What is the fascial system? The fascial system refers to the three dimensional continuum of soft, collagen containing, loose and dense fibrous connective tissue that permeates the human body. The fascial system interpenetrates and surrounds all organs, muscles, bones and nerve fibers, endowing the body with a functional structure, and providing an environment that enables all body systems to operate in an integrated manner. Myofascia refers to the deep fascia covering the muscles, tendons and its associated structures. Myofascia has a multitude of functions, including:
- Force transmission
- Proprioception (joint position sense)
- Facilitating movement -by promoting sliding and reducing the friction associated with movements.
- An interview of the current situation, medical history and previous injuries to understand the compensations
- Physical assessment to assess posture, range of motion, strength, and coordination.
- Manual palpation of specific points on the body to determine the location of fascial densifications.