Manual Physical Therapy
Our bones, muscles and ligaments are kept in place with a connective soft tissue known as fascia. Just like other parts of our body, fascia can become injured which can then become very painful. People with inflamed or constricted fascia can find movement very difficult, which often materializes into significant pain and frustration.
Unlike other joint injuries that are easily identified using technologies such as CAT scans and X-rays, fascial injuries are not as easy to identify. However, an experienced physical therapist can usually recognize symptoms connected with injured fascia. If an individual is diagnosed with a fascia injury, they can undergo myofascial release therapy to relieve them of their pain and regain their mobility, strength, flexibility, and comfort in the problem area.
Myofascial release therapy utilizes a hand-on approach by a physical and occupational therapist to massage and stretch myofascial tissue in order to release knots and decrease pain/stiffness. This can be painful and intense. Myofascial release therapy will gradually restore the individual’s range of pain-free motion at their problem region and allow them to regain their comfort, flexibility, and strength.
Overall, myofascial release therapy is designed to treat constricted and injured fascia. Therefore, this therapy is not aimed at a particular condition. Instead, it can be used in many different circumstances. It can be used to treat more generic problems such as back pain, or it can be adopted after work-related injuries. It has also been a popular choice of therapy among athletes at all levels and those wanting to aid their recovery post road accidents.
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