Over the course of time, repetitive movements can strengthen fascia to move in a specific way that can have a negative effect on other movements of the body. It’s really rather fascinating as this is a result of the body trying to improve efficiency. Unfortunately the negative outcome may be reduced movement in another body function. Take for example, someone who works at a computer all day, most likely will have shortened chest muscles, perhaps even thicker fascia pulling the shoulders forward from the shoulders to the sternum. This can present as painful areas in the upper back as those muscles have become over stretched and weakened. Addressing the chest fascia will ultimately help relieve the stress put on the back.