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Timing of Forces in Cartilage – What is optimal?

Cartilage - The Slowest Healer How and what kind of forces are optimal for cartilage regeneration? The science of how movement influences biology is called mechanobiology. This is an exciting field of research as it looks closely at how forces, and the timing application of them, can make cells come alive and wake up to [...]

Perfect Posture – What Does That Mean?

Posture In real estate it is location, location, location. But when it comes to the spine, it is posture, posture, and posture! But what does this word actually mean? Posture comes from the Latin Root 'positura' which means "position, station' and portrays the idea of not moving. Let's get one thing straight, we are ALWAYS moving. [...]

Dynamic Loading Enhances Intervertebral Disc Nutrition

Dynamic loading of the spine is essential to the health of the intervertebral discs. In a recent ISSLS Prize Winning study in Spine, researchers looked carefully at the influx of nutrient transport and expulsion of by-products of the spine of New Zealand white rabbits. We know that nutrients are required to reach the intervertebral discs [...]