Category - ~Spine

Blog posts about back structure and function

The Role of Posture in Movement

This research reveals that movement is an extension of neurological organization based primarily on head position relative to the body. It validates long held theories, thereby adding confidence to our understanding that movement is an...

5 Tibetan Rites

  The musculoskeletal systems of our bodies thrive on being on the floor. As a Manual Therapist, I am continually recommending for clients that they integrate a simple Yoga practice into their health routines, especially poses that require...

Mattress Recommendation

My wife and I have bought several mattresses during our life together, with my overall satisfaction rating of the process of purchasing and then sleeping on the product running about one out of five stars. In January 2016 we purchased a...

Movement is Crucial

The fundamental distinction between animals and all living beings is movement. Animals emerged out of living beings becoming able to make distinctions in their surroundings, give meaning to those distinctions, and move towards or away from what...

Current Research in Manual Therapy

Discussing Manual Therapy with members of the scientific or medical communities is often challenging. Usually, shortly after jumping into a description of the efficacy of this treatment modality, the question arises “Do you have peer...

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...

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...

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...

Baby Moves

Babies (DVD): Culture has a profound influence on the developmental trajectory of infants. Although somewhat obvious, it is highly educational to observe how setting and attitudes define the opportunities for growing children. The documentary...

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