The Somatic Connection  |   July 2018
Remote MFR Increases Hamstring Flexibility: Support for the Fascial Train Theory
Author Notes
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest, Lebanon, Oregon 
  • Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California 
Article Information
The Somatic Connection   |   July 2018
Remote MFR Increases Hamstring Flexibility: Support for the Fascial Train Theory
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2018, Vol. 118, 490-491. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.111
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 2018, Vol. 118, 490-491. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2018.111
Joshi DG, Balthillaya G, Prabhu A. Effect of remote myofascial release on hamstring flexibility in asymptomatic individuals - a randomized clinical trial [published online February 17, 2018]. J Bodyw Mov Ther. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.01.008 
The principle that all body structures are interconnected stands as a central concept in osteopathic medicine and is often used as a rationale when applying manual treatments. Recently, fascia and the anatomic trains created by its continuity have been of particular interest. As such, seemingly unrelated structures are theorized to have significant interplay with each other, affecting and influencing the health of individual organs and the body as a whole. Researchers from India evaluated the effect of remote myofascial release (MFR) on hamstring flexibility to demonstrate this phenomenon. 

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