Epimuscular myofascial force transmission is a concept that concerns transmission of muscular forces other than the sliding filament mechanism.
Massage of the Plantar Fascia Increases Hamstring Flexibility
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.
Five Muscles of Sacroiliac Stabilization – Part 3 – Hamstrings
The connection between the hamstrings and the sacroiliac joint is through what is known as the superficial back line myofascial meridian/anatomy train. If the hamstrings are tight, their tension pulling force will be exerted through the sacrotuberous ligament and onto the sacrum.
Is myofascial meridian “remote stretching” as effective as local stretching?
According to a recent study, remote stretching the lower limb is as effective as local neck stretching in cervical spine range of motion improvement.
How do we treat plantar fasciitis with manual therapy?
Manual therapy for plantar fasciitis is aimed at reducing inflammation & loosening any tautness/tightness of the plantar fascia & associated musculature.
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).