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Discussing the articular continuum & passive progressive loading

January 22, 2013

In this video, taken at a Functional Anatomic Palpation Systems (F.A.P.) ‘Lower Limb’ seminar in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Spina discusses the concept of the articular continuum.  This refers to the fact that there is no true separation between active and passive articular stabilizing structures.  Rather these components form a continuum of tissue across the joints whereby active contractile tissues guide tension in non-contractile structures.  This set up explains how joints remain stable throughout a large range of motion.  As well, Dr. Spina discusses the utilization of passive progressive loading to induce beneficial tissue adaptations.

FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY SEMINARS.com

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