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Luomala, T. (2022) 'Clinical Application of Myofascial Therapy in Horses', Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract.2022 Dec;38(3):493-507.

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract.2022 Dec;38(3):493-507.

Clinical Application of Myofascial Therapy in Horses

Tuulia Luomala

Abstract:

Fascia is a complex and intriguing tissue, which can take on structural properties of being loose or dense, irregular or regular. Fascia functions by connecting, separating, and uniting different structures of the body. Myofascial dysfunction can be a significant source of pain and can be categorized as densification, adhesion, and fibrosis. Digital palpation and treatment of myofascial disorders can be provided via superficial or deep techniques. Different myofascial treatment techniques include slow and fast techniques, which can be applied at different depths, angles, and rhythms.

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