28 Jul

Our Core: Tensegrity and Spinal Stabilization

Our spinal column serves to protect our nervous system and is an attachment site for the muscles, ligaments, nerves, guts and fascia, it stores kinetic energy and it helps transfer the loads of the body into our base of support. To function effectively, the spinal column needs to be both stiff and flexible at the same time. This dynamic dance of stiffness and flexibility is orchestrated by the brain’s incredible ability to control a symphony of muscles around the spine.

03 Jun

Photobiomodulation: Tendinitis or Tendinosis?

A tendinopathy is a term to describe pain, swelling, and functional impairment to a tendon. Photobiomodulation (also knowns as cold laser therapy) has been shown to treat the symptoms in both tendinitis and tendinosis, as well as performing as a reliable adjunct in the rehabilitative process. The intention of this article is to shed some light on how photobiomodulation can help heal the damaged tissue. Additionally, clarity will be introduced on how tendinitis differs from tendinosis.

27 May

Our Core: The Functional Pressure System

The term “core strength” often invokes the image of ripped six pack abs and trimmed obliques. Spinal stabilization is another term that is commonly associated with core function. Although the abdominals and obliques serve important roles in generating efficient movement of our bodies, in isolation they do not serve as effective stabilizers of the spine. The intention of this article is to give the reader a functional context of how our core functions and how postural strategies impact core function.

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07 May

Health and Wellness: What Every Patient Should Know

Inherent to this goal is our desire to help you feel better, move better, and live better. This article provides information that we believe is foundational to the understanding of overall health and healing.