Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue, a gauze-like substance beneath the skin, that attaches, stabilises, encloses and separates muscles and other internal organs. Thus, poor fascial function can negatively affect muscular strength and flexibility, joint mobility and organ function.
Fascia suspends muscles in place so they can withstand the force of daily use and maintain their form.The fascia of the body works with the nervous system and the circulatory system to produce movement.
The nervous system facilitates the flow of messages from the brain to the sites around the body to produce movement and back again to interpret pain, much like a hard-drive of a computer. The circulatory system is the transport system of the body, similar to road networks, planes, trains, and automobiles, transporting goods. It transports blood and its passengers around the body to nourish it. Tight fascia can inhibit the arrival of nourishment and interfere with neural pathways.
Understanding the patients symptoms and history aids us to assess the body and determine the fascial lines that require treatment. With injury, there will be compensatory movements that can result in pain and further restriction. Within treatment, I will address the symptoms you present with such as pain, tingling and numbness and the source of the problem.
''It is the victims who cry out, not the criminals.'' - Diane Lee
For example, a pain in one's knee, the victim, may not indicate damage to one's knee, but rather, may be as a result of an issue above or below, the criminal.
Present the victim and we will find the criminal.