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Does Fascia Matter?

This page lists all 30 updates for one article on PainScience.com, Does Fascia Matter? For a more general summary of everything new around PainScience — recent updates for all articles, new articles, blog posts, and new study summaries, see What’s New on PainScience.com?

  1. Feb 29, 2020 — New section, etymology of fascia — This is not an important addition to the article, but it does add a lot of colour, and was a delight to write about an extremely rare convergence of three major but extremely different interests: language, musculoskeletal medicine, and ancient Rome.
  2. Nov 4, 2019 — New section, a case study of Frank the “adhesion machine” —
  3. Jul 15, 2019 — General edit — Corrected a large batch typos and other minor errors generously compiled by reader M.M.
  4. Nov 27, 2018 — New section, nerve entrapment —
  5. Nov 2, 2018 — New sub-topic — Discussed the relevance of real pathology of connective tissue.
  6. Oct 6, 2018 — Minor clarification — Added some information about adhesions.
  7. Jan 10, 2018 — New sub-topic — Added information about gentle and subtle forms of fascial therapy.
  8. Dec 2, 2017 — Upgraded — Added information on the nature of and main claims made by several branded methods of fascial release.
  9. Nov 23, 2017 — New summaries — Added two new summaries of recently added sections.
  10. Nov 23, 2017 — Edited, “release” section — A new introduction, clarified definition, and miscellaneous other minor improvements.
  11. Nov 14, 2017 — New section, about the origins and types of fascial therapy —
  12. Oct 20, 2017 — New section — Analysis of Chapelle and Bove’s 2013 study of visceral massage in rats, concluding that it’s mildly interesting massage science, but not fascia science specifically, let alone clinically relevant fascia science.
  13. Oct 19, 2017 — Added image — Added an image of a “ghost heart” (fascial scaffolding), a good example of fascial ubiquity and genuine fascia science.
  14. Oct 4, 2017 — Science update — Extensive revisions inspired by new evidence from new (unethical) experiments on pigs: Bishop 2016 and Langevin 2017.
  15. Sep 18, 2017 — Minor update — Added another good example of “fascia babbling.”
  16. Mar 4, 2017 — New section — In which I finally explore one of the most interesting findings in fascia science.
  17. Feb 18, 2017 — Science update — Cited an unusually on-point study of fascial thickness and stiffness in patients with and without compartment syndrome.
  18. Mar 13, 2015 — Minor update — Small addendum regarding physical therapy.
  19. Nov 28, 2014 — Minor update — More introduction editing for readability.
  20. Dec 11, 2013 — New section — Well, sort of new. I blogged about this in the summer of 2011, and I’m just now getting around to transplanting it here. But “here” was always its ultimate destination.
  21. Jul 19, 2013 — Minor update — Edited introduction for clarity, and added a couple new “to-do” topics.
  22. May 9, 2013 — Minor update — Interesting new information about what Ida Rolf believed about the relationship beween thixotropy and the idea of fascial release (hint: “nonsense”).
  23. Feb 20, 2013 — Rewritten — A major editing job, particularly to include the much more specific idea that piezoelectricity accounts for releases.
  24. Feb 19, 2013 — New section —
  25. Feb 15, 2013 — New section —
  26. Jan 31, 2013 — Minor update — Several minor additions and edits.
  27. Aug 30, 2012 — Minor update — Added some acknowledgement that fascia contractility may still have some slow-motion “power” even if it is quite weak. I’ll probably expand on this soon.
  28. Aug 30, 2012 — Minor update — Added a very useful link to FasciaResearch.de.
  29. Jul 31, 2012 — New section —
  30. Jul 25, 2012 — Major update — Article launched as a compilation of about four previous articles on this topic, with revisions and some new information.