A unifying neuro-fasciagenic model of somatic dysfunction – Underlying mechanisms and treatment – Part II

Tozzi, P. (2015). A unifying neuro-fasciagenic model of somatic dysfunction – Underlying mechanisms and treatment – Part II. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 19(3), 526–543.

This review paper explores the fascia-mediated mechanisms underlying manual therapy. The article discusses fascia-related mechanisms of action through manual therapy, including: structural changes, cell-based mechanisms, neuromuscular interaction, autonomic influence, viscoelastic changes, fluid dynamics, endocrine-immunity response, epigenetics, respiration, vibratory and oscillatory activating forces, and bioenergetic interactions. The authors also address an integrative model including nutrition, physical activity, and mind-body therapies to enhance the therapeutic effects of manual therapy.

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