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Jacques Henri Taylor
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What are the causes of joint and muscle injuries? How can they heal without surgery? And how can we help prevent them from happening in the future? Finding the answers to these questions is joint and muscle mechanics specialist Jacques Henri Taylor’s mission.

In his Los Angeles-based wellness practice, Jacques specializes in correcting the muscle and joint imbalances that contribute to chronic pain and injury. He does this in a variety of ways including: Neuroplasticity, Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and custom designed resistance training strategies. In addition to relieving pain, these techniques help restore the body’s alignment and overall function.

Jacques works with other healthcare professionals – physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths and personal trainers to make sure clients are receiving the best continuum of care on their path toward healing.

Jacques is certified as a Mastery level Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist and as a Mastery level Resistance Training Specialist. He is a member of the teaching faculty for the Resistance Training Specialist programs and Muscle Activation Techniques. Jacques attended Oberlin College in Ohio where he received his BA in Neuroscience.

Jacques lives in Los Angeles. For more information please go to

Entries by Jacques Henri Taylor

Why Your Brain is Made for Movement

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2011 | 4:13 PM

There are a growing number of neuroscientists whom believe that our brains are big and complex compared to other species because our brains support a complexity of motion unrivaled by other species. Neuroscientist Dan Wolpert of University of Cambridge, puts it like this:

I would argue that we have...

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Training Your Body Is Training Your Mind

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2010 | 4:07 AM

I enjoy moving my body in a variety of ways: trail running, climbing, weight training, biking, swimming, mountaineering, playing games, etc. I find it satisfying to experience the challenges that these activities present and the strength, speed, agility, and skill required to manage those challenges. Some days the challenges feel...

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Spiritual Institutions Should Move Their Money Too

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 12:45 PM

I grew up attending a Southern Baptist church in Pittsburgh. One of the recurring issues was the availability of loans for the members of our church. Big banks in Pittsburgh were not always willing to offer mortgages or small business loans to black, working class people, or to black-owed small...

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Despite Economic and Political Hardships, I Still Say This is a Great Time to be Alive

(9) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 4:16 PM

After all of the talk about the severity of the economy, the lack of jobs, shrinking credit availability, poor housing markets, rising deficits, heart-breaking wars, deplorable education trends for our children and youth, an embarrassing health care system, soul crushing poverty at home and abroad, devastating natural disasters, global warming,...

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