Fascial tissue research in sports medicine:
from molecules to tissue adaptation, injury and diagnostics: consensus
statement
Zügel
M, Maganaris CN, Wilke J, Jurkat-Rott K, Klingler W, Wearing SC, Findley T,
Barbe MF, Steinacker JM, Vleeming A, Bloch W, Schleip R, Hodges PW. Br J Sports
Med. 2018 Dec;52(23):1497. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099308. Epub 2018 Aug 2.
After
the Second International CONNECT Conference in 2017, conference speakers and
other field-related experts discussed and found consensus regarding the role of
fascial tissue in the field of sports medicine. “This paper aims to summarise
the contemporary state of knowledge regarding the fascial system from the
microlevel
(molecular
and cellular responses) to the macrolevel (mechanical properties), and the
responses of the fascial system to altered loading (physical exercise), to
injury and
other
physiological challenges including ageing, methods available to study the
fascial system, and the contemporary view of interventions that target fascial
tissue in sports medicine”