Myofascial Release Physical Therapy is a manual form of Physical Therapy which helps rebalance the soft tissue throughout the body, thereby, allowing relief and often complete resolution of pain caused by nerve, disc or muscle problems.
Fascia is the connective tissue in the body that, technically, holds everything together. It is connected to nerves, muscles and even bones. Myofascial Release Physical Therapy involves stretching this fascia or tissue, in order to relieve the pain that is caused when it is restrained or constricted.
This whole body approach to pain occurs when the fascia is gently stretched in a sustained manner by a trained physical therapist – this is the core of Myofascial Release Physical Therapy. Low-grade sustained pressure is placed on the restricted areas for around 90 to 120 seconds at a time, causing the tissue to “release” and become soft and pliable. More than one release may be required in order to achieve the best possible results.
Once the releases occur, the tissue will be properly aligned and you will regain mobility and function. Your pain in these areas will also be gone, and your neuromuscular system will be operating more efficiently.
Myofascial Release Physical Therapy is both safe and highly effective. In fact, it has been proven to be one of the most effective forms of manual physical therapy, and is known for its ability to reduce pain for long periods of time. This hands-on treatment is highly specialized and tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs as determined by the therapist during each treatment session.