Muscle chains⛓️ are myofascial connections in which structure and function are interconnected. Human movement is a complex orchestration of events involving many different body systems.
Observational data from musculoskeletal science is presented that contributes to understanding human movement as a globally interconnected complex system. Central to this is the concept of 💢 biotensegrity, in which the bones of the skeletal system are held together by the resting muscle tone of numerous viscoelastic muscle chains ⛓️ in response to tension.
The construction of a 💢 biotensegrity system suggests that the entire musculoskeletal system is constantly adapting as humans move, creating global patterns.