Myofascial release therapy is a specialized technique that focuses on the release of muscular tightness or shortness. It is a hands-on technique through which a physical therapist gently applies pressure for a short period on myofascial connective tissue. This results in the elimination of pain and acts to restore motion.
This type of therapy is used to target the fascia. This is the connective tissue that is wrapped around various parts of the body and especially the muscles. When a patient suffers an injury or strain that causes stress to the muscles, this connective tissue ends up bound down.
The therapy can help patients experience relief from pain such as backaches, headaches and other chronic issues. Patients that are referred for myofascial release therapy usually have lost function or flexibility as a result of an injury in their hip, shoulder or any other part of the body. Conditions that can be treated using this therapy include:
The best treatment
If you’re seeking physical therapy, we would highly recommend trying myofascial release therapy. Our physical therapists are highly skilled in advanced techniques for pain relief through the application of sustained pressure. They will help rejuvenate your muscles and increase your mobility while helping to reduce pain. You will feel more relaxed after contracted muscles are relaxed by targeting specific pressure points.
Our therapists will help to improve blood circulation and stimulate your muscles through this technique. You get all the benefits of an age-old technique.