Natale et. al.'s response to Stecco's fascial nomenclature editorial

G. Natale, S. Condino, P. Soldani, F. Fornai, M. Mattioli Belmonte, M. Gesi

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Despite their importance in anatomy, physiology, pathology and surgery, the fasciae and the fascial spaces have been poorly described in classic textbooks. This little attention depends on the fact that these fasciae vary in thickness and composition, especially at the cervical level. Indeed, in the main literature they have been described in different forms. Furthermore, the definition itself of the fascia is not consistent in a variety of authors. As a consequence, different criteria have been used to define and classify the fascial systems. In this paper, a brief terminological history and the most common nomenclatures and classifications of the fascia have been summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-590
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Deep fascia
  • Fascia
  • Superficial fascia
  • Visceral fascia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)


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