About Myofascial Therapy

What is Fascia? Traditionally fascia was thought to be only limited to certain dissectible bits of tissue (thoracolumbar fascia, plantar fascia, fasicular profudus, pannicular fascia, etc…).

Increasingly in scientific and research circles and professionals worldwide, ‘fascia’ has a wider definition: all the collagenous-based soft-tissues in the body, including the cells that create and maintain that network of extra-cellular matrix (ECM).

Why is this important?

Muscle, tendon, and the viscera (organ systems) all are encased and intertwined in this tissue according to the new definition and create a concept known as Tensegrity. This actually isn’t a new concept as it is widely known that muscle contains epimysium, endomysium and perimysium. These are connective tissues which provide intramuscular structural support and anchor points to the muscle via tendon on bone.

Because of this, trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures can create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.) (insert Myofascialrelease.com/fascial link).

How is it treated?

Among the list of treatments for Myofascial Dysfunction include other treatments we also perform (dry needling, scraping, and strength training) but one of the most effective is manual myofascial release.

This is where we manually provide hands on treatment to release fascial structures which are tight based on the assessment conducted by providing gentle sustained local pressure which allows the viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate and glide as designed.

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