One of the many techniques our skilled physical therapists use to treat their patients is myofascial release therapy. Quite simply, fascia is a soft tissue that connects parts of your body. Fascia helps hold muscles, ligaments and bones in place. Myofascial Release is a methodology for treating injured and painful fascia.
Just as muscles and joints may be injured, inflamed and painful, so too may fascia. Unfortunately, some fascia injuries do not show up in some of the more widely used forms of imaging technology, such as x-rays and CAT scans, that are used to diagnose injuries.
At RPI Therapy we are trained to spot areas suffering from constricted, inflamed or otherwise troubled fascia, which are areas that can be treated with myofascial release therapy. Employing gentle stretching, massage, and pressure, we slowly begin to restore mobility and flexibility to areas previously affected by chronic pain, loss of motion and instability. Gradually we work deeper into the tissue to restore to normal length, flexibility, and comfort.
Through these advanced myofascial release techniques your physical therapist will enable you to regain comfort, strength, mobility, flexibility, and stability. You will learn how to stay at peak condition as you are guided through proper exercises, body mechanics, stretches, and posture.
Myofascial Release is indicated as treatment for such things as:
- post surgery
- auto accidents
- work related injuries
- sports injuries
- back pain – lumbar, cervical, thoracic
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- plantar fasciitis