How to include a MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   A holistic systems approach to health care requires that the Health Guardian has an understanding of each of the organ systems. The body's muscular system enables the body to move using muscles. It consists of about 650 muscles that aid in movement, blood flow and other bodily functions. Muscle tissue is composed of cells that have the special ability to shorten or contract in order to produce movement of body parts. The skeletal system consists of bones and cartilage that maintains the structure of the body and its organs. Functions of bones include support, protection, movement, mineral storage, and formation of blood cells. One of the most predominant characteristics of skeletal muscle tissue is its contractility and nearly all movement in the body is the result of muscle contraction.

   Pathology prevention with the musculoskeletal system can help prevent issues that are debilitating and disabling. If our biochemical and metabolic processes are out of tune, the body will be under much strain to remove waste and toxins, and if this condition persists unnoticed for years, toxins can build up in the connective tissue of the joints and cause pain, arthritis and/or rheumatism. The Health Guardian can help prevent musculoskeletal system disorders: Don’t Smoke, Stretch often, Keep an eye on blood pressure, Watch your cholesterol, Manage your weight, Live a balanced life, Consume enough water, Get enough sleep, Practice good posture, and Inhibit osteoporosis- Risks include smoking, excessive alcohol use, low calcium intake, and lack of exercise.