What is the Fascial distortion technique?
The fascial distortion technique addresses one or more of the six major fascial distortion types: trigger band, herniated trigger point, continuum distortion, folding distortion, cylinder distortion, and tectonic fixation. The Fascial Distortion Technique is a patient-centered, symptom-based technique that can be used to assess and treat painful musculoskeletal and other medical disorders.
Each injury is viewed in the context of fascia in this technique, and subjective complaints, body language, cause of injury, and objective data are linked together to create a meaningful diagnosis with practical applications. The Fascial distortion technique focuses on physically rectifying certain anatomical abnormalities of the capsule, ligaments, and surrounding tissue. When the fascial distortions are repaired, the anatomical injury is no longer there, and the patient is pain-free and able to resume normal function.
This method enables surprisingly successful manipulative therapies for a wide range of disorders, including pulled muscles, sprains, fractures, frozen shoulders, and other soft tissue injuries. It is beneficial in treating other musculoskeletal and neurological problems where therapy options are limited.
6 Different types of Fascial distortion:
Firstly, Triggerband- In this type fascial fibers are twisted. The patient’s body language is like a sweeping motion with a finger along a painful linear pathway. Common symptoms presented are burning, pulling, and tightness.
Secondly, Herniated Triggerpoint- This is an abnormal protrusion of tissue through the fascial plane. The patient’s body language is like it pushes a thumb, finger, or knuckle into protruding tissue. Common symptoms are aches between the neck and shoulder, and aching pain in the buttock.
Thirdly, Continuum Distortion- In this type there is an alteration of the Transition Zone between bone and ligament or tendon. The body language of the patient generally points to a spot of pain with one finger. common symptoms are a pain in one or more spots.
Folding distortion- It is a three-dimensional alteration of the fascial plane. The patient places a hand over the affected joint. or pushes a finger into the intermuscular septum or interosseous member. Pain is deep in joints.
Cylinder Distortion- Patient repetitively squeezes affected body parts, sweeping motion with palm over the symptomatic area. Patients have difficulty pinpointing the source of pain. And pain jumps from one location to another, also there is numbness or paresthesia.
In addition, Tectonic fixation- Is the inability of the fascial surface to glide. Patients feel stiff joint movements.