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1

Stretch reflex is associated with muscle fibers.
Where and what do they monitor?

stretch reflex=muscle spindle fibres>skeletal muscle belly>stretch the muscle>rate of change in length.

2

The GTO is associated with the golgi tendon organs.
Where and what do they monitor?

GTO=golgi tendon organs>musculotendinous junction>detects muscle tension.

3

Stretch reflex: agonist muscle contracts/relaxes; antagonist muscle contracts/relaxes.

Contracts, relaxes

4

GTO: agonist muscle contracts/relaxes; too much tension is detected at the tendon.

Relaxes

5

True or false:
The primary massage technique that uses the stretch reflex is stripping.

True

6

True or false:
Both stretch reflex and GTO are to protect your muscles and tendons from damage and injury.

True