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Old 07-18-2007, 03:18 AM   #61
Aran Bright
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Re: Understanding fascia and tensegrity

The following is taken from a text that I have referenced below;

"Tensegrity structures actually become stronger when they are stressed as load applied is distributed not only to the area being directly loaded but throughout the structure. They employ both compressional and tensional elements. When applying the principles of tensegrity to the human body, one can readily see the bones and the intervertebral discs as the discontinous compressional units and the myofascial tissues (muscles, tendons, ligament, fascia and to some degree the discs) as the tensional elements. When load is applied (as in lifting) both the osseous and myofascial tissues distribute the stress incurred."

(Chaitow, L and DeLany, J.W., 2002, Clinical Applications of Neuromuscular Techniques, vol 1, the upper body, p9)

FWIW,

Aran

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