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A General Description of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems

The CNS is made up of a diverse array of interconnected neurons (among other things, i.e. astrocytes, glial cells) located in the brain and spinal cord. The CNS generates and…

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How a Practitioner Thinks Matters… Especially When It Comes to the Health of Your Body

The Certified Muscle System Specialist â Movement limitations and difficulty holding your body in a position (like sitting, lying flat, standing still) are frequently associated with unwanted sensations like pain,…

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The Neuro-Muscular Unit

From Greg Mack Conventional Description A motor unit is classically defined as the alpha motor-neuron somi located in the spinal cord and all of the muscle fibers it innervates. A…

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Modern Rational Empiricism: A Thinking Model

Modified a bit From The Muscle System Consortia (MSC) Course: “Manual Muscle Testing” – Art and Science: An Exploration of its History, Physics/Mechanics, and Utility in Practice 2016 The MSC…

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Skeletal Muscle Function Modeled as a Mechanical Linear Electro-Active Actuator/Motor

From Greg Mack Let’s take a look at some definitions: Muscle (n.) – a specialized biological tissue system that contains cells capable of generating force. Mechanical (adj.) – of or…

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Information Set Theory of Pain: A Short Exploration.

By Greg Mack, ACE-CMES “Pain don’t hurt.”   (Patrick Swayze’s character – Dalton – in the movie “Road House”, responding to the doctor about to stitch up his knife wounds…

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Muscle Tone – What is that again?

Skeletal Muscle Tone, Tonus, Tonicity, and Motor Control By Greg Mack Muscle Tone (n.) – the normal level of firmness or slight contraction in a resting muscle. (Physiology) – the…

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