Caterina Fede PhD
Topic: Molecular aspects of the Fasciae: What is Fascia made of and how does it change based on hormonal, physical and pharmacological stimuli?
The fascia is a complex structure which includes a fibrous component, a loose connective component rich in hyaluronan, and a specific cellular component: all these structures play specific roles and can respond to various kinds of stimuli.
All the factors influencing cells or extracellular matrix behaviour may influence the composition and the properties of the entire fascial tissue.
Only a clear understanding of the microanatomy of the fasciae will permit to understand what alterations may give rise to pain, making it possible to provide a healthy lifestyle, physical exercise, and more rational treatments.