Welcome to the Clinical Biotensegrity Web Site!!

This Web Site provides an internet forum by which we can share dialogue regarding clinical observations of the Biotensegrity phenomenom.  This website consists of four pages, including this home page.

  • Page Two provides home base for the Journal of Clinical Biotensegrity, edited by Gary B. Clark, MD. This e-Journal is designed to showcase up-to-date articles on Clinical Biotensegrity that are data-based.
  • Page Three provides example tabular formats for obtaining such data.
  • Page Four provides instructions for article submission to this website and the Journal of Clincial Biotensegrity.

“Clinical Biotensegrity” is an Orthopedic Medical concept, practiced by the osteopathic doctor (DO) or allopathic doctor (MD) and their physician extenders (e.g., PAs, NPs), all of whom practice Orthopedic Medicine. The Medical Orthopedic specialist needs to have a good understanding of the natural (e.g., gravity) and biophysical (e.g., muscular action) forces involved in maintaining healthy, normal musculoskeletal (i.e., ligament, muscle, and joint) function–extending all the way from the plantar fascia of the feet to the nuchal attachments of the head.

“Biotensegrity” is a term that is derived from R. Buckminster Fuller’s archtectural concept of “Tensegrity,” which he coined in the 1940’s  It is associated with Kenneth Snelson’s sculptural concept of “floating compression” of the late 1940’s.  The term “Biotensegrity” was coined by Stevin Levin, MD, in the late 1980’s. Donald Ingbar, MD, has performed  further academic research of Biotensegrity down to the tissue, cellular, and subcellular levels.

Clinical Biotensegrity is a relatively new medical concept that helps to define musculoskeletal balance and healthy function–as well as musculoskeletal imbalance and dysfunction. Ideal musculoskeletal balance and healthy function is often disturbed by overwhelming, repetitive, natural wear-and-tear physical forces (e.g., gravity and muscular movement or tension) resulting in predictable–but often missed–musculoskeletal injury, pain, and dysfunction.  Aside frrom normal wear-and-tear, accidental, sports, and occupational injuries also contribute as major causes to disrupted Biotensegrity balance.
For more information on Orthopedic Medicine see www.doctorclark.com.


  1. Fuller RB. Tensegrity. Portfolio and Art News Annual, No 4, 1961.
  2. Snelson K. Letter to R. Motro. International Journal of Space Structures, November 1990.
  3. Levin S. “Tensegrity, the New Biomechanics”; Hutson, M & Ellis, R (Eds.), Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2006.
  4. Ingbar DE.  “The Architecture of Life”, Scientific American, Jan 1998; 278:48-57.
  5. Ingbar DE. Tensegrity I. J Cell Sci, 116(April):1157-1173;2003.


To contact Gary B. Clark, MD, Editor of the Journal of Clinical Biotensegrity, please use the following options:
E-mail address: boulderprolo@earthlink.com
Office phone: 303 444 5131

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