The Effect of Fascial Distortion Model on Maximal Grip Strength, Force Sense and Range of Motion

근막변형모델이 최대악력, 힘 감각 그리고 관절가동범위에 미치는 효과

  • Kim, Ji-Young (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Masan University) ;
  • Kim, Seong-Yeol (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Kyungnam University)
  • 김지영 (마산대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 김성렬 (경남대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2020.11.27
  • Accepted : 2020.12.24
  • Published : 2021.02.28


Purpose : The fascia is the body's largest sensory organ affected by mechanical stimuli such as pressure. Fascial distortion model (FDM) is one of the fascia treatment techniques, and it is based that most musculoskeletal problems are caused by three-dimensional distortion of the fascia. Until now, some studies have been conducted to investigate the effect of FDM, but it is still not enough. In this study, among the six techniques of FDM, trigger band (TB) and cylinder distortion (CyD) were applied to the forearm to investigate the immediate effect on the maximal grip strength, force sense and range of motion. Methods : 22 healthy adults in their 20s and 30s participated. Before and after the application of FDM, maximal grip strength, force sense and range of motion were measured. For analysis, a paired t-test was performed, and the significance level was set to p<.05. Results : After FDM, there were a significant differences that increased the force sense and the range of motion (p<.05). But the maximal grip strength did not show a significant difference (p>.05). Conclusion : The results of this study, the FDM did not affect maximal grip strength, but it was shown to increase the sense of force and range of motion. We assumed that it is the result of the changes in the states of the fascia and changes in the activity of mechanical receptors induced by pressure and stretch from FDM application.


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