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The Brookbush Institute Glossary

A list of terms and definitions used in our courses and articles.

A

A-Band

Abdominal Drawing-In Manuever (ADIM)

Accuracy

Action Potential

Activation Technique

Active Stretching

Active Structure

Adenosine Triphophatase (ATPase)

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

Algometery

All Or None Principle

Amortization Phase

Antagonists

Anterior

appendicular bone

Appendicular Skeleton

Arthrokinematic Inhibition

Arthrokinematic motion

Assessment

Axial Skeleton

B

Balance

Ball And Socket

Base of Support

Bilateral

C

Case Control Study

Caudal

Cavitation

Center Of Mass

Cephalad

Circuit Training

Cohort Study

Comparable Sign

Compensation Pattern

component motions

Compression

Concave

Concordant Sign

Conductivity

Condyloid Joint

Connective Tissue Cell

Contractility

Contralateral

Convex

Convex-Concave Rule (and concave-convex rule)

Corrective Exercise

Correlational Research

Counter Nutation

Counter-movement Jump (CMJ)

Cross Sectional Study

Crossover Design

Cytokine

D

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Dependent Variable

Distal

Distraction

Dorsal

Dysfunction

Dyskinesis

E

Effusion

Elasticity

Epithelial Cell

Equilibrium

Etiology

Evidence Based Practice

Excitability

Excitation Threshold

Exercise Progression

Exercise Regression

Experimental Research

Extensibility

F

False Negative

False Positive

Fascial System

Fibromyalgia

Fixators

Force Closure

Force Velocity Curve

Form Closure

G

Glide

Gliding Joint

Goniometry

Ground Reaction Force

H

H Band

Hinge

Holism

Horizontal Loading

Hormone

Hypermobility

Hyperplasia

Hypertonic

Hypertophy

Hypomobility

Hypothesis

Hypotonic

I

I Band

Independent Variable

Inferior

Integration

Intermuscular Coordination

Intramuscular Coordination

Ipsilateral

Isoform

L

Latent Trigger Point

Lateral

Length Tension Relationship

Levels Of Evidence

Likelihood Ratios

Longitudinal Study

M

M Line

Maximum Voluntary Contraction (MVC)

Medial

Mitochondria

Mobility

Model

Motor Unit

Movement Impairment

Muscle Cell

Muscle Fiber Dysfunction

Muscle Length Test

Muscular System

Myalgia

Myofascial Pain Sydrome (MPS)

Myoglobin

N

Nerve Cell

Nervous System

Neuromuscular Efficiency

Neuromuscular Inhibition

Neuromuscular Junction

Neutralizers

Normative Data

Nutation

O

Observational Study

Optimal Alignment

Organelle

Osteokinematic Motion

P

Passive Structure

physiological movements

Pigment Biology

Pivot Joint

Plyometric

Post Activation Potentiation

Posterior

Posture

Power

Predictive Values

Prime Mover

Prone

Prospective Study

Proximal

R

Randomized Control Trial

Rate Coding

Rate of Force Development

Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

Reciprocal Inhibition

Recovery Time

Reductionist

Referred Trigger Point Pain

Refractory Period

Regional Interdependence

Relative Flexibility

Release

Relevance

Reliability

Responsiveness

Retrospective

Roll

S

Saddle Joint

Sarcomere

Sensitivity

Specificity

Spin

Stability

Stability Training

Stabilizers

Stretch Shortening Cycle (SSC)

Superior

Supine

Synergistic Dominance

Synergists

Synovial Joint

T

Taut Band

Tension

Test-Item Cluster

Tone

Torque

Trigger Point

True Negative

True Positive

Twitch Response