Newsletter excerpts: Fascia and Trigger Points April 2016

Michelle Burns
April 11, 2016


Studies & Articles

  1. Article: Understanding Fascia: What It Is + Why You Should Care by Melissa Putt
  2. A literature review conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: What the Science Really Says: Self-Myofascial Release

  3. Study published in the European Journal of Pain in Sept 2015 titled Effects of Compression at Myofascial trigger points in patients with acute low back pain: A randomized controlled trial

  4. Article, published in Rheumatology in March 2015, titled A critical evaluation of the trigger point phenomenon

  5. Article published in the Journal of Bodywork Movement Therapies in Jan 2015, titled Effectiveness of myofascial release: systematic review of randomized controlled trials

  6. Article, published in the Clinical Journal of Pain in Sep 1994 titled Referred pain of peripheral nerve origin: an alternative to the “myofascial pain” construct

  7. An article published in Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies in Jul 2011 titled Pandiculation: nature’s way of maintaining the functional integrity of the myofascial system?

  8. Article, published in Current Pain Headache report Oct 2012, titled Etiology of Myofascial Trigger Points

Tidbits, Updates and Resources


  1. Thomas Myers—fascia 101
  2. Japp Van Der Wal—Fascia: Architecture of connective tissue
  3. Vancouver Fascia Congress 2012 – Assessment of Myofascial Trigger Point Release with a novel Myometer in addition to an algometer


  1. Article in Anatomy Science International published in Oct 2015, reviews the purpose of the popliteal fascia and its role in popliteal fossa knee pain.
  2. Article in Okajimas Folia Anatomy Japan, Anatomical structure of the subcutaneous tissue on the anterior surface of human thigh
  3. Article in Journal of Anatomy in Mar 2016, titled Intermuscular force transmission along myofascial chains: a systematic review


An article in Journal of Hand Therapies, Jan-Mar 2016, titled Kinesio Taping and manual pressure release: short-term effects in subjects witih myofascial trigger points

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