Adhesive tape with the mechanical strength to resist stretching. It is applied to the skin to support, stabilize, and restrict movement to aid healing and/or prevent injuries of MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
A flat, flexible strip of material used to cover or fasten together damaged tissue.
Recording of information on magnetic or punched paper tape.
Fabric or other material used to cover the body.
The climate of a very small area.
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
The TEMPERATURE at the outer surface of the body.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Rigid or flexible appliances used to maintain in position a displaced or movable part or to keep in place and protect an injured part. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.
Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
Sensory functions that transduce stimuli received by proprioceptive receptors in joints, tendons, muscles, and the INNER EAR into neural impulses to be transmitted to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Proprioception provides sense of stationary positions and movements of one's body parts, and is important in maintaining KINESTHESIA and POSTURAL BALANCE.
Rigid or flexible appliances that overlay the occlusal surfaces of the teeth. They are used to treat clenching and bruxism and their sequelae, and to provide temporary relief from muscle or temporomandibular joint pain.
A mechanism of communicating one's own sensory system information about a task, movement or skill.
The part of a limb or tail following amputation that is proximal to the amputated section.
Strips of elastic material used to apply pressure to body parts to control EDEMA and aid circulation.
Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.
The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
The field of medicine concerned with physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in exercise and sports activities.
Summarizing techniques used to describe the pattern of mortality and survival in populations. These methods can be applied to the study not only of death, but also of any defined endpoint such as the onset of disease or the occurrence of disease complications.
A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
A raised flat surface on which a patient is placed during a PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.
The interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale, between different countries or between populations within the same country. It includes trade (the buying, selling, or exchanging of commodities, whether wholesale or retail) and business (the purchase and sale of goods to make a profit). (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, p411, p2005 & p283)
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Acute or chronic pain located in the posterior regions of the THORAX; LUMBOSACRAL REGION; or the adjacent regions.
Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.
Individuals who have developed skills, physical stamina and strength or participants in SPORTS or other physical activities.
Orthopedic appliances used to support, align, or hold parts of the body in correct position. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The field of veterinary medicine concerned with the causes of and changes produced in the body by disease.
The storing of visual and usually sound signals on discs for later reproduction on a television screen or monitor.
An appreciable lateral deviation in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.
The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.
A basis of value established for the measure of quantity, weight, extent or quality, e.g. weight standards, standard solutions, methods, techniques, and procedures used in diagnosis and therapy.