Video Course: Myofascial Tightness, Stiffness, Contracture: Clinical Implications and Applications

John Saratsiotis

Healthy fascia makes for healthy movement. A significant aspect of our work is working with fascia that has become damaged through injury, repetitive movement, or neurophysiological effects. We often use words like "tightness," "stiffness," or "contracture" to describe the state of unhealthy fascia, but what do these terms really mean, and are we using them accurately? Does distinguishing these different states change our treatment approach or make our treatment any more effective? Find the answers in this engaging discussion as we delve into these conditions on a histological, anatomical, and clinical level.

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John Saratsiotis
Dr. Saratsiotis is a Canadian chiropractor with degrees in science, biochemistry, gerontology, and physiotherapy. He has contributed as an author in various textbooks, including Fascia: Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance and has published articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Saratsiotis also teaches courses in anatomy and soft-tissue techniques at a private physiotherapy school in Athens, Greece. Learn more at
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