This is not a massage tool. Please read the instructions fully before using as there are some contra-indications for use, and it is possible to overuse this tool, generating irritation and inflammation of soft tissues. If used properly, it can greatly increase healing, and can break up areas of dense tissue that are limiting soft [...]
These tool calibrate the sensitivity of the hands and feet to the postural and dynamic needs of the body. Clicking on the name of the tool, or the picture, will take you to Amazon.com, where you can find more information.
I use this Core Balance Disc and can recommend it. This is a mid priced unit, [...]
For Manual Therapists conceptualizing bone is something of a challenge. Classical anatomy presents bone as a static, mineralized structure that treats loads as compressional, somewhat like a stack of bricks. The dynamic and self healing properties of bone are not obvious, and especially so its pliable qualities. However, bone is by volume 33 to 43% minerals, [...]
Standard care for the types of soft tissue trauma which respond very well to Manual Therapy is the use of corticosteroids. In addition to the contamination issues recently uncovered in manufacturing facilities in the United States, their long term efficacy has been drawn into question. In a recent study by Bill Vicenzino of the University of Queensland, Physical [...]
I mention this paper because it has a pretty clear overview of the math involved in the bio-mechanics of human movement.
From the journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics:
Modeling Musculoskeletal Systems Using Finite Element Analysis
Muscles are organs whose primary function is to produce force and motion. Skeletal muscles
are attached to bones and can move [...]
Definition: An independent structure made from discontinuous compressional members connected by tensional members. This mechanical concept was introduced by Kenneth Snellson and promoted by R. Buckminster Fuller in the mid 20th century.
Tensegrity structures are an excellent model for illuminating systems that have dynamic polarity. This polarity can be anything, such as electromagnetic, pressure, or even social [...]