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an ability to know the position of your body & to detect movement with your eyes closed
when muscles are not able to generate as much force in a shortened or lengthened position
when the motion of a joint may be limited by the length of a 2 joint muscle because it is unable to stretch across both joints
Function of Titin
maintains the position of the myosin in the center of the sarcomere and prevents the sarcomere from being pulled apart
golgi tendon organs initiate a reflex that protects the tendon from tearing by inhibiting the contracting muscle
paralysis of trunk & lower extremities andsome or all of the upper extremities
ANS controls what functions
visceral (digestion, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, reproductive function)
What are the sensory functions of cranial nerves
proprioception for talking and swallowing, smell, vision, hearing, taste, touch & pain sensation on face
What are the motor functions of cranial nerves?
facial expressions, blinking, eye movement, pupil dilation, tear & saliva production, talking, swallowing, and chewing
cutaneous area (skin) that sends sensory info to a specific spinal nerve/spinal cord level
Why are dermatones/myotomes important to PT?
by evaluating muscle strength and sensation, we can gain information about the health of specific areas of the nervous system
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