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1

what is the application of variable manual pressure to the surface of the body for the purposes of determining the shape, size, consistency, position, inherent motility, and health of the tissues beneath

palpation

2

what does the first "T" in TART stand for

tenderness

3

what does the "A" in TART stand for

asymmetry

4

what does the "R" in TART stand for

restriction of motion (active and passive)

5

what does the second "T" in TART stand for

tissue texture changes/abnormalities

6

what do merkel discs sense

degree of pressure (slow adapting)

7

what does meisner's corpuscle sense

2 point discrimination (rapid adapting)

8

what does ruffing corpuscle sense

stretch

9

what does Pacinian corpuscle sense

vibration

10

what part of the hand is best for temperature sensation

the bare nerve endings on the dorsal-ulnar aspect of the hand

11

what are the 2 main things that must be true for something to be somatic dysfunction

it must be a loss of ROM within physiological barriers and must be fixable with OMT