As a new approach to manual therapy centered on the relationship of the whole body with an individual’s interaction with their environment, "Tensegrity” derives from collapsing the words “tension” and “integrity” and means that the integrity of these classes of structures depends on the balance of tension within it.
Laws of TENSEGRITY govern our bodies, modern architecture, and the universe itself. The body is not a rigid skeleton with muscles and ligaments attached. Instead, a delicate balance of tensile and compressive forces holds all the structures in perfect balance. When muscles become too strong or weak, when ligaments are sprained, or when poor posture is the norm, we lose TENSEGRITY. The Latella Method believes and considers the additional precept - a loss of NEURO-TENSEGRITY - to be a leading cause of sports-related injuries and chronic pain syndromes.
The Latella Method is a treatment that aims to restore functional and pain-free movement patterns through high levels of neuromuscular stimulation. The Neuro-tensegrity treatment focuses on muscle interaction and the cause of the problems, not just the symptoms.
The principles of the Latella Method are founded on up-to-date research and long-standing scientific principles that recommend the use of neuromuscular-proprioception exercise for managing neuromuscular skeletal problems and enhancing function.