Newsletter: Fascia excerpts Oct 2015

Michelle Burns
October 22, 2015

Here is some of the information I recently shared in my October newsletter. Each newsletter has a specific focus.  This month is focused on fascia information. If you would be interested in receiving my newsletters, please head over to my contact page and sign up.


German TV aired a documentary on fascia.

For those looking for a guide to understanding more about fascia, there are several books and articles on the subject.

  • "Arm Pump - What is this Mysterious Injury?"

  •  What is evidence-based about myofascial chains? A systematic review  is a study looking at Tom Myers theory of myofascial meridians.

  • Fascial bundles of the infraspinatus fascia: anatomy, function, and clinical considerations

Alice Sanvito of Massage St. Louis, posted a blog post that asks a significant question: If We Cannot Stretch Fascia, What Are We Doing?


What is really happening to the tissue under our hands? "Much of manual therapy has grown largely out of anecdotal experience and tradition. Without the means to directly observe or measure what happened inside of the body, explanations for results had to be created from the 'outside' and have largely been guesswork."

"Fascial Plasticity: A New Neurobiological Explanation", by Robert Schleip seeks to answer the question.

.We Have Much to Learn From Current Fascia Research by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO

Can Bodywork Lubricate Joints and Fascia by Erik Dalton

An Anatomical and Histological Study of the Structures Surrounding the Proximal Attachment of the Hamstring Muscles,

Tendon Lengthening and Fascia Release for Healing and Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Transmission of Muscle Force to Fascia During Exercise

Effects of Hip and Head Position on Ankle range of Motion, Ankle Passive Torque, and Passive Gastrocnemius Tension,

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