New Release – Book by NDS about the work of the founder of Adverse Mechanical Tension in the Nervous System, Dr Alf Breig.
Biomechanics of the Nervous System: Breig Revisited
New ReleaseDr Alf Breig is the Leonardo da Vinci of mechanical function of the nervous system. As part of his work he founded the concept of adverse mechanical tension, something which has had an enormous and profound influence on the physical medicine professions.
This new book by NDS is about the work of this remarkable man and is a celebration of his life and his passion.
Many have heard of him, but few have actually seen his amazing work.
OMT SwedenBreig's work was in danger of being lost because it is no longer being printed by the original publishers. As such, NDS has obtained the copyright and agreed with Dr Breig and his wife Elisabeth to release his work again.
In association with the Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Division of the Swedish Association of Registered Physiotherapists, NDS Neurodynamic Solutions is proud to announce this new released book.
ORDER NOW! - Breig Book (Biomechanics of the Nervous System)
Cost - $101.50 Australian Dollars plus Postage of approx. $15.00 worldwide - Publisher: Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS), Adelaide, South Australia - Editor: Michael Shacklock - Copyright: © NDS
Here are just a few samples of the illustrations in the new book:
force distribution in the spinal cord
effect of pressure on blood flow in lumbar dura (microangiography)
lumbar disc bulge pressing on a nerve root
dynamics of the brain stem during neck movements
spinal cord axon distortion during neck movements
We have been featuring some of Dr Alf Breig's pioneering work on Biomechanics of the Nervous System in Newsletters and on this Website:
Radiological Investigation - Myelography
Lumbar Nerve Root Physiology and Movement Impairment
Painless Cervical Nerve Root Mobilisation - taking Tension off the System for Nerve Root Pain
Can Nerve Root Tissue move relative to its Meningeal Sheath?
Piriformis Syndrome - Biomechanical Interactions between the Neural Tissues in the Pelvis and Piriformis Muscle during the SLR
All the pictures you can see by visiting above featured article links, are from Dr Alf Breig's two books:
- Biomechanics of the Nervous System, Almqvist and Wiksell, 1960
- Adverse Mechanical Tension in the Central Nervous System, Almqvist and Wiksell, 1978
Alf Breig provided a looking glass for mechanical function of the nervous system like no others have done before, or subsequently. For many, this was a whole new world, that the nervous system was a mechanical organ whose mechanics, physiology and histopathological mechanisms were considered to be interdependent.
In performing his key works between the 1950s and 1980s, Breig gave birth to a unique milestone on which physical examination and treatment by the thousands of clinicians around the world are still based today.