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clinical theory & application
biomechanics & force modeling
mechanotransduction & the nervous system

We used to think the nervous system didn’t care about its mechanical environment; that its physiology was more or less constant within a wide range of human movements and postures.  We don’t think that anymore.  Fascial structures like facet joints and retinacula, once thought “dumb”, may be important sensory organs.  Things like action potential, axoplasmic flow, and chronic neuroinflammation are all modulated by mechanical stress.  The question is, how much, and in what situations, and why should we care?

fascial anatomy

By its very nature, fascia has escaped our classification and visualization.  In the last 10 years, major work has been done to elucidate the separations and continuities conferred by this amazing tissue.  If we want to understand the nerve-fascia interface, we first need a solid sense of where the fascia is and what it’s shaped like.