Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body

April 10, 2012

By Robert Schleip, PhD; Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD; Leon Chaitow, DO; Peter Huijing, PhD

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Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body is the first comprehensive text on fascia, a new field in musculoskeletal medicine and research. Fascia—the continuous, film-like material that encapsulates every organ, muscle, and nerve forming a complex interconnected network—is found to play an important role in the body’s normal function and dysfunction. 

For example, the contractile and tensional forces of a muscles are transmitted and distributed from one muscle unit to another via the fascia network, before being converted to a body movement. This textbook explores the physiology, anatomy, and interconnectedness of fascia, as well as the contribution of fascia to health and pathology.