Fascia is the body’s connective tissue, also known as tendons, ligaments and myofascia. It is a head to toe, inside to out, interwoven system of fibrous connective tissue found throughout the body. We all have a layer of fascia (myofascia) directly beneath the skin that completely covers the body and as one connective system, a trauma to the ankle can cause tension in the neck.
The traditional view has been that fascia in the human body was passive, with its function to only “hold things together” and transmit mechanical force. This concept is now out-of-date.