Fascia Research Congress Evidence from the 100 year perspective of Andrew Taylor Still, 2013

Topics: fascia, osteopathic medicine, fascia anatomy, fascia innervations, extracellular matrix, fibroblast, research conference

Authors: Thomas W. Findley and Mona Shalwala


More than 100 years ago AT Still MD founded osteopathic medicine, and specifically described fascia as a covering, with common origins of layers of the fascial system despite diverse names for individual parts. Fascia assists gliding and fluid flow and is highly innervated. Fascia is intimately involved with respiration and with nourishment of all cells of the body, including those of disease and cancer. This paper reviews information presented at the first three International Fascia Research Congresses in 2007, 2009 and 2012 from the perspective of Dr Still, that fascia is vital for organism’s growth and support, and it is where disease is sown.

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