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Mary Teunis & Her Story of Human Performance Refined®

For many people, breaking their back would be the end of a lifelong athletic saga.

How to Re-Engineer Stress

Stress. We all feel it. We know we experience it, but what is stress?

30 Day Traction Challenge

How Traction Benefits Your Nervous System

The Benefits of Ongoing Care

People go to yoga class to relax, and to keep bodies limber and strong.

Cold Induced Arthritis

In our practice we see a major spike in joint specific complaints when the weather gets nasty.

Our Story

Structural Elements® was founded in 2006 by Douglas Bertram, L.Ac, MTCM.

Our Brand

The story behind the Structural Elements®  logo is foundational to our approach. The full logo is a representation of a Tensegrity Model; tensional integrity or floating compression. In architecture this is seen as a balance of compression and tension elements...

To Stretch or Not to Stretch

Who doesn't have tight hamstring muscles? Why are some people constantly injured and others seem to tolerate just about anything?  Many patients ask, “should I be stretching more”, and our answer is often surprising.

A Happy Father's Day

As a father my proudest moments were the births of my children. My wife did all the work, yet I still take most of the credit.


At Structural Elements® we believe the body thrives on efficiency.

To All of Our Mothers

Children bring love, happiness, and countless gifts to our lives. There is no deeper bond than the bond between a mother and her child. However, with the commitment to nurture another human being from infancy to adulthood comes a significant amount of stress.


Acupuncture and Dry Needling

The most common question we get is “What is the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling”?


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