The authors suggest that increased fascial thickness in the lumbar spine of elderly implies that the fascia dynamically adapts to the forces acting upon it.
The authors postulated that the deep fascia could be subjected to at least two different kinds of alterations: fibrosus and densification.
It is ironic and bittersweet that this article recognizing the importance of the interstitium, reveals its ignorance of any research already published about that very soft tissue. By describing it as “previously unrecognized,” this demonstrates the long-standing bias against soft tissues by the Western Medicine.
Gentle appropriate movement helps to prevent excessive scar tissue and keep scar tissue from limiting future movement.
The sacroiliac joint is unique in that it is a transitional joint between the sacrum of the spine and the ilium of the pelvic bone of the lower extremity.
It would seem that taking any theory or ideology too far is dangerous. Certainly, the interfaces of soft tissues of the body are quite slippery…
At the muscular level, myofascial release (MFR) is commonly believed to ease fascial gliding motion, releasing adhesions between fascia.
In histological studies, the lumbodorsal fascia has been found to be densely innervated with nociceptive afferent pain fibers.
Confirmation of endocannabinoid receptors in fascial tissue greatly bolsters our understanding of the mechanism of how manual and movement therapies work.
This study demonstrates that manual therapy initiated immediately postoperatively is an effective preventive approach for postoperative abdominal adhesions.
Are we really able to singularly and specifically isolate fascia…, to the exclusion of all other tissue… to create change? To that I am quite uncertain.
Research has shown that fascial injury with resultant movement restriction caused loss of fascial mobility on the opposite side of the body..
SCM Differentiation Technique: delicate, comfortable, finger placement around the medial border of SCM, feeling for fascial elasticity & differentiation.
There seems to be a belief that the iliotibial band (ITB) cannot be stretched and thus manual treatment on the ITB is futile.
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.
Four of the most common causes of tight muscles of the low back (or anywhere in the body) are: overuse, splinting, adaptive shortening, and overstretching.
To believe that manual therapy cannot affect the structure of thoracolumbar fascia is to deny the fundamental characteristic of soft tissue known as creep!
The “action” of a ligament is similar to that of an antagonist muscle. If either is tight/taut, it restricts motion to the opposite side.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain, usually worst in the morning, on the plantar side of the foot, located near the calcaneal attachment.
Fascial adhesions may bind together the two opposing surfaces of a soft tissue interface, resulting in restricted mobility.
A low back sprain and strain present a similar clinical picture. The client/patient will have low back spasming and pain, which will increase with motion.
The two most common causes for a low back sprain / strain are macrotrauma and repetitive microtraumas, often involving bending and lifting.