Dr. Marie-Christine Gougoux DC is among the first to be certified in Quebec.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 ©”.