The human body is an amazing vehicle for life. I don’t think we realize what it does every second of the day. How it functions and adapts is a continuing source of wonder to me. I used to think that we could take an x-ray, analyze five lines between the Vertex and Nasium, add up three numbers, change those numbers after all that and “poof” that was the key to correcting all the woes of the human dis-ease; as if the body is some high 3 anterior 4 and fixed.  I then woke up and realized how small that thought really is.

The body is not some bone out of place, but a system that BREAKS DOWN in a quantifiable 3D pattern under gravity’s stress when it is off vertical: not one bone but all bones. Not just bones but all nerves. Not just nerves but all organs. Not all organs but every cell, when off vertical, compresses or tractions the planes of the whole body. This is Vitalism.

Restoring this break DOWN obviously warrants an UP solution. It just makes sense that collapse warrants elevation. It also makes sense that every breakdown is different from head to toe. The better we evaluate this collapse in the body as a whole, the more we see, which means the better we correct, and the more we keep seeing: and the growth continues.

The human frame is three-dimensional and when it breaks down and compresses it breaks down in a spiral towards the floor. This collapse is comprised of multiple pathways that are accessed through the UC gate. It seems as if the body is a giant web where all fibers both start and end at each UC area. One side is the end and the other side is the beginning. By placement of the skull, the headpiece, and the patient we can begin the process to access the end or beginning of the breakdown. Access through the complete pathway and access to as many resistant pathways is the name of our game. By accessing these pathways and removing them we piece-by-piece release the body towards its natural spring mechanism of Up and Open called tensegrity. This “accessing” is our focus.  This focus has advanced our model well beyond the “bone out of place”, a handful of lines and the smallness of a numbered vector.

Pathways at this point are categorized as linear, circular, and spiral. If a pathway is accessed and the plane does not correct, the Doctor now has another option beyond the invalid x-ray to access and therefore remove and release the pathway (The invalid x-ray only gives the same information so we just fudge the number another way and hope it works this time…)  A linear pathway will not be removed and released by a circular set up, a circular pathway will not be removed and released by a linear set up, and a spiral pathway can only be released by the appropriate spiral closed kinetic chain set up.

Linear pathways are accessed via a UP headpiece and access linear components of the frontal and transverse planes. Circular pathways are accessed via a DOWN headpiece and access up and around (circular) components of the frontal and transverse planes. Spiral pathways are accessed via an UP or DOWN headpiece and access torsional components of the frontal and sagittal planes.  If one pathway does not correct, simply access another pathway for Corrective Care.


This process is built on the foundational QSM3 biomechanics and is a significant breakthrough in Corrective Care as it creates new possibilities and options that are congruent with a standardized process for all misalignments. Bigger truths are defined by how well it works on a broad group.

Case #1

PRE: Left weight 12 lbs., left BOW, posterior left pelvis 9mm, fixed point left 2”

Protocol: Integrate, decompress, frontal plan

Placement #1: Left side UP, UP hdpc (linear pathway), chin extension, up pelvis P to A, Inferior torque, traction, leverage P to A, I to S and S to I

Placement #2: Left side UP, DOWN hdpc (circular pathway), chin flexion, up pelvis P to A, superior torque, traction, leverage P to A, I to S

Placement #3: Left side UP, UP hdpc (linear pathway), chin extension, up pelvis P to A, Inferior torque, traction, leverage P to A, I to S and S to I

POST: Left weight .8 lbs, posterior left pelvis 7mm, fixed point 0


The frontal plane cleared but the rotation did not. The rotation pathways checked were:

  1. Position 1: Linear left, spiral linear left
  2. Position 2: Circular right, spiral circular right
  3. Position 3: Linear left, spiral linear left

The breaking of resistance in any of these post discussions must be dependent on the understanding that the doctor has the ability to clear each pathway completely – otherwise any post reasoning is invalid.

Pathways not checked to remove the transverse rotational pathway that remained on the post digital device. All the left side UP positions have been checked in the UP and DOWN head piece positions. This leaves only the option to flip the patient to the right side UP and check:

  1. Position 1: Linear right, spiral linear right
  2. Position 2: Circular left, spiral circular left

Of these two options which is the better choice? The original frontal plane misalignment was left weight. The frontal plane was corrected so you don’t want to stress the frontal stability by checking a pathway which puts energy in right to left. This may break down and compress again. Which pathway checks right to left?  The Position 1 here. Therefore Position 2 is the best first option:

Protocol: DOWN headpiece that connects the closed kinetic chain on the left side

Placement #2: Right side UP, DOWN hdpc (circular pathway), chin extension for left posterior pelvis, up pelvis A to P, inferior torque, traction, leverage A to P, I to S

POST: Right weight 1.2 lbs, rotation -1 mm on left. FP 0

This was a case that I worked on last week that I have never been able to completely correct until I understood this biomechanics breakthrough of accessing pathways and the options to access all the pathways.

Russell Friedman, DC