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what is the difference between palpation and perception?

palpation: efferent, active state, concentration and focus, pressure, motion testing, looking for something (examples: pulse, skin temperature)
perception: afferent, receptive state, paying attention, seeing motion, being open to what is present (examples: joint motion, tension)


acute vs. chronic TART changes: temp, moisture, texture, edema

acute: hotter, rougher, increased moisture, rigid, board like texture, tender, edema, venous congestion of vessels
chronic: usually cooler, thin and smooth texture, dry, ropy, stringy texture, no edema


fascia definition and functions

fascia is a connective tissue
functions are supportive/stabilizing, such as for neurovascular bundles, lymphatics, muscles and organs


TART abbreviation

Tissue Texture changes
Restriction of motion


palpatory receceptors (whether they can fatigue, which parts of the body are good for light touch and gauging temperature)

fingers are one of the most sensitive parts of our body


remapping process

areas of the brain that correspond to the hands can be remapped or expanded, depending on what is used and how often
hippocampus (for long-term memories and mental maps) grows from constant use


interpretation of results from skin drag test

acute: increased drag (slow)
chronic: decreased drag (fast)


main cellular component of fascia and what they do

fibroblasts, these produce collagen