Bio-mechanics is a symbiotic relationship between Kinesiology (the study of movement) and mechanics is the application of mechanical or movement laws in the body (bio). The movement and manipulation is assessed and redirected through fascial meridians as well as a network of points within the interstitial connective tissue.
A meridian is an ‘energy or pulse and movement highway’ in the human body. Fascial meridians or planes were explored by Dr. Russell Schierling . Tom Myers continued his research in depth to develop 12 meridians of functional complexes within the fascial fabric – each with a defined anatomy and ‘meaning’ in human posture and movement.
Chinese Meridians and points of energy can be mapped throughout the body; they flow within the body and not on the surface, meridians exist in corresponding pairs and each meridian has many acupuncture points along its path. Qi (chee) energy flows through accessing all parts of the body.
The Chinese meridians and myofascial meridians are not exactly lined up but very close in each line or area’s surrounding tissue. The anatomical relationship of acupuncture/acupressure points and meridians to connective tissue planes is relevant to bio-mechanism of action and suggests a potentially important integrative role for interstitial connective tissue and myofascia.
To me, these collective and complementary parts of study are fairly new considering the ancient intel we have. These theories and physiological findings are increasing more and more every day. Commonly associated with recovery, rehabilitation, and functional movement restoration, skilled professionals/practitioners such as myself in these “movement-science” or Bio-mechanics have a passion to further therapist education as well as educate our clients/patients to return to an optimum healthy, active lifestyle.