About Myofascial Release

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.

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE OF MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restoring motion. 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 several Myofascial Release techniques, movement therapies and self-treatment instruction. Myofascial Release promotes independence in proper body mechanics and movement, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural movement awareness.

MYOFASCIAL BINDING AND/OR RESTRICTIONS:
Myo-(muscular) fascial (connective tissue) binding, restrictions and lesions lead to severe postural distortion, pain and movement restriction. The fascia generally moves length wise throughout the body. There are 14 longitudinal anatomical dissection facial tracks and trains (see Tom Meyers, www.anatomytrains.com ). There are also 7 bands that go around the body: buttocks, pelvis, umbilical, chest, neck, jaw and eyes.

There are two areas of fascial binding in addition to the seven bands – the fascial binding around the lateral hip and the fascial binding around the corticoid process of the shoulder-scapulae resulting in a forward head position.

The shortening of the rectus abdominis promotes forward and restricted movement of the head, neck and shoulders while creating dynamic tension into the low back. This further sets the body for a shortening of the psoas muscle and deterioration of the lumbar spine.

Postural integration and Myofascial Release are different from biomechanical assessment. The myofascial assessment is done in a static, standing position with basic ROM movements. Biomechanical assessment is done in a dynamic fashion (for example, walking on a treadmill) with video to assess the movement of specific body parts in relation to other body parts.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE:
Using a broad scope of postural integration assessment and movement evaluation regarding the sternal syndrome, we use Myofascial Release techniques a specialized to restructure and rebalance the body and allow for a progressive exercise program.

Most physical therapy offices do not address the fascia as a significant component of the body’s dysfunction. In reality, it is one of the most substantial tissues of our body’s structure.

When one is exposing oneself to repeated poor posture or physical strain, the fascia, connective tissue and muscular system will adapt to that posture. When the body adapts to this, the pain and alignment problems become apparent through pain, loss of ROM and loss of function. The aim of our hands on work is to quickly restore the alignment and movement of a patient where they can begin doing appropriate exercises to stabilize themselves.

Most physical therapy offices do not address the fascia as a significant component to the dysfunction of the body.

40 Years of Healing Experience. Call Us Today: 805.681.1004