Myofascial dysfunction can be the cause of many patients’ problems resulting from alterations in freedom and quality of body movement. The correct treatment can only be embarked on after proper and careful assessment, which has to be extensive and wide ranging because of the complex nature of fascia and its interplay with other body systems. This two-part article has been extracted from Chapter 14 ‘Upper quadrant assessment’ (which also has a contribution from Eduardo Castro-Martín) from the author’s book Myofascial Induction™ – An anatomical approach to the treatment of fascial dysfunction Volume 1: The Upper Body (Handspring Publishing). In the last issue of Co-Kinetic, Part 1 discussed the global functional assessments of stability and mobility of the upper quadrant. Part 2 of the article, here, discusses neurofascial components, neural tests, viscerofascial components as well as the lymphatic and superficial circulatory system of the upper quadrant. Reading this article (along with Part 1 in the April 2022 issue of Co-Kinetic) will allow you to develop a complete understanding of the fascial involvement in your patient’s problem upper quadrant and so together with the patient decide on the best treatment pathway. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.
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