The main theme of this was discussing a 2015 paper by Perez-Bellmunt et al on the attachment of what we call the hamstrings.  End of the day, light hearted stuff.

Marcin is a dissection regular and someone who has developed some amazing ideas around what dissection brings to the therapy room.

Kirstie also followed this up with an email in September
Kirstie Yelland


Interview  with Nisarga, Katowice, Poland

At the end of a busy week in Poland, I was interviewed by Nisarga about how I work and his experience of a week in the lab.

The idea of fat and how it is demonised, needs to be addressed in a different way if we are going to understand it.

After a great day teaching and dissecting together at Imperial College London
Robert Schleip reveals his new admiration for superficial fascia!

A day in the lab produces lots of ideas.
It’s a lengthy interview, but lots of my thoughts are in here!


The Complexity of Fascia

The cheap microscope shows again the depth and complexity of fascia and how multi-directional it can be.

The fibrous pericardium separated from the diaphragm

A tricky dissection but one which shows how these tissues are actually separable.

Filmy Fascia

These pictures were taken with a low powered, low cost microscope, attached to an iPhone. They show the beauty and incredible complexity of the tissue we call Fascia!

The Diaphragm from above.

Seen looking down into the thorax, the remains of the fibrous pericardium can be seen together with the intact diaphragm.

Under the Microscope

Once again, seen under a low powered microscope, we can see ‘Filmy Fascia.’ Irregular and chaotic, it is diverse, wet and hugely tensional.