Fascinating Fascia and How it Supports You

No doubt about it, we’ve got a lot going on in our lives. So we don't blame you if you haven't given your fascia a second (or first) thought. Or even heard of what it is. 

But fascia is...

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How Traction Benefits Your Nervous System

The traction exercise helps balance the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), which helps regulate our stress response. The ANS is made of two parts; the Parasympathetic and...

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The Benefits of Ongoing Care

People go to yoga class to relax, and to keep bodies limber and strong. We all know that going to the gym only three times won’t keep your beach body for long. We are living systems and...

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Our Story

Structural Elements® was founded in 2006 by Douglas Bertram, L.Ac, MTCM. Douglas started working as a massage therapist in 1995 with a focus on treating athletic injuries. He practiced for...

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Our Brand

The story behind the Structural Elements®  logo is foundational to our approach. The full logo is a representation of a Tensegrity Modeltensional integrity...

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#HumanPerformanceRefined

At Structural Elements® we believe the body thrives on efficiency. Anytime an athlete's body is “out-of-alignment”, there is a compromise to performance. We see several patients a...

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Avoid Soft Tissue Injury

Viscoelasticity is the name of the game for preventing soft tissue injury. This term refers to the degree of elasticity or stretch the soft tissue can handle. If muscles, tendons and ligaments are...

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Creating a Solid Foundation

 

A foundation is the element of an architectural structure that connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground.

When it comes to our bodies and our ability...

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Stability Vs. Mobility

Our orthopedic health is largely dependent on finding a proper balance between stability and mobility. Because this balance is so critical to how our joints junction and to the quality of our...

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Orthopedic Wellness: Maintaining an Active Life

 

Most individuals have a general understanding of the meaning of Fitness. We tend to think of fitness as cardiovascular health, weight management and the ability to perform a given set...

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