Tuesday, April 2, 2013
New Frameworks and Solutions for Rehabilitation: Fascia D.N.A.
The DNA concept is fundamentally based on Nassim Nicholas Taleb's concept of ANTIFRAGILITY. This concept essentially states that complex systems like the human body should, not only resist stressors (mechanical, environmental, chemical, etc...), but should grow stronger as a result of being exposed to them. Therefore, in order to thrive and develop, a system needs to be more than simply resilient and robust (resists stressors but remains the same), but manifest a much more adaptive and sustainable appearance. This development is achieved by exposing the system to micro-stresses that are significantly below their failure point. Additionally, these micro-stresses need to be characterized by randomness and volatility...which isthe most efficient mode through which the body responds.
What is it and what does it do?:
In essense, it is a manual therapy that uses a variety of tools to stimulation and activate the deepest and most primitive autonomous structures / systems in the body. These structures / systems are characterized by diverse types of differentiated fascia and are found in complex sheets or layers that are found in the deep core of the trunk. The implications of these tissues are profound because they are the engines of the self-regulating systems and have profound impact on the entire human organism.
The proper and effective stimulation of these tissues potentiates and facilitates self-healing and homeostasis and therefore provides and ideal environment for increase in rate of progress.
The DNA philosophy is based on the concept of converging stimulus as a catalyst for diverging response.
As the appropriate stimulus enters the core in the form of a converging stimulus and stimulates the deep primitive tissues, there will be a corresponding diverging response from BOTH the core and the periphery.
To be precise, the approach is centralized and fundamentally based within the deep core as an initial strategy (systemic development and enhancement) and then extends to the periphery through the various and diverse interconnectivity of the fascial system.
The systemic benefits are the most immediate due to the fact that they are more closely linked to the deep primitive "oscillation" of the body. These benefits include:
-More competent immune system function
-Improved lymphatic drainage
-Increased interstitial fluid flow
-Improved metabolic competence
-Increased respiratory and digestive coherence
The mechanical benefits are also generally manifest quite soon, but are somewhat dependant on the systemic coherence for its maintenance. The mechanical benefits include:
-Increased muscular relaxation and decrease muscular tension
-More efficient removal of waste and metabolic by-product
-Improved peripheral blood flow
-Improved healing rate and injury resistance
-Stronger "architectural" competence (strenghtening of joints and articulations)
In summary, the DNA concept presents an opportunity to "fertilize" the body so that it may more efficiently receive any and all therapeutic (or fitness) related interventions. In essense, the fertilization of the soil yields the most resilient and fruitful crops. Therefore, regardless of your prefered "farming" technique there will always be positive and productive development.
More specifics to come!