Myofascial release or MFR is the therapy that focuses on releasing muscular deficiency and stiffness. There are various conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses.
Myofascial treatment is applied when a person loses flexibility or functionality for an injury or when experiencing back, shoulder and hip pain. Myofascial treatment is also applied to cure migraine headaches. Symptoms usually include hardening of the tissues that pull or restrict motion of the body during a movement, and overusing one side of the hip or shoulder. A patient can experience excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produce pain. The pains can occur on any part of the body, including headache or back pain.
Now, before you go ahead you must know what is myofascia
Fascia or myofascia is a kind of dense and tough tissue that surrounds and covers the muscles and bones in the human body. This outer covering of fascia is very strong and flexible. In fact, the incredible tissue has a tensile strength of over two thousand pounds. Myofascia looks like a spider web or fish net. It can be described as a complete body suit which runs from the top of the head to the bottom of the toes. The tissue is continuous, like yarn in a sweater and thus, the entire body is connected to other parts with the help of fascia.
Causes of Myofascial Pain
Myofascial pain generally has two sources:
Pain from the muscle or its connective tissue tied with fascia.
Pain from damaged myofascial tissue itself. It happens when contraction of muscle occurs.
Who can provide myofascial release therapy?
There are a number of health professionals who can provide myofascial release therapy along with appropriate osteopathy, low level laser therapy and other podiatric treatments. They are highly qualified podiatrists and attain their degree from a reputed university in Perth. Each therapy session follow a pattern similar to physical therapy applied for post-operative rehabilitation. An initial appointment has to be taken before undergoing the treatment.
The treatment sessions may:
Last for at least 30-50 minutes per session depending on the condition
Be conducted on a regular basis or after every few days
Complete its treatment period in some weeks or months, depending on the nature and intensity of disability.
Myofascial therapy can be utilised for numerous ailments including migraines, fibromalsia and chronic foot pain. The treatment is a holistic avenue to get rid of podiatric discomforts.