Premier Physical Therapy is proud to offer the highest number of therapists trained in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach in the Cincinnati area.
Myofascial Release is a manual teqnique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Myofascial Release is an integrative therapy based on massage work and gentle stretching designed to warm and loosen the muscles. Through trauma, poor posture or repetitive motion, restrictions can form in the fascia (connective tissue) causing pressure on nerves, blood vessels, muscles, joints, and organs. By applying static, prolonged pressure to the restricted tissue, our therapists release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves, and joints. This integrative approach will unblock any scar tissue or tension due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissues.
A typical Myofascial Release treatment lasts an hour. Clients often rave about the total release of body tension they experience. Myofascial Release can be quite intense, especially in the case of muscles which are holding a great deal of tension and stress. After the session, some clients experience slight stiffness and soreness, which will usually vanish over the next few days, leaving behind a sense of wellbeing.
Conditions Served by Myofascial Release Therapy:
Myofascial Release operates on the principle that many people hold stress in their muscles, which causes the muscles to seize or lock. This is exacerbated by muscle injury and scarring. Myofascial Release aims to access these areas of blockage and tension to release them, thereby freeing up the muscle and allowing it to move more easily and effectively. This technique provides sustained pressure and stretching to the fascial system of the body.
Myofascial Release can be highly beneficial for patients with muscle-associated health issues, fibromyalgia, and back pain. For this reason, some doctors prescribe this more holistic approach in conjunction with other forms of therapy to give patients a greater range of options. Myofascial Release is frequently incorporated into pain management plans, and patients often feel positive effects after only a few sessions.
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