Skeletal Muscle Molecular Mechanics

Skeletal Muscle Molecular Mechanics

Skeletal muscle molecular mechanics provide a comprehensive review of the sliding-filament-cross-bridge theory released in 1954. Since then, ongoing experimental research and improved technical instrumentation as allowed scientists to provide more clues in relation to the underlying physiological and biomechanical functioning of the contractile machine.

Professor Pollack, over several years, has compiled a vast documentation of experimental scientific research (and his own), where he has demonstrated that the sliding-filament-cross-bridge theory is not as simple of a mechanism in which filaments at constant length slide past one another and propelled by a rotational cycling and detachment of the cross-bridges.

This fresh insight of knowledge offers those involved in the manual therapy field more accurate answers in respect to the following:

  1. What is the underlying physiological mechanisms responsible for Sustained, Involuntary,Chronic Muscle Shortening, (SICMS) , in which often leads to myofacial pain syndrome?
  2.  Which molecular structure is responsible the polymorphic variation in stiffness seen among the population ?
  3.  Which molecular structure is responsible for the resting muscle tension ?
  4.  Differentiate between resting muscle tension, muscle tonus and shortened muscle
  5.  Which neuro-physiological mechanisms are responsible for the tenderness characteristic associated with SICMS ?
  6. Discover how the molecular arrangement in the sarcomere help to maintain postural stabilization in relaxed gravity-neutral upright posture, EMG silent.
  7. Find out why SCIMS occurs mostly near osseous attachment.


Part 2

Learn specific osseous assessment associated with low back pain conditions of mechanical origin and improve your soft tissue palpation and correction skills.