The Shape and Function of Solid Fascias Depend on the Presence of Liquid Fascias

Cureus. 2020 Feb 10;12(2):e6939. doi: 10.7759/cureus.6939.


Scientific research is not a showcase of his own talent or own resources, it is a chance to improve common knowledge on certain topics for the collective well-being. A researcher should use multidisciplinarity to observe a phenomenon in its entirety and not only its alignment of thought, federations, committees, and knowledge; to get to understand it is necessary to exploit more tools and more disciplines. The article discusses the importance of the fluids (or liquid fascia) in maintaining the shape and function of the human body, as, currently, many texts forget how much body fluids are fundamental for understanding structural dynamics (bones and muscles, fibrils, and cells). By revisiting the current literature, the text wishes to highlight how the liquid fascia determines body adaptation in the presence of mechanical stress. Without fluids, there would be no body shape that we know.

Keywords: fascia; fascintegrity; myofascial; osteopathic; physiotherapy; skeletal muscle.

Publication types

  • Review