Active fascial contractility: Fascia may be able to contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics
There is a manual therapy technique out there in “technique world” called Graston technique. I know here in AZ there are currently only about 8 certified practitioners, of which I am one. I have been a part of this technique working “miracles” on patients who have had problems that have been present for, in some cases, decades. There’s actually nothing miraculous about it, it’s just that it is one of the best methods I know of that effectively addresses the fascial component of injuries/conditions. The Rolfers have been privy to this since their existence.
This article helps delve into the concept that the fascia can actually play an active role in drastically increasing muscle tension and that problems with this network can lead to chronic problems.