Fascial Distortional Model

What is Fascial Distortional Model?

Fascia is the thin fibrous connective tissue surrounding all the muscles, tendons, joints, and organs in your body. It’s a flexible web beneath the skin holding everything together that is vulnerable to tears, folds, wrinkles and other distortions that can result in pain and injury. Traditional orthopedics look at these injuries as something the body needs time to heal (usually a few weeks.) Using the Fascial Distortion Model, the specific fault in the fascia is identified and corrected often resulting in the reversal of the injury and complete elimination of pain without the need for a period of rest and recovery and typically with just one or two treatments.

The Fascial Distortion Model identifies six different states of facial dysfunction:

  • Triggerband: The most common of all distortions. They are twisted or wrinkled fibers of connective tissue or fascia which cause a burning or pulling pain. Patients generally indicate trigger band distortions by sweeping their hand in a sweeping motion along the affected length of fascia.
  • Herniated Triggerpoints: Tissue that has pushed through the overlying fascia. Patients describe these as deep aches and show them by pointing or pushing with their fingers on the tender area.
  • Continuum Distortion: Injuries to an area where a ligament or tendon is transitioning to bone, commonly referred to as a sprain of a joint. Patients describe these as a sharp pain in one spot and often point to the area using only one finger but do not push or rub on it.
  • Folding Distortion: A three-dimensional alteration of a fascial plane that occurs around the joints as the fascia expands and contracts incorrectly. Patients usually show this distortion by cupping a joint with a hand. It is verbally described as an achy pain in a joint.
  • Cylinder Distortion: Overlapping of fascia coils that cause pain mostly in non-jointed areas. Discomfort from cylinder distortion is described as pain that jumps from one location to another or causes numbness and tingling.
  • Tectonic Fixation: The inability of fascial surfaces to glide resulting in what patients describe as tightness or stiffness.


Low level laser therapy

Laser therapy is used in sports medicine rehabilitation clinics to:

  • decrease pain and inflammation
  • improve mobility and range of motion
  • treat acute soft tissue injuries

How do es laser therapy work?

ERCHONIA® lasers emit visible coherent light energy that is applied to the injured tissue. The laser light is absorbed by the mitochondrial photoreceptors, and enhances cellular metabolism. Lasers increase the mitochondrial production of ATP, which is the form of energy the cell uses to function. It is know that even small changes in ATP levels can significantly alter cellular metabolism. Mitochondria play a key role in health, disease, and aging.

Today we can safely say that therapeutic lasers have an important effect, and a very positive one. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser therapy initiates increased microcirculation and enhanced tissue regeneration. These positive effects are attained without undesirable side effects.

ERCHONIA® was the first laser in the world to receive FDA 510(k) market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain.

ERCHONIA® Laser is the world’s most trusted low-level laser!