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Biomechanics – Anatomy & Physiology of Flexibility & Stretching, Stretch-Related Reflexes

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the spinal reflexes related to stretching and how to apply this knowledge in teaching.

Objective

Become knowledgeable about the Stretch Reflex, the Golgi Tendon Reflex and Reciprocal Inhibition, and explore how to apply this knowledge in teaching.

Description

Explain the significance of the fact that reflexes relevant to stretching are spinal reflexes. Name the three spinal reflexes related to stretching and give other names for the Stretch Reflex. Describe the purpose and muscular effect of the Stretch Reflex, and how this knowledge can be applied to practice. Provide another name for the Golgi Tendon Reflex and explain what the Golgi tendon organs. Describe the muscular effect of the Golgi Tendon Reflex and a way to stimulate the Golgi tendon organs. Describe Reciprocal Inhibition and how knowledge of the process of Reciprocal Inhibition can be used to deepen a stretch.

Questions Answered Here

  1. The reflexes relevant in stretching are spinal reflexes. Why is that significant?
  2. What are the names of the three spinal reflexes related to stretching?
  3. What are some other names for the Stretch Reflex?
  4. What is the muscular effect of the Stretch Reflex?
  5. What is the purpose of the Stretch Reflex, and a common example?
  6. What learning can apply from knowledge of the Stretch Reflex?
  7. What other names refer to the Golgi Tendon Reflex?
  8. What do Golgi tendon organs do?
  9. What is the muscular effect of the Golgi Tendon Reflex?
  10. What are two ways to stimulate the Golgi tendon organs?
  11. What is Reciprocal Inhibition?
  12. How can we use knowledge of the process of Reciprocal Inhibition to deepen a stretch?

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