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Posted by Mike at 10:42 pm

  Some cells in your body are glucose-guzzling speed freaks — neurons, muscle fibers, hepatocytes — each of them humming or jolting or twitching in a frenzy.  Other cells — osteocytes, adipocytes —  prefer a more stately existence, burying themselves in rock walls or wire cages.  But which cell is the chillest, most limber, most […]

Note: This is a two-part ‘how-to’ article.  Part 1 focuses on anatomy and mechanics; Part 2 gives some methods of application. Imagine placing your hands on the above head, and engaging the outer tissues in such a way as to transmit force to the membrane shown in yellow.  Imagine that doing so with skill and […]


NOTE:  This post focuses on the location, palpation, and mechanical environment of nerves and their fasciae.  The physiology of nerve entrapment and specific diagnostic/assessment criteria are not covered here.   “I always get pain right here“, says your patient, pointing vaguely to their shoulder blade.  They say it with diagnostic emphasis, but you don’t share […]