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Biotensegrity and Human Movement: The Importance of Closed Kinematic Chains [Article]

Human bodies are biotensegrity structures. This is what allows us to our very special combination of stability, movement, adaptability and resilience. As we better understand biotensegrity, we can better understand how our physical structure functions, and we can use this knowledge to help our clients and patients discover more optimal movement. This article is extracted from Chapter 15 “Reconfiguring” of the author’s book Everything Moves: How biotensegrity informs human movement and ties together many topics previously introduced, including how the body’s closed kinematic chains emerge as part of its tensegral structure. As in the rest of the book, it contains a number of exercises to help you to learn through practical experience. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.