Clinical and symptomatological reflections: The fascial system

Bruno Bordoni, Emiliano Zanier

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Abstract

Every body structure is wrapped in connective tissue, or fascia, creating a structural continuity that gives form and function to every tissue and organ. Currently, there is still little information on the functions and interactions between the fascial continuum and the body system; unfortunately, in medical literature there are few texts explaining how fascial stasis or altered movement of the various connective layers can generate a clinical problem. Certainly, the fascia plays a significant role in conveying mechanical tension, in order to control an inflammatory environment. The fascial continuum is essential for transmitting muscle force, for correct motor coordination, and for preserving the organs in their site; the fascia is a vital instrument that enables the individual to communicate and live independently. This article considers what the literature offers on symptoms related to the fascial system, trying to connect the existing information on the continuity of the connective tissue and symptoms that are not always clearly defined. In our opinion, knowing and understanding this complex system of fascial layers is essential for the clinician and other health practitioners in finding the best treatment strategy for the patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-411
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2014

Keywords

  • Fascia
  • Low back pain
  • Neck
  • Osteopathic
  • Pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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