I am going to tell you all about something readily present to all moving organisms, but a like a visually stunning insect, is often overlooked. I am talking about the pot-o-gold, the unicorn, the Lucky Charms of movement. Indeed, I am talking about the…. TRANSVERSE PLANE OF MOTION! What is this transverse plane you ask? Well to understand the most neglected and challenging plane of motion, you must understand the other main two.
You travel to your favorite hiking destination only to see a man in the distance about to bungee jump off of a cliff. You aren’t worried since you know the elastic response of the bungee will bring him right back up. Another man next to him ties a paracord rope around his waist and also jumps. “THAT’S SUICIDE!”, you exclaim with horror. But this is the case when our soft tissue networks are tight. That’s right; the guillotine in this situation is soft tissue.