Myofascial Release, or MFR, is soft tissue therapy that treats problems in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. To name just a few of the many conditions that can treated with MFR are headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow. All of these conditions share an underlying theme: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Every time MFR is being used it is a combination of examination and treatment. The provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. This approach allows providers to pinpoint and correct specific dysfunctions. MFR is an approach that is tailored to meet the individual needs of the patient.
The goal of Myofascial Release is to facilitate soft tissue re-education and prevent a patient from entering a cycle of repetitive and cumulative soft tissue injury, or to break the cycle for patients that already present with evidence of cumulative trauma.
What to Expect
Myofascial Release is performed by applying hand contact to the identified tissue with specific pressure followed by the patient’s active participation in moving in a specified way. The technique will vary based on the soft tissue diagnosis and body part.
At Adjust Your Performance, the combination of Chiropractic and Acupuncture use functional exams to determine a patient’s pain generating tissue(s) as well as the cause of a patient’s symptoms.