Flashcards in Intro to HVLA and ME Deck (8)
What are the contraindications to ME?
Open Wounds, Broken bones, Uncooperative Patient, Unresponsive patient, Severe pain in the muscle group utilized
Describe the flow of information from a golgi tendon organ to the affected muscle
1) Golgi tendon --> afferent neuron (1b group) --> gray matter of spinal cord --> synapse with inhibitory interneurons --> synpase with large alpha motor neurons in the anterior gray horn of the spinal cord --> inhibitory message to the muscle
How is HVLA classified in terms of a technique?
Direct & Passive
What is something that one should consider prior to applying a HVLA treatment?
Consider relaxing surrounding soft tissues first
What does a spinal somatic dysfunction involve?
A vertebral segment (consists of; vertebra above and below the segment along with the disc between the two)
What is the neurophysiology component behind HVLA?
A sudden change in length/tension is applied to the tissue, activating the golgi tendon organ, allowing the muscle tensions to equalize proper functional position and motion; thus normalizing, imbalanced afferent input
What are two complications that may arise if HVLA is performed on those with Down's syndrome and/or RA?
Dens fracture or dislocation