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  1. Manual therapy as an effective treatment for fibrosis in a rat model of upper extremity overuse injury
    Geoffrey M. Bove, Michele Y. Harris, Huaqing Zhao, Mary F. Barbe
  2. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Pain
     Allan I. Basbaum, Diana M. Bautista, Grégory Scherrer, and David Julius
  3. Responsiveness of the Plantar Fascia to Vibration and/or Stretch
    Frenzel, Schleip, Geyer
  4. Proprioception, Tensegrity, and Motor Control
     Simon C. Gandevia
  5. The Stresses and Strains of Tensegrity
     T. Richard Nichols
  6. Our Internal Universe
    Stephen M. Levin
  7. The Bodywide Fascial Network as a Sensory Organ for Haptic Perception
     Robert Schleip, Franz Mechsner, Adjo Zorn, Werner Klingler
  8. The Media for Haptic Perception and for Force Transmission in Movement Are the Same
    P. A. Huijing, J. van der Kamp, & C. A. Yucesoy
  9. The Medium of Haptic Perception: A Tensegrity Hypothesis
    M. T. Turvey & S. T. Fonseca
  10. The functionality of dysfunction
    L Chaitow
  11. What binds us together?
    L. Chaitow
  12. The role of the myofibroblast in tumor stroma remodeling
    Marcela Otranto, Vincent Sarrazy, Frédéric Bonté, Boris Hinz, Giulio Gabbiani, and Alexis Desmoulière
  13. Breathing pattern disorders, motor control, and low back pain
    L Chaitow
  14. Recent Developments in Myofibroblast Biology
    Boris Hinz, Sem H. Phan, Victor J. Thannickal, Marco Prunotto, Alexis Desmoulière, John Varga, Olivier De Wever, Marc Mareel, Giulio Gabbiani
  15. Fascial Disorders: Implications for Treatment
    Antonio Stecco, Robert Stern, Ilaria Fantoni, Raffaele De Caro, Carla Stecco
  16. Painful Connections: Densification Versus Fibrosis of Fascia
    Piero G. Pavan, Antonio Stecco, Robert Stern, Carla Stecco
  17. Fascia redefined: anatomical features and technical relevance in fascial flap surgery
     Carla Stecco, Cesare Tiengo, Antonio Stecco, Andrea Porzionato •  Veronica Macchi, Robert Stern, Raffaele De Caro
  18. Fascial Components of the Myofascial Pain Syndrome
    Antonio Stecco, Marco Gesi, Carla Stecco, Robert Stern
  19. Effect Of MELT Method On Thoracolumbar Connective Tissue
    Accepted abstract for 2015 Fascia Research Congress
  20. Functional anatomy of gluteus maximus
    Here’s a research study on the lower fibers that have the role of stabilizing the SI joint.
  21. Cell Biology Meets Rolfing: the creation of the Fascial Research Congress
    Read this article about the creation of the Fascial Research Congress!
  22. Effect of MELT Method on Thoracolumbar Connective Tissue: The full study
  23. A comprehensive view of the Neurofascial Stabilizing Element of the Living Body Model
  24. A Review of Heart Rate Variability and its Applications
  25. The Pain Matrix Reloaded
  26. Sensory Innervation of the Nonspecialized Connective Tissues in the Low Back of the Rat
  27. Seizures Neurogenesis Research
  28. Psychological Issues and Sports Injuries
  29. Denonvilliers’ fascia in men
  30. Nature and Architecture of the Puboprostatic Ligament
  31. Assessment of Autonomic Function in Cardiovascular Disease
  32. Human tendon adaptation in response to mechanical loading
  33. Does Self-Myofascial Release With a Foam Roll Change Pressure Pain Threshold of the Ipsilateral Lower Extremity Antagonist and Contralateral Muscle Groups?
  34. Pathological and protective roles of glia in chronic pain
  35. Heart Rate Turbulence: Standards of Measurement, Physiological Interpretation, and Clinical Use
  36. Neuromuscular mechanics and hopping training in elderly
  37. The Common Compensatory Pattern: Its Origin and Relationship to the Postural Model
  38. Fascia Research Congress Evidence from the 100 year perspective of Andrew Taylor Still
  39. The pathogenesis of tendinopathy: balancing the response to loading
  40. Responsiveness of the Plantar Fascia to Vibration and/or Stretch
  41. Research on Frozen Shoulder
  42. Strain Stiffening of Fibrillar Collagen during Individual and Collective Cell Migration
  43. Biotensegrity or Fascintegrity?
  44. Meaning of the Solid and Liquid Fascia to Reconsider the Model of Biotensegrity
  45. A New Concept of Biotensegrity Incorporating Liquid Tissues
  46. The Medium of Haptic Perception: A Tensegrity Hypothesis
  47. Fascia in Myofascial Pain
  48. Fascial Disorders: Implications for Treatment
  49. Viscoelastic Properties of Hyaluronan
  50. Conclusions from study of the feet of barefooted and shoe-wearing peoples 1905
  51. Thoracolumbar Fascia Anatomy and Function
  52. Reflex Control of Spine and Posture
  53. Active Contraction of the Thoracolumbar Fascia
  54. Anatomy of the Diaphragm
  55. The Biomechanics of Stretching
  56. Effect of abdominal versus pelvic floor muscle exercises
  57. Findley 2011 fascia research
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