The Fascia Research Project is a collaboration between the Technical University of Munich (Professorship of Conservative and Rehabilitative Orthopedics) and the non-profit association for research support Verein zur Förderung der Faszienforschung e.V. , based in Germany.
In honor of the previous long-term collaboration with Ulm University (2007-2019), the already established name Fascia Research Group will also be continued to describe this collaborative project and its team members.
In close cooperation with other international research groups devoted to the rapidly developing field of fascia research, we attempt to explore the biomechanical, sensorial and physiological properties of the body wide fascial network in the human body from an evidence oriented perspective. Tissues included (in our understanding of the fascial network) encompass aponeuroses, intramuscular connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules, septi, retinaculae, in addition to dense irregular connective tissue sheets ('proper fasciae') such as the nucheal fascia or plantar fascia.
Current research activities of this project include:
- Response of human fasciae to therapeutic manipulation, such as e.g. manual myofascial treatments, active/passive stretching, or self-myofascial release.
- Development and optimizing of non-surgical fascia-oriented treatment options for people with pathologies of the musculoskeletal system as well as those recovering functionally after surgery.
- Function of the human lumbar fascia in walking.
- Improved understanding of biomechanical interactions of fascial tissues between foot and leg/hip structures in the human body.
- Fascial perspectives in running analysis and shoe developments.
- The role of calcium activated potassium channels in myofibroblast proliferation and in fibroproliferative diseases.
- Development of new assessment methods for the field of fascia research.
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-> Info about the Fascia Research Society
-> Internat. Autumn School on Movement Science, Berlin, October 4th-6th, 2023
-> World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain, Melbourne, Nov. 1st-4th, 2023
-> Safe the date: Internat. 4-annual congress "Connective Tissues in Sports Medicine - CONNECT2025" in Munich, March 15th-16th, 2025