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Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
   Pages 875 — 884

Abstract — Fascia—Current knowledge and future directions in physiatry: Narrative review

Evan H. Kwong, BSc, MD, MSc;1* Thomas W. Findley, MD, PhD2

1Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 2Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System, East Orange, NJ; and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, the State University of
New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Abstract — Fascia can be considered part of the connective tissues that permeate the human body. However, in medical training, its definition is not clear, and even among specialists, its role is not completely understood. Physiatrists have a unique opportunity to add to the growing scientific and clinical knowledge about fascia, particularly about how this connective tissue network may apply clinically to musculoskeletal disorders. In this narrative review, the structure and function of fascia are discussed from the perspective of physiatry.

Key words: connective tissue, fascia, fascia function, fibroblast, hyaluronic acid, mechanotransduction, musculoskeletal disorders, musculoskeletal system, myofibroblast, physiatry.


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kwong EH, Findley TW. FasciaCurrent knowledge and future directions in physiatry: Narrative review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(6):875–84.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.10.0220
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