May 10, 2024
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Pickleball Elbow: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Pickleball remains the fastest growing sport for the 3rd year in a row, having grown a staggering 223.5% since 2020. This is partly due to the sport gaining popularity as a safe way to engage in activity while staying socially distanced during the pandemic, and its notable low barrier to entry for interested players. With more locations to play and updated pickleball paddle types being added all of the time, …

February 28, 2024

The Sacrum Paradox: Keystone or Suspension?

Why It Matters: The Sacroiliac Joint For proper treatment of our body’s structural core, the sacroiliac joint, it is important that we understand how it functions properly. Misconceptions regarding the interrelationship of ligaments and muscles, the shape and movement pattern of the sacroiliac joint, and other factors disguise many complications and contraindications that make treatment challenging. Is The Sacrum a Keystone or is it Suspended? Whether the sacrum functions as …

October 12, 2022

Tensegrity: The Interplay Between Muscles and Ligaments

  Figure 1 Figure 2 Relationship of structural and soft tissue elements To understand how our musculoskeletal system functions, it is important to understand the interplay between soft tissues, such as the ligaments and muscles, and the body’s structural elements, the bones. This relationship is expressed through a principle called tensegrity (Tensional Integrity). Tensegrity is based on a principle discovered by one of Buckminster Fuller’s students, Kenneth Snelson, who named …

May 19, 2022

SCREWED: Bilateral SIJ Fusion

Hilton’s Law[1] forms the basis of the relationship between the structural elements of our musculoskeletal system; it states that the nerve supplying a joint also supplies both the muscles that move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles. The innervated parts of joints consist mainly of three ligamentous structures; the ligaments that hold the joints together, the capsule that encases the joint, and the synovium …

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