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Fascial Manipulation

Dr. Marie-Christine Gougoux DC is among the first to be certified in Quebec.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.Chiropraticienne
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.
Dre Marie-Christine Gougoux, D.C.Chiropraticienne
- Dirigeante du Centre Chiromédic
- Titulaire d’un doctorat en chiropratique de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (mention d’excellence)
- Programme court de 2e cycle en chiropratique sportive
- Formation en Active Release Techniques
- Formation en technique Graston ®
- Formation en Mulligan
- Formation en Fascial Manipulation ©
- Formation en Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), traitement des fascias
- Kinesiotaping et Dynamic taping
- Premier répondant du sport
- Certifiée Complete Concussion Management Inc. (CCMI)
- Membre du CCSSQ (conseil chiropratique des sciences du sport du Qc)
- Membre de la Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS)
- Lauréate de deux bourses d’excellence de la Fondation Chiropratique du Québec

The Fascial Manipulation technique is used to identify and treat abnormal adhesions or "densifications" located at FASCIAS level. These adhesions often change the transmission forces through the muscles and tendons causing a constant or recurring pain. An in-depth review is needed to target the major densification points. The treatment consists in eliminating these densifications by applying a prolonged friction on the problem area.

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What is the technique "FASCIAL MANIPULATION ©"?

This manual therapy technique was developed in Italy by physiotherapist Luigi Stecco and doctors Dr. Carla Stecco and Dr. Antonio Stecco. The method has evolved over the past 35 years through the correlation between cadaver dissection, ultrasound analysis and clinical observation. The different treatment regions are divided by movement planes, as well as by complex movement patterns centered around articular and muscular dysfunctions.

What is fascia?

The fascia is a connective tissue structure that surrounds the muscles, internal organs, blood vessels, and nerves, which binds the structures together. The fascias consist mainly of collagen such as ligaments and tendons.

What are the functions of the fascia?

The fascia provides an environment that allows the muscles to slide relative to each other and to transmit the movement of the muscles to the bones. It also provides a mobile support envelope for the nerves and blood vessels that pass through and between the muscles and also positions the different organs.

How does the handling of fascias work?

Due to trauma or inflammation, the fascia can be shortened and create a painful and limited movement (Langevin, 2008). Thus, the normal sliding of the fascia becomes compromised and increases the production of collagen (scar tissue). Fascial Manipulation © is a biomechanical model that helps to understand the role of fascia in musculoskeletal disorders. This technique makes it possible to identify and treat these abnormal adhesions or "densifications" usually associated with certain wounds. These adhesions often change the transmission forces through the muscles and tendons causing a constant or recurring pain.

What are the conditions that can be helped by this technique?

          • Cervicalgia, back pain and low back pain
           • Migraines and tension headaches
           • Pain in the hip, knee, ankle and foot
           • Pain in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand

As the results are fast, the chiropractor can confirm after only a few treatments whether the approach is appropriate or not for the condition.

In order to ensure the quality of the treatments, it is important to ensure that the treating chiropractor is certified and accredited by "FASCIAL MANIPULATION ©".

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