Fascia & Tensegrity
Fascia is the fascinating biological fabric and glue that holds us together. Long ignored, the fascial system is now getting its rightful due of attention, from both therapists and researchers.
Tensegrity is a model for understanding the geometry of the body, on both a micro- and a macro-cosmic scale, that leads to many new insights in terms of body connectivity, the relation between stability and movement, and how we can develop what might be called “Spatial Medicine”. We have an tensegrity model available in our store. Look on the right side of this page for an interview with Eli Thompson, who developed the tensegrity model.
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Franklyn-Miller's study (see below) actually gives very nice evidence for the plantar fascia demo trick (of getting the whole posterior back line lengthened from a firm stretch of the plantar fascia of the specific leg). His study only demonstrates the transmission from proximal to distal; yet this makes it also 'more than likely' that a fresh cadaver measurement with a plantar fascia stretch (i.e. foot dorsiflexion) would also transmit in a proximal direction with similar magnitude.