Myofascial Release is a soft tissue treatment using a hands-on approach to decrease muscle tension, break-up scar tissue, reduce adhesions, decrease pain, and improve range of motion. To achieve this, a variable amount of pressure is applied to the soft tissues and often passive or active motion is added in the area of the body being treated. Both, the pressure and the speed of movement can be altered based on patient tolerance and to optimize both comfort and effectiveness.
Myofascial Release can be used to treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is beneficial in the treatment of tight and tender muscles, repetitive strain injuries, post-surgical scar tissue, joint dysfunction, and adhesions that restrict range of motion. Adhesions develop in tissues that are under constant stress due to prolonged athletic activity, poor posture, and repetitive movements or after an injury.
Conditions Treated with Myofascial Release:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Postural strain and tension
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Golfers elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Overuse Injuries
Other Chiropractic Services
- Kinesiology Taping
- Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Chiropractic Joint Manipulation/Adjustment
How often should I come?
A series of sessions are generally needed to achieve resolution/improvement of the problem and the frequency depends on the individual and your particular health condition. Once the initial complaint is addressed, maintenance sessions are generally recommended. Dr. Jocelyn Hayes, D.C. will work with you to address all issues and to develop a protocol that you are comfortable with.
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