Lately, fascia is a hot topic when it comes to biomechanics and anatomy of the body, and with good reason! This interconnected and holistic system of connective tissue is informing, communicating, and holding the tension and integrity of our physical body structure.
Here are my top three reasons why fascia is so dope:
>> Fascia has changed the way we understand biomechanics and functional mobility.
Where once we understood the body as a compressive, stacked structure, separated into isolated parts, we now understand the body as a holistic, integrated, and interconnected tensegrity system.
In past concepts of body mechanics, we thought that the bones needed to be stacked for optimal alignment and to maintain proper structure and function. However, this is no longer accurate. Now we understand that the bones are essentially floating struts in a network of fascial connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. This changes the idea that our bones are stacking on top of each other and...