Myofascial Release (MFR) is a safe and very
effective hands-on technique that involves
gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to
eliminate pain and restore
motion. The use of myofascial release allows us to look at each
patient as a unique individual. Our one
on one therapy
sessions are hands
on treatments during which our Anchor Physical Therapists in Pittsburgh use a
multitude of MFR Techniques.
We promote independence through
education in proper body mechanics and movement,
flexibility and strength, and
awareness in posture and movement.
session is performed
directly on the skin.
enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the
appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Some of the many conditions treated by MFR are:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Carpal Tunnel
- Myofascial Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Restricted Motion
- Stress and
Tension related problems
WHAT IS FASCIA?
is a tough, dense connective tissue that spreads
throughout the body in a 3-dimensional web
head to toe without interruption. It covers
every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein as
all of our internal organs and spinal
Fascia plays an important
role in the support and function of our bodies,
since it surrounds and
attaches to all
structures. In the normal healthy state, the
fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration.
has the ability to stretch and move without
restriction. However, when one experiences
trauma, emotional trauma, scarring or
inflammation, the fascia loses it's pliability.
It becomes tight,
restricted and a source of
tension to the rest of the body.
Trauma such as a fall, car
accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual
poor posture and repetitive
stress injuries has
cumulative effects on the body. The change
trauma causes in the fascial system
comfort and function of our body. Fascial
restrictions can exert excessive pressure
all kinds of symptoms. Producing pain,
headaches or restrictions of motion. Fascial
our flexibility and
stability and are a determining factor in our
ability to withstand stress and perform
It is thought that an
extremely high percentage of people suffering
with pain and lack of motion
may be having fascial problems, but most go undiagnosed.
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