Category - ~ Bio-Mechanical

Anatomy and physiology of animal structure

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...

How Muscles Work

A casual examination of the control of muscle function would lead one to the concept of this control as a switch - you turn on or off the specific function. However, the actual electrical control of muscle action is quite a bit more interesting.

Paleo Footwear

Our feet evolved over the last ~ 5 million years to not only perform the task of the rear feet of animals that walk on four legs, but to also take on the tasks of the front feet, freeing these feet to become our hands. For almost the entire...

Coffee Enema Cleanse

There are many reasons to do a coffee enema cleanse: “Coffee applied rectally has the following properties.  There is some overlap among these effects: An astringent. This is an herbal property that means it peels the top layer of skin or...

Yamuna Foot Wakers

Our ancestors feet had the privilege of walking around in soft shoes on dirt. Concrete and modern shoes are very hard on our feet, and they respond by thickening and restricting movement, resulting in variants of what is known as Plantar...

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...

Tensegrity Joint Articulation Model

Model of a joint articulation based on Tensegrity principles using a modified icosahedron. This model is an excellent demonstration of how a joint articulation can support structure without compressional members transferring load. It is likely...

Massage Ball

The connective tissue of our bodies actively monitors tension in our structure, and dynamically modifies its matrix to maintain tension within encoded parameters. The study of Bio-tensegrity is the study of this mechanism. Over time this...

Prolozone Therapy

This therapy was mentioned to me by a client who had struggled with knee replacement surgery. She was going to have the second knee replaced, but tried this therapy as a last resort. After doing this therapy, she elected to not have the surgery...

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