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Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy

033Muofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment of acute and chronic pain and physical dysfunction of the musculo-skeletal system. The therapist is able to release trigger points, muscle spasm and accumulated tension in the soft tissues of the body that cause the generalized pain and dysfunction that affects millions daily. Successful treatment involves the evaluation of ongoing contributing and perpetuating factors such as lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, stress and emotional difficulties, patterns of habitual holding in the body and bio-mechanical imbalances. Neuromuscular re-training is accomplished through a carefully designed stretch and movement home program, often utilizing elements of Yoga and Feldenkrais.

How are Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy Performed?

Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy can be performed on a fully clothed patient, although in certain body regions hands-on-skin may be preferred. The patient lies comfortably on a treatment table. Treatment involves application of slow, sustained pressure, then passive stretching on muscles and fascial tissue that have been traumatized, injured and overused. The therapist may ask the patient to take a particular position to facilitate the release of soft-tissue tension. Many times the body will automatically move into a new  position of release on its own. This is called an  unwinding. When the soft-tissue releases there is a noticeable softening and lengthening of the muscle, heat is emitted, and there may be a pulsing sensation. There may be a release of emotion at this time as well.

Many patients are pain-free after the first several sessions and many return to full functioning soon thereafter. Sessions usually last 50 to 60 minutes . The number of sessions needed is dependent on the nature of the dysfunction and compliance with modification to lifestyle and adherence to a home stretch/movement program.

The result?

Relief from acute and chronic pain associated with:

  • Carpal Tunnel Sundrome,
  • Frozen Shoulder,
  • Back and Neck Pain,
  • Headache,
  • TMJ Dysfunction,
  • Fibromyalgia,
  • Recent Surgery,
  • Whiplash,
  • Broken Bones and Soft Tissue Strains/Sprains

Also effective in issues related to:

  • Ease of Movement and Improved Range of Motion
  • Enhanced Athletic Performance;
  • Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries

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  1. Frederick

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    thanks for information!!

  2. jesse

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    thanks!!

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