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Manual forms of therapy have been proven to be an effective form of treatment, as an osteopathic manual practitioner, I have been able to help many individuals get to the root of their issues. Issues ranging from musculoskeletal problems (strains) to restrictions in motion caused by postural problems. The basis of my treatment involves using movement enhanced techniques called mobilization, I believe mobilization techniques are the fundamental methods in facilitating better movements within joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
One such additional technique is Myofascial Release (MFR). This post will discuss the wonders of MFR and its effectiveness in treating many patients. MFR is a safe technique that involves applying gentle pressure into the myofascial connective tissue. The primary goal is to reduce tissue restriction and eliminate pain and help restore movement.
Myofascial Tissue is a thin, strong, fibrous connective tissue that covers the entire body. It is made up of collagen and elastin fiber and creates a mesh pattern. Given its relatively weak appearance, it has a tensile strength of 2000 pounds, to provide support and protection to our muscles and aiding in flexibility.
Myofascial Release Techniques work similar to Osteopathic Mobilization but gentler, we are trying to achieve a slow release in the soft tissue. Timing is crucial, the stretches are held longer with high-frequency intervals. This method relieves trauma and reduces inflammation of the tissue improving movement and strength of the muscle fibers. Combining MFR with MOB (mobilization) techniques the patient can enhance strength, flexibility, and attain proper posture.
Every treatment session involving MFR will be combined with MOB to enable me to detect fascial restriction and apply a required sustained pressure to facilitate fascia release.