Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of physical therapy treatment which includes, structural and function evaluation and manual techniques for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between skin and fascia, fascia and muscles and muscles and bones. Fascia is located between the skin and the underlying structure of muscle and bone, it is a seamless web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs, and skeletal structures in our body. Muscle and fascia are united forming the myofascia system. The goal of myofascial release is to release fascia restriction and restore its tissue health resulting in improved function and mobility in the body and decreased painful movement. The fascia is manipulated, directly or indirectly, allowing the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible, functional fashion. Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness in the fascia in one region can result in loss of mobility and restriction in fascia in another region. Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma and poor posture can cause restriction in fascia. This treatment can be used for low back pain, neck pain, whiplash, arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple joint pain, muscle pain, pain in shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, leg, knee, ankle or foot. For additional information about myofascial release please contact CORE Services, Inc. at 314-647-4880.