Publications: Scientists

Fascia Is Able to Actively Contract and May Thereby Influence Musculoskeletal Dynamics: A Histochemical and Mechanographic Investigation
Schleip R, Gabbiani G, Wilke J, Naylor I, Hinz B, Zorn A, Jäger H, Breul R, Schreiner S, Klingler W.
Front Physiol 10: 336 (2019)

Fascial nomenclature: Update on related consensus process
Schleip R, Hedley G, Yukesoy CA.
Clin Anat 32(7): 929-933 (2019)
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Active contractile properties of fascia
Schleip R, Klingler W.
Clin Anat 32(7): 891-895 (2019)

Fascial tissue research in sports medicine: from molecules to tissue adaptation, injury and diagnostics.
Zügel M, Maganaris CN, Wilke J, Jurkat-Rott K, Klingler W, Wearing SC, Findley W, Barbe MF, Steinacker JM, Vleeming A, Bloch W, Schleip R, Hodges PW.
Brit J Sports Med 52: 1497 (2018)

Needle biopsy derived myofascial tissue samples are sufficient for quantification of myofibroblast density.
Schleip R, Wilke J, Schreiner S, Wetterslev M, Klingler W.
Clin Anat 31(3): 368-372 (2018).

The Lumbodorsal Fascia as a Potential Source of Low Back Pain: A Narrative Review.
Wilke J, Schleip R, Klingler W, Stecco C.
Biomed Res Int 2017:5349620 (2017)

Connecting (T)issues: How Research in Fascia Biology Can Impact Integrative Oncology.
Langevin HM, Keely P, Mao J, Hodge LM, Schleip R, Deng G, Hinz B, Swartz MA, de Valois BA, Zick S, Findley T.
Cancer Res 76(21):6159-6162 (2016)

Functional in vitro tension measurements of fascial tissue – a novel modified superfusion approach.
Schleip R, Klingler W, Wearing S, Naylor I, Zuegel M, Hoppe K.
J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 16(3): 256-260 (2016)

Defining the fascial system.
Adstrum S, Hedley G, Schleip R, Stecco C, Yucesoy C.A. J Bodyw Movem Ther 21(1):173-177 (2017)

Myofascial triggerpoint release (MTR) for treating chronic shoulder pain: A novel approach
Gordon CM, Andrasik F, Schleip R, Birbaumer N, Rea M. J Bodyw Movem Ther 20(3): 614-22 (2016)

Clinical relevance of fascial tissue and dysfunctions.
Klingler W, Velders M, Hoppe K, Pedro M, Schleip R. Curr Pain Headache Rep 18(8): 439 (2014)

Contractile elements in muscular fascial tissue - implications for in-vitro contracture testing for malignant hyperthermia Hoppe K, Schleip R, Lehmann-Horn F, Jäger H, Klingler W. Anaesthesia 69(9): 1002-1008 (2014)

The bodywide fascial network as a sensory organ for haptic perception.
Schleip R, Mechsner F, Zorn A, Klingler W.
J Mot Behav. 46(3): 191-3 (2014)

The thoracolumbar fascia: anatomy, function and clinical considerations.
Willard FH, Vleeming A, Schuenke MD, Danneels L, Schleip R. J Anat 221: 507-36 (2012)

The role of fibrosis in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Klingler W, Jurkat-Rott K, Lehmann-Horn F, Schleip R. Acta Myol 31(3):184-95 (2012)

What is 'fascia'? A review of different nomenclatures.
Schleip R, Jäger H, Klingler W. J Bodyw Mov Ther 16:496-502 (2012)

Training principles for fascial connective tissues: scientific foundation and suggested practical applications.
Schleip R, Mueller DG. J Bodyw Mov Ther 17: 103-15 (2013)

Strain hardening of fascia: Static stretching of dense fibrous connective tissues can induce a temporary stiffness increase accompanied by enhanced matrix hydration
Schleip R, Duerselen L, Vleeming A, Naylor IL, Lehmann-Horn F, Zorn A, Jaeger H, Klingler W., J Bodyw Mov Ther 16(1): 94-100 (2012)

The fascial network: an exploration of its load bearing capacity and its potential as a pain generator
Schleip R, Zorn A, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W. In: Vleeming et al: Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain, Los Angeles, 2010, pp 215-218

The spring-like function of the lumbar fascia in human walking
Zorn A et al., in: Findley TW & Schleip R (eds.), Fascia research – Basic science and implications for conventional and complementary health care. Elsevier Science, Munich 2007 (plus video)

Letter to the Editor concerning "A hypothesis of chronic back pain: ligament subfailure injuries lead to muscle control dysfunction" (M. Panjabi).
Schleip R, Vleeming A, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W Eur Spine J 16(10):1733-5 (2007)

Three-dimensional mathematical model for deformation of human fasciae in manual therapy
Chaudhry H, Schleip R, Ji Z, Bukiet B, Maney M, Findley T
J Am Osteopath Assoc 108(8):379-90 (2009)

Viscoelastic behavior of human fasciae under extension in manual therapy
Chaudhry H, Huang C-H, Schleip R, Zhiming J, Bukiet B, Findley T
J Bodyw Movem Ther 11(2):159–167 (2007)

Passive muscle stiffness may be influenced by active contractility of intramuscular connective tissue
Schleip R, Naylor IL, Ursu D, Melzer W, Zorn A, Wilke HJ, Lehmann-Horn F, Klingler W
Medical Hypotheses 66: 66-71 (2006)

Active fascial contractility: Fascia may be able to contract in a smooth muscle-like manner and thereby influence musculoskeletal dynamics
Schleip, R, Klingler W, Lehmann-Horn F Medical Hypotheses 65, 273-277 (2005)