Muscle Chains

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Muscle chains

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.

 

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Dischiavi, S. L., Wright, A. A., Hegedus, E.  J., & Bleakley, C. M. (2018). Biotensegrity and myofascial chains: A  global approach to an integrated kinetic chain. Medical hypotheses, 110, 90–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2017.11.008
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