Should You Try Myofascial Release Therapy?

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Should You Try Myofascial Release Therapy?

Myofascial Release Therapy - that’s a mouth full, and might sound confusing for those of you that are unfamiliar with the practice. But, it’s actually very simple! By definition, Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This is just one of the things that set us apart from many other physical therapists and it’s what we specialize in at Core PT! Below we will talk more about what this kind of therapy is, how it helps and what it helps! 

Myofascial Release Therapy Up Close 

Myofascial Release Therapy, also known as MFR, has been around for about 60 years when it was first coined as a therapy practice by an osteopath and physical therapist. It has evolved and grown in many ways since then but still adheres to the basics. It’s known that this soft tissue (fascia) can become restricted due to disease, overuse, trauma, infectious agents or inactivity, often resulting in pain, muscle tension and corresponding diminished blood flow. Using a hands-on approach allows therapists to feel things that CAT Scans, X-Rays and MRIs cannot pick up. Once the restrictions are detected through touch, the physical therapist can apply sustained pressure gently to loosen or release tension in the fascia. This is also usually paired with an at-home plan to help progress your healing. Your therapist will design a treatment plan that fits you and gives you an idea of what to expect. 

Conditions Improved by Myofascial Release Therapy

There are many conditions that can be improved by this kind of therapy. Here we will provide you with a list of the most common conditions we treat. If you see something that is not on this list that you’re experiencing, no worries - we treat much more, including women’s health concerns! We urge you to contact us with any questions about your pain to see how we can help you best.

  • Back Pain 
  • Headaches
  • Whiplash
  • Pelvic Pain 
  • Neck Pain 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Migrane Treatments 
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Neurological Dysfunction 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Adhesions
  • Carpal Tunnel 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Painful Scars
  • Scoliosis 
  • Infants/Children
  • Sciatica
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical/Lumbar Injuries
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Frozen Shoulder 
  • Plantar Fasciitis












Don’t live your life in chronic pain any longer, call Core Physical Therapy to set up your appointment today! We’re here to help you live a pain-free, happy life!


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