Myofascial Tightness, Stiffness, Contracture: Clinical Implications and Applications

Healthy fascia makes for healthy movement. So a significant aspect of our work is working with fascia that has become damaged through injury, repetitive movement, or neurophysiological effects. We often use words like tightness, stiffness or contracture to describe the state of unhealthy fascia, but what do these terms really mean and are we using them accurately? Does distinguishing these different states change or treatment approach or make our treatment any more effective? Find the answers in this engaging discussion as we delve into these conditions on a histological, anatomical, and clinical level.