Myofascial Release

In your body there is an interwoven network of tissue called fascia. This covers all the muscles, bones and blood vessels. It is interconnected throughout the body forming large network sheets, much like plastic wrap. This tissue under a microscope is tubular and carries within it fluid. This gives the fascia tissue its elasticity and strength. The purpose of the fascia is to give your body shape and form, allowing your muscles to move properly.

The fascia can become tight, dry and limiting in movement with stress, injury or prolonged strain. Many limitations in joint movement, such as shoulder or knee pain can be attributed to poor myofascial mobility. In physical therapy, gentle hands on therapy can be performed to first locate the myofascial restrictions, then effectively treat them. Through gentle hands-on techniques, the fascia can be stretched and mobilized, leading to improved function and movement.

Trigger Point therapy helps a variety of common conditions such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Whiplash
  • Repetitive work injuries
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Loss of motion
  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain, headaches
  • And more

Our expert physical therapists at OnetoOne Physical Therapy, have extensive training in specialized myofascial release techniques. They will work to restore your natural muscle and joint movement, allowing you to move freely and without pain. Call today to speak with an expert!

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.

Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

 

Hands-On Treatment

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.

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