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1

What is the principle behind the still technique? What type of technique is it?

Go indirect first, then directly--it is an articulatory technique

2

Is Still technique active or passive?

Passive

3

How do you monitor the "vector force" with still technique?

Apply a listening hand

4

What is the "operating hand" in still's technique?

Introduces the "vector force"

5

What are the two types of "vector forces" used in still's technique?

Compression or traction

6

What is characteristic of all "vector forces" used in still's technique?

always run through dysfunctional tissue

7

Which comes first in Still technique: direct or indirect?

Indirect first, then direct

8

What is the max force used in Still technique?

5 pounds

9

What are the steps of still technique?

Bring into indirect position (where it likes to go), exaggerate, then apply a force through the affected tissue and carry it through the barrier

10

True or false: Still technique is usually applied several times

True

11

By take the tissues indirectly and applying a "vector force", how are the tissues affected?

The tissues become "unloaded"

12

What is the MOA of still technique?

Restoration of more normal afferent signals to the CNS returns the neural traffic at the spinal cord to more normal levels

13

When is Still technique particularly useful?

Joint restrictions being held by fascial strains

14

What are the three contraindications to Still technique?

-Possible fracture
-Position reproduces symptoms
-Position causes other symptoms

15

Which type of vertebral dysfunction can be treated with Still technique?

Both type I and II ("it's good for everything")

16

When is Still technique particularly effective?

Treating injuries that occurred years ago

17

What are the six steps of Still technique?

1. Assess motion
2. Place tissues in indirect position
3. Exaggerate position until tissues relax
4. Introduce force
5. Carry tissues through restriction
6. Reassess