Myofascial Release

At Body Smart Health

Myofascial Release is an effective form of manual therapy which can directly change and improve health of the connective tissue, also known as fascia. The purpose of Myofascial Release is to break down scar tissue adhesions, relax the muscle and surrounding fascia, restore good posture, and stimulate the connections for the mind and body to work together.

MFR is very different to that of massaging muscles, tendons, and the ligaments of the body. A time component also exists, coupled with the fluidity of the therapist’s hands in applying pressure and moving though each and every fascial restriction. The time element is a vital factor. The fascia cannot be forced as it will naturally meet that force in return. Hence, the MFR therapist provides a sustained, gentle, pressure allowing the fascia to elongate naturally and return to it’s normal resting length restoring health and providing results that are both measurable and functional.

At Body Smart Health, Myofascial Release is integrated into our Corrective Manual Therapy approach and is most effective in dealing with:

  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck stiffness
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Sports injuries

Body Smart Health provides a full body assessment for all new patients and existing patients that have not visited the clinic in the last 3-6 months.  This full body assessment contains a battery set of passive and active tests to determine the scope of muscle dysfunction, mobility limitation, or the root cause of the pain.  Based on your body’s ability to heal, adjust, and recover from an injury, accident, or mobility issue – the type of Corrective Manual Therapy applied may change progressively over the course of the Treatment Plan.