Glossary

Here is some more information regarding the common terminology used throughout this site, and terms frequently used by health professionals… Click on headings for more detailed information.

 

Cumulative Injury Cycle (CIC): The CIC is a self-perpetuating cycle of soft tissue injury that feeds itself and can worsen a biomechanical/musculoskeletal problem.

 

Musculoskeltal: The musculoskeletal system gives the body support, allows movements to occur, and protects vital organs. It is made up of; bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, joints, fascia and other connective tissues. Musculoskeletal conditions/injuries can involve any combination of these structures.

 

FasciaFascia is a fibrous conncetive tissue that supports and surrounds muscles and other organs of the body. Fascia is designed to decrease friction between structures and allow free movement to occur.

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