I’ve been trying to get more information about Thomas Myers talk in Providence earlier this month. Several bloggers (Carl, Eric Cressey, Charlie Weingroff) all got a lot of Myers assertion that it takes 18-24 months for fascia health. I’ve been trying to track down info on this w/o much luck.
I am not saying Myers is wrong, as a lot of groundbreaking insights are anecdotal at first. I believe that a lot of Oschman’s ideas will end up being proven down the road as the science and measurement gets better and better. So this could be a similar vein or something that needs a more in-depth explanation.
Anyway, in doing some research I came across this from Leon Chaitow in his review of the 2nd Fascial Congress. (Journal of Bodywork and Movement TherapiesVolume 14, Issue 2, April 2010, Pages 103-105):
Probably the most dramatic new information that has emerged from the two Fascia Research congresses, relates to the dynamic reconfiguration potential of the collagen network. This virtually instantaneous reconfiguration- occurring within seconds- suggests that the effect of manual therapy can be immediate and significant. “This work is a serious challenge to the classical representation and modelling of biomechanical systems”
Can both co-exist? Probably…. thoughts, comments, feedback….