Myofascial Release is a specialized stretching technique used to treat patients with soft tissue conditions. Fascia is the thin tissue that covers every muscle and every fiber within each muscle. All muscle stretching stretches the fascia and the muscle, which is the myofascial unit. When muscle fibers are injured the fascia becomes short and tight. This can cause pain and a variety of other symptoms in areas throughout the body.
Myofascial Release treats these symptoms by releasing the uneven tightness in injured fascia. This treatment can be effective in treating patients with many conditions, including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ Syndrome
- Orthopaedic Conditions
- Spinal Conditions