This study found that remote stretching via self-myofascial release using foam roller massage of the plantar fascia does increase hamstring extensibility.
Strain transmission along myofascial meridians might explain referred pain and offer a rationale for the development of more body-wide holistic approaches.
There is a very simple exercise you can do to illustrate the continuity in the Superficial Back Line myofascial chain between gastrocnemius and hamstrings.
The authors concluded that low back pain may cause activation of the low back musculature elsewhere along the Superficial Back Line Myofascial Continuity.
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.
Can memories be held in the fascia?
And are these memories accessible during manual therapy?
According to a recent study, remote stretching the lower limb is as effective as local neck stretching in cervical spine range of motion improvement.
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.
The psoas major’s has extensive fascial connections. The psoas major is part of the deep front line myofascial meridian (anatomy train).