Developed by John Barnes, PT while seeking relief from his own chronic pain, Myofascial Release is a whole body, three-dimensional technique applied with sustained gentle pressure, traction or compression into fascial restrictions to reduce pain and restore mobility.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web without interruption. This tissue covers the muscles, bones, organs and vessels down to the cellular level. In its normal state, it is relaxed and wavy, able to stretch and move without restriction. Whether through trauma, inflammation, repetitive strain or poor posture, fascia can shorten and solidify, producing pain and seemingly unrelated symptoms in adjacent areas.
Working with and under prescription from your physician on specific areas, each visit includes session notes, physician communication and, in most cases, insurance billing. Methods used are usually neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release and others as prescribed.
A highly specific technique of releasing soft tissue by working trigger points and the attachments of specific muscles.
Using firmer pressure, joint movements, friction and vibration. Usually less gliding movements as found in relaxation work
Used pre-event to increase flexibility and boost circulation, and post-event to relieve spasms and prevent soreness.
I work both outside and inside the mouth with Myofascial Release and neuromuscular techniques to help relieve pain
A method of moving spasming muscles away from the direction of injury, reducing pain.
Very helpful in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters to help alleviate sciatica, back and neck pain as well as leg cramps. A special cushion is used to allow the mother to lie face down.