A unifying neuro-fasciagenic model of somatic dysfunction - underlying mechanisms and treatment - Part I
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment,Fascial
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2015 Apr;19(2):310-26.
This paper offers an extensive review of the main fascia-mediated mechanisms underlying various dysfunctional and pathophysiological processes of clinical relevance for manual therapy. The concept of somatic dysfunction is revisited in light of the diverse fascial influences that may come into play in its genesis and maintenance. A change in perspective is thus proposed: from a nociceptive model that for decades has viewed somatic dysfunction as a neurologically-mediated phenomenon, to a unifying fascial model that integrates neural influences into a multifactorial and multidimensional interpretation of dysfunctional process as being partially, if not entirely, mediated by the fascia.