Tensegrity & Bodywork

The word ‘Tensegrity’ was coined by Buckminster Fuller, the guy who designed the geodesic dome. Tensegrity is a combination of the words ‘tension’ and ‘integrity’ and it describes a structure that gets its stability and its balance from the tensions placed within it, as opposed to most buildings that get their structural integrity from piling […]

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Intrinsic/Extrinsic

Intrinsic/Extrinsic Deeper muscle fibers closer to the joints stabilize the joint more than move it (intrinsic); more superficial muscle fibers move bones around the joints more than stabilize them (extrinsic) I read somewhere in my research when a person is under a general anesthetic that all the skeletal muscles in the body completely turn off […]

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Breath & Movement: Psoas and Diaphragm Independence

I have traditionally suggested to students that they think of psoas and diaphragm as a single functional unit, that psoas and diaphragm are continuations of each other. This was based on practical experience as well as theoretical physiology. My practical experience was that in basically every client there was tightness and often sensitivity/pain in both […]

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Case Study – Knee Injury

So I thought a case study now and then would make good blogs. Check out this one… The client is a 63 year-old male in good health. He sustained 2 knee injuries (same knee – the right) playing college football which required surgery. Back then the repair work was much more invasive than it is […]

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ACL Injuries and Dynamic Tensegrity

A couple of months ago there was an increase in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) sprains and tears among NBA players; it’s a good time to review the LMD SportsMassage take on ACL damage. To begin let’s look at the players. The ACL and the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) are deep in the center of the […]

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Hypertonicity Defined, Effects Explained

The function of muscle tone is primarily two-fold: to stabilize the joints both statically and dynamically and to circulate fluids through the body’s tissues, functioning as the ‘return heart’. ‘Statically’ refers to stabilizing the joints with the body at rest: sleeping, sitting, where levels of muscle tone required to stabilize the joints would be relatively […]

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Selfishness vs Self-Sabotage, Part One

We live in an insane culture and society. That is not my opinion, that is a physiological fact. It is important to understand how and why that statement is true because it affects the health and the structural relationships within our bodies, and thus our clients’ bodies. One of many perspectives to understand this is […]

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Among the back problems we and our clients experience is a situation allopathic medicine refers to as ‘Degenerative Disc Disease’. From our perspective here at LMD, the only word out of those three that is applicable to the situation is ‘Disc’. The disc here is of course an intervertebral disc, and it is made of […]

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Expectations

Note: We’ve run into a minor glitch on our website and my replies to your comments haven’t posted to the website lately. We’ll have that resolved in the next day or two. I got an email from one of you and would like to make it today’s subject: “The whole ‘no expectations of results’ that […]

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