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Sports Massage Therapy Dictionary

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  • Cancer

Cancer

Cancer DEFINITION - What does Cancer mean? Human bodies are made up of trillions of cells, all working

  • Disease

Disease

Disease DEFINITION - What does Disease mean? People often consider the term ‘disease’ as referring to an

  • Defibrillation

Defibrillation

Defibrillation DEFINITION - What does Defibrillation mean? Defibrillation refers to the process of restoring normal heart rhythm

  • Dermatologist

Dermatologist

Dermatologist DEFINITION - What does Dermatologist mean? A dermatologist is a medical doctor whose specialty is the

  • x-ray

X-Ray

X-Ray DEFINITION - What does X-Ray mean? Most commonly known for their use in medical and security

  • Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound DEFINITION - What does Ultrasound mean? Used heavily in medical diagnosis, manufacturing, testing, and industrial cleaning,

  • Acute

Acute

Acute DEFINITION - What does Acute mean? In general, ‘acute’ refers to a short time frame. Used

  • Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate DEFINITION - What does Carbohydrate mean? One of the most important nutrients in both animal and

Fitness

Fitness DEFINITION - What does Fitness mean? Fitness is, generally speaking, the state of having the physical

  • Chronic

Chronic

Chronic DEFINITION - What does Chronic mean? The opposite of acute, or short-term, chronic refers to either

Nerve

Nerve DEFINITION - What does Nerve mean? A nerve is like a smart electrical control cable; it is

  • Abdomen

Abdomen

Abdomen DEFINITION - What does Abdomen mean? In reference to the human body, the abdomen is a large cavity

Diabetes

Diabetes DEFINITION - What does Diabetes mean? Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by an excessive amount of

Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding DEFINITION - What does Bodybuilding mean? Bodybuilding is the activity of working out to increase the size

Hernia

Hernia DEFINITION - What does Hernia mean? A hernia is what happens when the tissue within a bodily

  • Deep Tissue Massage

Massage

Massage DEFINITION - What does Massage mean? Massage is the general term for a process of soft tissue

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia DEFINITION - What does Fibromyalgia mean? Fibromyalgia is an incurable condition that affects your muscles and bones.

Whiplash

Whiplash DEFINITION - What does Whiplash mean? Whiplash is the common term used to describe neck strain. Most

Sprain

Sprain DEFINITION - What does Sprain mean? Any action that pushes a joint past its natural range of

Sciatica

Sciatica DEFINITION - What does Sciatica mean? Sciatica (pronounced sigh-at-eh-kah), is a term used to refer to the pain

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis DEFINITION - What does Plantar Fasciitis mean? Plantar fasciitis is localized inflammation of the plantar fascia