Deep Fascia surrounds all muscles, organs and bones.
Superficial and deep fascia merge at bony margins. The area where they merge tends to be sensitive.
· Fascia is made up of collagen and ground substance. Collagen represents 40% the body’s fascia, and the rest is ground substance.
· 70% of the ground substance is water.
· Fascia holds water in like a sponge. When under duress, fascia can dehydrate and become hard, gel-like and sticky).
· Some fascia has the strength of approximately 2,000 lbs per square inch. This is why patients find it hard to straighten an area in their body with tight fascia
· Within minutes of assuming a poor body position, the body will begin to lay down collagen to support that position
· Physical and emotional stress causes the fascia to dehydrate.
· Dehydration of fascia results in poor cardiovascular flow, slow healing, decreased cellular communication, and poor posture.
Below are a list of pathologies of the Fascia.
· · Adhesions
· Adhesive capsulitis
· Benign joint hypermobility syndrome
· Calcific tendinitis
· Cardiac tamponade
· Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
· Compartment syndrome
· Constrictive pericarditis
· Dupuytren’s contracture
· Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
· Eosinophilic fasciitis
· Marfan’s syndrome
· Mixed connective tissue disease
· Myofascial pain syndrome
· Necrotizing fasciitis
· Pericardial effusion
· Plantar fasciitis
· Pleural effusion
· Polyarteritis nodosa
· Rheumatoid arthritis
· Systemic lupus erythematosus
· Wegener’s granulomatosis