Category - ~ Manual Therapy

Cross Crawl

One of the simplest things we can do to improve how we are integrated neurologically is to an exercise called Cross Crawl. It is simply cross lateral movement. When we learn to crawl, we develop these circuits that emerge as the building blocks...

Portable / Home Ultrasound Unit

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...

Structure and Function of Bone

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...

Resolving Post Traumatic Stress

A compilation of reflections written by Sharon, Mary, Pamela, Lori, Brea and Shannon combined and adapted to make one narrative. (These people are Masgutova NeuroMotor Reflex Integration Core Specialists, complied by Pamela Curlee) “We’re a...

Steroids and Healing

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...

Visceral Reflexes and Behavior

Visceral reflexes are the most ancient cognitive mechanisms present in the human body. These reflexes regulate internal processes such as digestion and the function of the liver, processes which collectively are known as Homeostasis. Optimally...

Mathematical Muscule Modeling

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...

Human Structural Alignment

What is the correct alignment for the structure of the human body in the gravity field? It is helpful to use the landmarks indicated in the graphic below to find this alignment, which is the most efficient for our structure. When our bodies are...

The Bio-Chemistry of Stretch

Aches and pains in our muscles, from a Manual Therapy perspective, are viewed as our bodies protective response to unbalanced tone. Essentially our bodies are saying that for the painful activity our muscle tone is not organized in a way that...

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