Osteopathische Medizin Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 10-13
By Julie Ann Day, Carla Stecco
Three types of fasciae, each of which has precise anatomical and biomechanical characteristics with specific relationships with surrounding structures, form an interrelated tensional network of connective tissue. The mechanical characteristics and the abundant innervation of the fascia indicate an important mechanical role and the capacity to perceive mechanosensitive signals. This paper outlines the principal characteristics of the biomechanical model for the fascial system that forms the basis for the manual therapy known as Fascial Manipulation. This biomechanical model, which is supported by extensive anatomical dissections, could help to simplify the complexity of the human fascial system for clinicians as it interprets the architecture of deep muscular fascia with its precise relationship to underlying muscles.
Full text at this link. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.ostmed.2010.04.008