The Functional Role of Fascia in Posture and Movement: Part I

While largely ignored and overlooked as simply another static connective tissue, recent research into the fascial system has highlighted its vast role in both overall health as well as its involvement in the postural and movement system. This article will briefly address some of the exciting research surrounding the dynamic fascial system focusing on its role in achieving and maintaining postural alignment and the development of efficient movement. Understanding the dynamic function of the fascial system and how it contributes to maintaining optimal posture and movement strategies will lay the framework for developing a comprehensive training program that integrates the function of the myofascial systems into traditional functional exercise.