Myofascial Release

Source: What is Myofascial Release? – Myofascial Release – John F. Barnes, PT

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.

All treatments are one hour in length and performed in a private, relaxed setting to promote patient well-being. We work on the source of the problem which results in restoration of movement, function and quality of life. Roper Physical Therapy delivers care with knowledge and passion for health and recovery by providing a variety of treatment plans including traditional physical therapy combined with complimentary and alternative modalities such as myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and medical therapeutic yoga Our patients seek treatment for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological Dysfunction
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ/TMD Disorders)
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Scoliosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • ACL/Meniscus Tear
  • Shoulder /Rotator Cuff
  • Athletic and Sports Injuries
  • Neck, Low Back, Hip Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Spasm and Strains
  • Fascia Restrictions
  • Trigger Points
  • Reconstructive Surgery Scars and Adhesions
  • Women’s Health:
    • Chronic pelvic pain
    • Endometriosis
    • Diastasis Recti Assessment & Plan of Care
    • Abdominal or Perineal Scar Adhesions
    • Mastectomy/Lumpectomy Pain