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Fascial dysfunction, treatment considerations

Narrative review investigating the treatment differences between superficial versus deep fascia

Recently, fascia has gained increasingly popularity in the health care and fitness industry for its implications in both injury progression and prevention. The authors of the current study sought to investigate the current literature on fascia to clarify its physiology and disorders to more effectively guide specific treatment approaches. The authors concluded that dysfunctions of our bodies mechanical coordination, proprioception, myofascial pain and balance was more related to the deep fascia and required sufficient pressure to reach the muscle via manual deep pressure/frictions or surface tools.  Dysfunction of the lymphatic, superficial vein system or thermorgulation was related to superficial fascia and likely requires a treatment approach over a larger area with a smaller amount of pressure.

 
 

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