This study found that remote stretching via self-myofascial release using foam roller massage of the plantar fascia does increase hamstring extensibility.
The Evidence of Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians
Strain transmission along myofascial meridians might explain referred pain and offer a rationale for the development of more body-wide holistic approaches.
Intermuscular Force Transmission along a Myofascial Chain
There is a very simple exercise you can do to illustrate the continuity in the Superficial Back Line myofascial chain between gastrocnemius and hamstrings.
Increased Muscle Activation in Back Line Myofascial Continuity
The authors concluded that low back pain may cause activation of the low back musculature elsewhere along the Superficial Back Line Myofascial Continuity.
FASCIA – What It Is and Why It Matters… A New Book by David Lesondak
For me, fascia is the big picture. It’s a tissue and a system and it has connections from each individual cell all the way to the brain.
Psoas Major Function: Psoas Major and Fascial Pulls
The psoas major’s has extensive fascial connections. The psoas major is part of the deep front line myofascial meridian (anatomy train).
What is Manual Therapy?
The following techniques are considered to be Manual Therapy techniques: Massage (Soft Tissue Manipulation), Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Hydrotherapy.