Getting Familiar With Myofascial Treatment

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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.
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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.
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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.

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Importance Of Low Level Laser Treatment

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Low level laser therapy or LLLT is a kind of treatment for various conditions of the feet and ankles, using laser to induce a photochemical reaction at cellular level. The laser light is penetrated through the tissues and is absorbed by the cells to convert into energy. This energy boost the metabolic rate on the applied person.

The treatment produces invisible wavelength that goes deep into the tissues. It has been seen that LLLT can boost the metabolic rate of a body and thus, cause effective stimulation to repair the damaged tissues and relieve the pain. LLLT proves to be an effective treatment in promoting and accelerating the healing power of lower limbs.

What are the key benefits?

  • Patients undergoing the treatment experience ease in curing chronic wounds and pains without any side effects. It is recommended that you consult with the best podiatrist in Perth so that the treatment is applied properly.

  • When laser therapy is introduced in a human body, the musculoskeletal conditions relax naturally.

  • Patients with soft tissue conditions and pain respond quickly with one or two treatments. Severe conditions may vary with duration and often require a minimum 5 to 10 treatments. In each session, the treatment process does not take much time when compared to traditional laser treatments.

  • Low level laser treatment is associated with reduced infection and post surgery scarring.

How the does the unique treatment works?

  • Scientific explanation: Low level laser therapy primarily works on a protein in mitochondria to increase the ATP level and reduces the oxidative stress. This creates a biological flow of intracellular and mitochondrial downstream effects which in turn enhances the tissues to get repaired quickly and reduce inflammation.

  • Natural explanation: Low level laser therapy increases the level of energy in the affected area to create enhanced inflammatory response. This increases the rate of healing power and reduces inflammation, which in turn decreases the pain in the area.

Treatment process

Acute: It is recommended to go for at least two sessions in each week and carry the routine for about three weeks. If a patient does not get quick results, then also he/she must carry on with it until the acute pain and inflammation starts to decrease.
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Chronic: It is recommended to go for two sessions in a week and carry on for at least six weeks. Following the routine until resolution of pain is important.
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However, this is just a basic treatment process. The best way to go ahead is to consult with a podiatrist in Perth.