Fascial Manipulation – Stecco Method:
The basic idea of Fascial Manipulation is that connective tissue (also known as fascia) forms a 3-dimensional continuum around the muscles, bones and joints of the human body. This innovative biomechanical model offers a complete and functional explanation to the complex system of the fascia. Many scientific research papers are in line with the model that Stecco introduced. Histology as well as imaging studies have backed the hypotheses about the function of the deep fascial in regards to motor-control. Dissections on untreated cadavers at the University of Padua, Italy have brought further understandings. All these attribute to explain how the different techniques that are used on the superficial and deep fascia have an effect micro- and macroscopically.