From Tom: What is Spatial Medicine? We tend to think of ‘medicine’ as a monolith, but of course there are different kinds. If we think of the irreducibles of Space, Time, and Matter – matter unfolds in space over time – there’s a medicine for each. The most dominant form of medicine now is Material… Read more
Whole-body participation is the key to effective rehabilitation or performance enhancement. The perpetuating factor is often not where the pain is – Learn to see where lack of movement in one area is causing overstrain and pain in another. Anatomy Trains can help you see the overall pattern and assess ‘what’s missing’ in movement.
Editor’s note: Tom Myers is commenting on this article from the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy (JBMT), titled The effect of visceral manipulation on Diastatis Recti Abdominis (DRA) by Brandi Kirk and Teresa Elliot-Burke I am happy to see JBMT recognizing the role of visceral manipulation in treating lumbopelvic pain and the after-effects of… Read more
Editor’s note: Tom is referring to this article: Why Smells Trigger Such Powerful Memories It’s always been a ’thing’ – since Proust and before as the article mentions – how evocative of memories smells are. This article gives the what – vision and hearing and touch (read: proprioception also – people get so confused because… Read more
From Tom: As a Structural Integrator seeking organisation along the body’s vertical axis, I have always wondered: What sets that axis in the body? I am not alone in this. This article does not answer the question yet, but points to how a solution might be found soon: https://phys.org/news/2021-02-imaging-moments-body-emerging-embryo.html The ovum is approximately a sphere,… Read more