Myofascial Release is a type of physical therapy often used to treat Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within your myofascial tissues called “trigger points.”
Myofascial Release focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness in the trigger points. It’s not always easy to understand what trigger point is responsible for the pain. Localising pain to a specific trigger point is very difficult. For that reason, Myofascial Release is often used over a broad area of muscle and tissue rather than at single points.
The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. Our one-to-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which our therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy.
At Physio Cure, we promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self-treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.
Who Might Benefit From Myofascial Release?
Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome frequently benefit from this type of therapy. People who experience chronic headaches may also find relief from Myofascial Release. Gently massaging on tightened muscles in and around the neck and head may reduce headaches.
Some people with venous insufficiency, which occurs when blood pools in the deep veins of the leg, may also be candidates for Myofascial Release. During venous insufficiency, the blood pool stretches and eventually damages the veins in your legs. You may experience an aching and painful sensation in the affected leg. Myofascial Release might be used in conjunction with other treatments to reduce the pooling and pain caused by venous insufficiency.
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Each Myofascial Release treatment session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia.
Helping improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions
How to find us
Physio Cure is conveniently located in Elwood, Elsternwick and Beaumaris. Our contemporary clinics offer modern private physiotherapy treatment rooms, a fully equipped strength and conditioning gym and a bespoke open plan studio for Clinical Pilates at our Elsternwick location.