This study demonstrates that manual therapy initiated immediately postoperatively is an effective preventive approach for postoperative abdominal adhesions.
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.
Fascial adhesions may bind together the two opposing surfaces of a soft tissue interface, resulting in restricted mobility.
A joint functions to allow motion, so two forms of joint dysfunction exist: Hypomobile joint has restricted motion; Hypermobile joint has excessive motion.
Case Study: Kori is a 30-year-old store clerk. Her low back has been tight for as long as she can remember, but she never had any pain until recently.
For the client with lower crossed syndrome, it is also important to recommend moist heat followed by stretching of the low back and hip flexor musculature.
If consistent manual therapy care is given, including heat, massage, and stretching, lower crossed syndrome responds very well to treatment.