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So what is the deal about Fascia? Chiropractor in Centurion

Posted 10/25/2019

So what is the deal about Fascia? Chiropractor in Centurion

What is Fascia? Does fascia get released? How do you treat fascia? These are all the types of questions that you have when you visit your local chiropractor. The definition of Fascia: "A flat band of tissue below the skin that covers underlying tissues and separates different layers of tissue. Fascia also encloses muscles." Fascia is basically a "web"of connective tissue that connects to muscles, tendons, ligaments and the skin. Here is a link to Dr Thomas Myers that explain about anatomy trains, click here

Plantar faciitis, tight calves, recurring muscle strains? These are all conditions that co-exists with fascia and fascia tightness. With the fascial lines you will see that a tight calve can be involved with your headaches. It sounds weird that your calve can affect your head. With knowledge of Anatomy you will discover the connection between the two.

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When getting your fascia treated many people say that your fascia will get released, or broken down. As discussed earlier, fascia is a web of connective tissue. Thus it cannot be broken down, new research shown that it only gets mobilized and the elasticity will improve the glide between the skin and the fascia.


As a chiropractor there are various ways of treating fascia, the most commonly used technique is IASTM (Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation) - like Faktr or Graston, other ways is cupping and stretching. At home you can do foam rolling and stretching. A warm bath with epson salts will help with the elasticity of the fascia.


For more information about fascia please contact me:

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Dr Gert Ferreira

Chiropractor in Centurion