What is Myofascial Release… and Can it Help Me?
April 1, 2022
MyoCore is dedicated to improving the quality of life of every patient that walks through our doors. Our doctors use a combination of proven manual therapies and techniques to relieve pain, improve joint motion, and optimize muscle function. One of the most effective treatments we provide is myofascial release therapy. Our patients have seen amazing results for issues ranging from back pain, to plantar fasciitis, to shoulder pain, and much more. Prior to coming to their first consultation, many patients have never heard of myofascial release therapy. Read on to learn about this incredible treatment option, and how it can help patients with varying types of pain.
What Is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial release therapy is a hands-on, deep-tissue therapy technique that focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness by targeting hard knots or trigger points in the muscle tissue that can elicit tenderness, stiffness, pain, and even twitching. The technique targets pain that originates from skeletal muscle or connective tissues that are “bound” by tight fascia. It does this by applying sustained pressure, over a longer period of time, to the area to release the fascia. When this tissue is tight, it puts extra pressure on the muscles and joints, thus leading to pain or dysfunction.
How Does Myofascial Release Work?
Myofascial release therapy aims to reduce tension within the dysfunctional part of the fascia that can cause pain. During treatment, myofascial release practitioners apply deep, focused manual pressure on an affected area to relieve tension and tightness. This also helps to soften any scar tissue.
What Are the Benefits of Myofascial Release?
Those who’ve lost flexibility, strength or function after an injury, or who are experiencing chronic muscle and joint pain are excellent candidates for myofascial release therapy. It can help treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Habitual poor posture
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain/headaches
- Extremity pain or numbness
- Pain from physical trauma and injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
A few of the key benefits of MFR therapy are:
- Pain reduction
- Restoration of proper posture and body mechanics
- Improved flexibility
- Enhanced strength and performance
MyoCore’s doctors specialize in myofascial release therapy. Our treatment model is unique because we are located in hospitals, which enables us to work closely with medical doctors, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals to solve even the most complex conditions. We implement a 3-pronged approach that incorporates integrated care with a personalized treatment plan and comprehensive treatment sessions. Unlike traditional chiropractic therapy sessions, our doctors spend an extended amount of time with each patient, performing hands-on, deep tissue treatments. If this sounds like something you could benefit from, schedule an appointment at a chiropractic clinic near you today.