Clinical Anatomist/ Exercise Physiologist John Sharkey presents a two-hour webinar, “Stretching the Truth: A critical review of the science of stretching, fascia anatomy, strain and tensegrity", which provides a thorough and compelling overview of the science of stretching, strains, and tensegrity. The presentation offers a fresh perspective on traditional beliefs about stretching and challenges the accepted norms in injury prevention and flexibility training.
This presentation will be a visually rich and captivating exploration of the fascinating world of fascia, tensegrity and soft matter physics-the physics of us.
At the heart of John Sharkey's presentation is the concept of tensegrity, a term coined by architect and philosopher Buckminster Fuller to describe structures that maintain their shape through the balance of tension and compression. John demonstrates how this principle applies not only to architecture but also to the human body, with its interconnected fascia net.
Using stunning visuals and engaging anecdotes, John shows how the principles of tensegrity can help us better understand the neurofascial dynamics of movement and the importance of maintaining a healthy, balanced body. John also delves into the world of soft matter physics, exploring the properties of materials that exhibit both solid and liquid-like behaviour, such as the gel-like substance found in our joints. Throughout the presentation, John challenges conventional wisdom and encourages his audience to question assumptions about the human body and its capabilities.
With an infectious enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the subject matter, "Stretching the truth" is a must-see presentation for anyone interested in stretching, fascia and tensegrity.