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Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Getting the Feel of Tensegrity

We’ve spoken recently of how the body makes use of tensegrity to help hold itself together. We stretch out our soft tissues and they resist further expansion and create a...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Function of the Thoracolumbar Fascia, Part 1

Today we want to take another look at the purposes served by our thoracolumbar fascia during the activities of a normal day. The first thing to point out is that...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis 1

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Spinal Stenosis

Our most recent discussion concerned degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine, a problem common to modern-day humans. Given the many moving parts that make up the spine, it is not surprising...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Teaching Our Art in a Nursing Home 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: Teaching Our Art in a Nursing Home

Not quite seven years ago, a well-known Australian geriatrician and member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, Dr. Dick Lefroy, sent me a tape of people practicing the Taoist Tai...

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Spinal Ligaments – Holding All The Parts Together 0

Notes on Anatomy and Physiology: The Spinal Ligaments – Holding All The Parts Together

Thus far we have been introduced to a number of the components of the spinal column – the vertebrae themselves, the intervertebral discs and the facet joints. We have looked...