Myofascial Release (MFR)
Myofascial Release (MFR) 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. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures 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 typical imaging studies such as X-Ray and MRI. MFR affects change in the Myofascial structures by stretching, elongating fascia, and/or mobilizing adhesive tissues and ultimately helps change body posture.
While myofascial release is similar to Active Release Technique there are several important distinctions and some conditions respond better to one or the other. For this reason the chiropractic sports physicians at Premier Sports and Spine Center have received training in both techniques and will use a thorough history and exam to decide which technique will work best for each patient.