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    What is the cause of fascial injury? I think it’s fairly simple if we break down the distortions. If you review the different distortion types in the FDM, you see some commonality.
    Let’s look at them.
    Triggerband: Some type of strain to the tissues (sounds like traction).
    HTP’s: Protrusion of tissue through a fascial plane (sounds like traction)
    Continuums: compression or traction (tissue pushed toward or pulled away from the bone).
    Cylinder: Traction or compression of the coils (coils are overlapped or tangled together).
    Folding: Traction or compression to the fascia around the joint.
    Tectonic: Old folding distortions that cause decrease function of the joint surfaces (compression of the joint).

    I’m proposing that fascial distortions are a loss of fascial neutrality. If we use the example of sitting in a chair to understand this I think it becomes more clear. If I sit in a chair and exert my body weight onto it a few things can happen. My weight is equal to the force exerted (supported) by the chair against me and no change occurs, I can sit comfortably in the chair. If my weight is less than that exerted by the chair, I can also sit in the chair comfortably. However, if my weight exceeds that which the chair is engineered to support the chair breaks and now I have some explaining to do. In this case, we have lost neutrality ie. the compressive force of my body weight has exceeded the push against me by the chair.

    If we apply the same principle to fascial distortions they become rather simple to explain and also to treat. For example, if someone falls on an outstretched arm and presents with a folding distortion of the elbow what has happened? The compressive forces from the fall have exceeded those of the traction forces to resist the compression. Now the patient has a refolding distortion of the elbow.

    How can this same thought process apply to the other distortions?

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