While treatment of fascial restrictions has been a part of manual therapy for years, there has been greater emphasis on joint dysfunctions and muscle tightness. However, recent research findings have suggested that the fascia is playing a much bigger role than previously understood in regard to tissue mobility and restriction, force generation and motion patterns, fluid flow, and immune function.
During our recent session – New Fascial Considerations in a Manual Therapy Practice – we discussed how treating fascial restrictions in the appropriate tissue layer can speed up the healing process by improving oxygen delivery to and waste removal from impacted areas, remove pain signals, and restore proper motion.
This class, held at The Exchange Office Building in Towson, on October 2-3, 2021 reviewed the biology of fascia, how somatic dysfunctions cause fascial restrictions to be formed, how fascial restrictions can be present just locally around the inflamed tissue area or extend throughout many other regions of the body, how to perform a good layer palpation to identify where the fascial restrictions are located, and how to treat both local fascial restrictions and distant fascial patterns that are adaptive in nature.
We look forward to our next class, Manual Therapy Treatment of the Gastrointestinal System – Part 1 (Digestion), that will held on December 4-5, 2021.