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Types of Health Care
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Allopathic medicine:

A method of treatment that focuses on producing effects that are the opposite of those associated with an illness. If someone had an illness that caused dry skin, for example, allopathic doctors would prescribe moisturizing remedies. The word comes from combining the Greek allos, meaning other, and patheia, meaning...

Chiropractic Care
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Acute care:

Treatment directed at relieving painful symptoms, which have usually developed recently.

Activator tool:

Also known as an activator adjusting instrument, the T-shaped, handheld activator tool allows chiropractors to give precise, low-force and high-speed adjustments.

Adjustment:

The application of thrust to a joint in the body, using a specific speed, depth...

Body Movement
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Extension:

Movement of two body parts away from each other, such as when you look up and move your chin away from your chest.

Flexion:

Movement of two body parts toward each other, such as when you flex your bicep and move your hand and wrist to your shoulder.

Pronation:

Inward or medial...

Conditions & Symptoms
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Acute:

Symptoms or conditions that have developed recently, which are usually sharp or severe.

Chronic:

Symptoms or conditions that have persisted for weeks, months or even years, which can range from mild to severe.

Degeneration:

A breaking down of bodily tissue, such as that in the spine. Poor spinal mechanics,...

Exercise
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Active exercise:

An exercise performed without assistance. A sit-up, for example, is an active exercise.

Passive exercise:

An exercise performed with assistance, usually from a therapist, that requires the exerciser to exert little physical energy. Passive exercises are important during the acute, or early, phase of recovery from an injury.

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Anatomy
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Articulation:

A joint formed where two or more bones in the body meet. Your foot bone, for example, forms an articulation with your leg bone. You call that articulation an ankle.

Atlas:

Another name for the first cervical vertebra, which is located at the top of your spine and supports...