Flashcards in Exam 3 - Chapter 13+14 Deck (13)
Foundation on which a body rests or stands; when people stand, their feet and the space between that define the base of support.
Base of support
a branch of science that applies the laws of physics to living creatures; a component of physics, the laws of Newtonian mechanics, applied to living bodies at rest and in motion
hypothetical point around which all mass appears to be concentrated
Center of Gravity
muscles that are found in the four extremities and that are designed for movement
what are 3 examples are Mobility muscles ?
1. Biceps formoris
2. Biceps brachii
muscles that support the torso and are designed to provide postural stability
what are 3 examples of Stability muscles?
1. latissimus dorsi
2. abdominal group
3. erector spinae
what are 4 types of wheelchair transfers?
assisted standing pivot
a sudden drop in blood pressure in the brain when a person stands up quickly from a sitting or supine position, causing the oxygen in the brain to drop and the person to become dizzy and prone to falling.
If a patient has the ability to transfer from a wheelchair to a table on their own what type transfer is this?
Standby Assist Transfer
if a patient cannot transfer themselves independently but can bear weight on their legs what type of transfer technique should be used ?
Assisted Standing Pivot Transfer
if a patient cannot bear weight on their lower extremities what type of transfer technique should be used?