From Tom: “A lot of the most interesting discoveries at the moment are happening in the superficial fascia. Here is a new image out of the Fascia Research Society’s Fascial Net Plastination Project. All the spaces in the ‘honeycomb’ used to have fat cells in them. Those fat cells would have been held in place… Read more
Andrew Taylor Still had the most articulate view of the whole ‘structural body’. His insight into the importance of fascia fuelled Ida Rolf’s study, which in turn gave rise to the Anatomy Trains. Anatomy Trains makes sense out of the relation between joint movements, subtle physiological movement, and the myofascial system. Take your osteopathy into the soft-tissue system with a holistic view – the Anatomy Trains way of seeing and working.
When asked to summarise and synthesise all the various bits of information flying around the Fifth International Fascial Research Congress into a bit of advice, Dr Frank Willard (from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, by the way, over here in Berlin with us) said, simply, “Exercise.” So many of the studies show… Read more
Tom responds to this post: https://functionalfascia.com/anatomy-trains-fact-or-fiction/ Anatomy Trains, Fact or Fiction? I’m sorry I haven’t seen this until now, since it was posted long ago – it’s always a pleasure to enter the lists to joust with Julian. I hear a bit of Gil Hedley in this line of thinking too, another dissection artist with… Read more
OK, I’ll admit it – when I go to a baseball game – or worse, watch one on TV – I take along a chessboard for some excitement. I realise that will be anathema to most of my friends who are rabid Red Sox fans, since I live in the Northeast. But Andrew Benintendi –… Read more