What is Fascia?

Fascia is a structure of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other.

Fascia (also known as the forgotten organ) is a system-wide tissue essential for the optimum functioning of the body. In fact as more and more research is done on this amazing network, it is becoming abundantly clear that balance, body awareness, pain management, and proper muscle function are intimately tied to correct fascial alignment.[/fancy_box]

Fascial treatment is often the missing link in returning patients to a pain free and fully functional lifestyle.

The treatment consists of first indentifying where the imbalances are, and what is causing them. Patient input is not only encouraged, but essential in this process. Once the root of the dysfunction has been identified the therapist builds a comprehensive treatment plan to address the fascial problem. Using various manual manipulation techniques to break down adhesions, encourage proper fascial line alignment, decrease compressions that may be affecting systems communication as well as identify and eliminate postural imbalances, the therapist helps direct the patient back to a state of balance and physical health.

Finally patients are instructed on various exercises and stretches that help facilitate the healing process.

Philip Gough RMT is the Fascial expert at Active Sports Therapy. A Fascial treatment is booked in 90 minute sessions.

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