You have probably read articles about fascia, what it is and how it connects everything, and you have probably read articles about how to treat fascia-related problems; however, do you know how to identify if fascial dysfunction is the cause of your patient’s symptoms? This article is the missing link and provides all you need to know to diagnose fascial dysfunction or to make a differential diagnosis. Making the correct diagnosis is the first step to providing the right treatment for your patient’s problems to achieve long-term results. This article has been extracted from the author’s book Mobilizing the Myofascial System: A clinical guide to assessment and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions. Register free below (or log in if you already have an account) and you can access the article key points and other related resources.
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