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Fascia – architecture of connective tissue: a brief review of Jaap vander Wal’s work as presented by Thomas Findley

February 24, 2011

In this short video, Dr. Thomas Findley MD, Phd, discusses Jaap van der Wal’s work on

The Architecture of the Connective Tissue in the Musculoskeletal System—An Often Overlooked Functional Parameter as to Proprioception in the Locomotor Apparatus

I highly recommend getting a hold of van der Wal’s original material and reading it as it provides incredible insight into fascial anatomy….specifically, it brings to light the commonly propagated, but imaginary concept of origins and insertions of muscular tissue.


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  1. March 2, 2011 4:30 am


    I was at this seminar and listened to this live… it blew my mind! Do you still teach anatomy at CMCC? I’d be curious to know if they have modified their teaching approach as a result of some of this work and other work coming out in the fascial world.

    Great post and great interview at sports rehab experts.


    • March 2, 2011 12:32 pm

      hey Henry…good to hear from you

      thanks for the kind words regarding the interview

      No, I don’t teach at CMCC any more…my seminar’s are keeping me pretty busy these days. I would assume that the dissection ‘styles’ have not been altered though…I think that the new fascia push is coming from the manual therapists mostly. There are only a few anatomists that I know of that are really examining these concepts (Gil Headley for one)

      I hope to see you at another seminar soon btw. Send me an email or FB msg so we can chat


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