About The Secret Life of Fascia Documentary Series



Fascia has been historically marginalized and/or misunderstood in medical and anatomical texts. The Secret Life of Fascia shines an evidence-informed spotlight on the missing link this connective tissue plays in sports, medicine, athletic training, health, and wellness.


Join Scientist Robert Schleip and a team of experts on a fascinating journey exploring the missing link fascia (connective tissue) plays in sports, medicine, health, and wellness. The Secret Life of Fascia shines an evidence-informed spotlight on underlying mechanisms related to medicine, sports science, and manual therapy. Dense with research and relevant information for athletic training and activities of daily life, this celebration of the global body features professional, Olympic, and amateur athletes from a myriad of sports.

The Secret Life of Fascia is a 3 Part Documentary Series:

  • Part 1 is ‘what is fascia and why is it important?
  • Part 2 is ‘underlying mechanisms and biopsychosocial factors’.
  • Part 3 is ‘fascia in sport and movement’.
Spoiler alert, The Secret Life of Fascia is about more than fascia. Beyond fascia, TSLOF develops a few other strong themes. These ‘b-stories’ include systems thinking, biopsychosocial factors, and multidisciplinary approaches to health, healing, and manual therapy. Furthermore, The Secret Life of Fascia re-considers the human body’s underlying architecture and design. It queries the concept of “domestication” in modern man’s environment and movement patterns, and, investigates this predicament of underutilization and mismatch. 


(Part 1: In Order Of Appearance) Robert Schleip, Carla Stecco, Antonio Stecco, Peter Friedl, Neil Theise, Michael Shacklock, Helene Langevin, Stuart McNish, Gil Hedley, Jaap van der Wal, Jan Sultan, Sacha Loiseau, Bruce Schonfeld, Ricky Williams, Ida P. Rolf, René Assink, Diane Lee, Donald E. Ingber, Wilbour Kelsick, John Sharkey, Stephen M. Levin, Tom Myers, Jean-Claude Guimberteau, Lucy Cooke, and #boxtape featuring Jeremy Gordaneer & Peter Trosztmer.

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