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CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND COLLAGEN

Connective tissue is everywhere in our bodies, containing collagen fibres in various amounts and arrangements. (collagen is the most abundant protein in humans and animals). The structure and composition connective tissues is varied, there are many different types and classifications of depending on their composition and structure

Specialised connective tissue comes in many forms - tendons, ligaments, aponeuroses, cartilage, fascia, bone.

Connective tissue runs through our muscles, suspends our internal organs, surrounds other cells and tissues forming a vast web-like network on smaller and smaller scales throughout the whole of our body.

loose and dense irregular connective tissue ('irregular' because the collagen fibres are not arranged in parallel) - mostly layers of the dermis (skin) apidose (fatty) tissue

muscle tissue pulled apart showing the strands of connective tissue that are throughout it.

For example:

i.e. There is a lot of connective tissue that runs through and around every muscle.

collagen extra-cellular matrix

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Movement should not be painful.

OPTIMISING THE USE OF YOUR MUSCLES = BETTER HEALTH.

ALWAYS START FROM BASE-LINE, ALWAYS GO BACK TO BASE-LINE.

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