• "to the open minded"
  • "normal should not be your ultimate goal"

Mechanisms for Hypertonicity

(published article Dynamic Chiropractic)

Hypertonicity is enacted by reflex overstimulation of the alpha motor nerves. Four main reflex responses can be involved. Three of these reflexes tend to be temporary and varied in nature, and are referred to as dynamic reflexes.

Muscle Metabolism: Aerobic vs. Anaerobic

(published article Dynamic Chiropractic)

Four different types of muscle fibers will be discussed here. However, only the aerobic slow-twitch fiber and the anaerobic fast-twitch fiber are found in human skeletal muscle. For the purpose of gaining additional insight provided by comparative study, the cardiac muscle fiber and aerobic fast-twitch fiber will also be discussed.

The Purpose of Myofascia in the Distribution of Circulation and Innervation

(published article Dynamic Chiropractic)

Once you understand the role of myofascia, you can see that an adhesion of these fascia would be as horrendous as an adhesion of the pleural fascia (pleurisy). You will also see two other important roles which skeletal muscles serve in addition to moving bones and maintaining alignment.

Which Comes First: The Malstructural Misalignment or the Malfunctional Muscle Imbalance?

(published article Dynamic Chiropractic)

Proverbs are informal common-sense truths about of errors that are often seen repeated. They can act as a preliminary yardstick when evaluating if a statement fits the fabric of experience.

When structure is stated as being ahead of function, common sense says, isn't that like putting the passive structural cart ahead of the active functioning horse? Formal conclusions fall into the realm of logical truths and can provide a higher level of verification.

The Psychological "Chicken or the Egg" Question

There is a long history of the popular acceptance of the idea that a mind-body couple exists insofar as the mind is capable of psychosomatic-ally disturbing normal body function. This has shaped the psychological approaches to concentrate solely on emotional environmental and experiencial factors. The thought being that if the emotional disturbances are resolved, this will automatically resolve any physiological disturb- ances which may have psychosomatically followed.

The "Big Picture" of Physical Activity

There exists among physical trainers and even textbooks an enormous amount of misinformation about skeletal muscle activity. This is so because they use a piecemeal "how" approach, without considering the holistic "why" approach. To simplify this incredibly complicated subject, a superficial discussion will be made on the aspects of some of the parts involved in the whole picture.