This 30-minute lecture explores the science of tendons and ligaments. It looks at how they relate to the chiropractic adjustment.
Duration: .5 hours
Skill Level: DC or DVM
This lecture covers the tendon and ligament anatomy of the joints of the dog and the horse. The topic includes the passive stay apparatus in the horse with mention of several other species and the complex ligament function in the spinal column. The goal of this lecture is to impress upon the student the wonder of how these ligaments are not simply passive ropes and pulleys but active through static function with a vast array of receptors for monitoring motor output and signaling sensory function. At the end of this class, the student should be able to grasp the concept of the need for the normal function of the tendon and ligament systems.