Conditions Treated

Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal with time. Cuts and bone fractures heal, cell regenerate. All our bodies need is time. Myofascial Release facilitates your body′s natural ability to heal.  The application of gentle and sustained pressure for an extended period of time, up to five minutes, into a fascial restriction facilitates a release of the connective tissue. By using the key element, time, Myofascial Release allows the body to heal at its own pace.

  • Back Pain

    Lower Back PainWhat is it? Back Pain is one of the most common disorders in the world. Over 33 million Americans suffer from back pain each year and are frustrated by the lack of improvement.

    How can MFR help? Myofascial Release is extremely helpful in reducing back pain, restoring the motion and flexibility of the entire spine by treating the front and back three-dimensionally and the associated pelvis which is considered to be the foundation of the spine.

  • Bulging Disc

    What is it? Distention of the fibrous material that makes up the disc, or the cushioning tissue found between each vertebrae in the spine, resulting from direct trauma, heavy lifting, repetitive activities, or compression from tight muscles surrounding the spine. Bulging discs can cause neck pain, back pain, and/or radiating pain into the arms and legs.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness in the tissues surrounding the spine to prevent further herniation and decrease pain and symptoms.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    What is it? Tightness in the neck, chest, and wrist resulting in compression and swelling of the nerves that feed the hand resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain in the fingers. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is usually caused by repetitive movement of the arms and hands.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases the tightness of the tissues in the chest, neck, and arms to allow the nerves to glide easily and freely to eliminate symptoms.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    What is it? Severe mental and physical exhaustion often associated with widespread muscle and joint pain.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness and eliminates fascial tissue restrictions to eliminate pain, restore mobility, and eliminate exhaustion.

  • Chronic Pain

    What is it? Pain that persists longer than the time-frame of typical healing after injury.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases fascial restrictions throughout the body, including areas of previous injury to eliminate pain.

  • Emotional Trauma

    What is it? Trauma resulting from past and/or present events in which emotional reactions have been suppressed.

    How can MFR help? MFR provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which suppressed feelings can be expressed and released.

  • Fibromyalgia

    What is it? Chronic, widespread pain often associated with fatigue, sensitivity to light touch, and sleep disturbances.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases fascial restrictions throughout the body to re-gain optimal flexibility, improve energy levels, restore normal sleeping patterns, and resolve pain.

  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis

    What is it? Pain and constant difficulty with moving the shoulder due to scarring of the connective tissues in and around the shoulder joint. A frozen shoulder can occur after a fall or repetitive movement of the arm that aggravates and stresses the shoulder.

    How can MFR help? MFR restores mobility to tissue that is scarred or adhered in and surrounding the shoulder joint to restore the ability to fully move the shoulder without pain.

  • Herniated Disc

    What is it? Rupture of the fibrous material that makes up our disc, or the cushioning tissue found between each vertebrae in the spine, resulting from direct trauma, heavy lifting, repetitive activities, or compression from tight muscles surrounding the spine. Herniated discs can cause neck pain, back pain, and/or radiating pain into the arms and legs.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness in the tissues surrounding the spine to prevent further herniation and decrease pain and symptoms.

  • Headaches or Migraines

    What is it? Pain in the head often associated with nausea, dizziness, and neck pain. Can be caused by poorly aligned bones of the head and neck areas, trauma, stress, poor posture, or tightness in the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness and restores mobility of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord, restores optimal postural alignment, and alignment of the bones of the head to alleviate symptoms and prevent future occurrence of headaches and migraines.

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    What is it? Chronic pain associated with trigger points, or localized, concentrated areas of pain and tightness throughout the body.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness in the fascia and muscles to eliminate trigger points and alleviate associated symptoms.

  • Neck Pain

    Neck Pain GraphicWhat is it? Neck pain can be described as constant or intermittent discomfort originating with the cervical area of the spine. The pain can be located within the neck or can refer into the head, arms or other parts of the body causing pain, numbness, and loss of strength, muscle spasms and mobility.

    How can MFR help? Myofascial Release can help to remove the compression that restrictions can apply to pain sensitive structures in the cervical region and associated structures that cause pain and dysfunction.

  • Osteoarthritis

    What is it? Pressure and compression in joints resulting in inflammation and wearing away of the cartilage or “cushion” between joint surfaces creating pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis can be found in many joints of the body, but is commonly found in weight bearing joints such as hips and knees creating weakness and pain.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness of tissues surrounding joints to alleviate pressure and compression in the joint. This can relieve pain, improve mobility of the joint, and prevent further wearing away of the cartilage.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    What is it? The band of tissue that spans the arch of the foot becomes tight, inflamed, and tender making it painful to walk. Plantar Fascitis can be caused by poor alignment of bones in the foot, a poorly aligned pelvis coupled with using unsupportive shoes or walking on hard surfaces.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness in the tissues of the leg and bottom of the foot to restore proper alignment of the hip bones and bones of the feet to enable pain-free walking.

  • Scars (Hypertrophic, Hypersensitive, Painful, Burn, and Mastectomy Scars)

    What is it? Fibrous tissue that develops with healing of the skin after trauma, surgery or burns resulting in pain, sensitivity, numbness, tingling, or dense buildup of tissue in affected areas.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness of scar tissue to alleviate pain, restore normal sensation, and decrease thickness of scar tissue. 

  • Sciatica

    What is it? Pain in the low back with numbness and/or tingling that radiates down the back of the thigh, calf, or entire leg due to compressed nerves and disc problems. This problem can be caused over time by tightness and spasm that accumulates from overuse of the back through repetitive bending, lifting heavy objects, or as a result of direct trauma to the area.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness and spasm in the tissues surrounding the low back and bones of the spine to decrease compression of nerves and restore optimal postural alignment to eliminate symptoms.

  • Scoliosis

    What is it? Curvature and rotation of the spine in the shape of a ˝C˝ or ˝S˝ resulting in uneven shoulder levels or a hump in the back. Often associated with back pain and/or neck pain, it can be caused by birth, physical trauma, or associated with other diagnoses such as cerebral palsy. Many individuals with scoliosis also have a poorly aligned pelvis and differing leg lengths.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness of tissues surrounding the spine and pelvis to restore proper alignment of the hip bones and bones of the spine. This decreases symptoms, improves posture, and restores even leg length.

  • Shin Splints

    What is it? Painful shins resulting from overuse or excessive activities such as running or jumping.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness and fascial restrictions of the tissues in the shins and legs to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence with future physical activity.

  • Tennis Elbow

    What is it? Pain and tenderness in the forearm, especially surrounding the elbow that intensifies with use of the arm and hand.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness of tissue and muscles in the forearm surrounding the elbow to alleviate symptoms.

  • TMJ Syndrome

    What is it? Pain and/or clicking with opening and closing the jaw. Often, TMJ syndrome is associated with painful biting, chewing, grinding of the teeth, and headaches. It can be caused by postural imbalances or direct trauma to the face or jaw. Postural imbalances cause excessive tightness and tension in the jaw.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness in the tissues surrounding the jaw and mouth, eliminates pain and grinding, and restores optimal postural alignment to allow the jaw to work properly and smoothly.

  • Whiplash

    Upper Neck Myofascial ReleaseWhat is it? Neck pain as a result of muscle spasm from the head being whipped forward and backward at high speeds such as in a car accident. Whiplash can also be associated with headaches and difficulty moving or turning the head.

    How can MFR help? MFR decreases tightness and spasm of the muscles in the neck to restore mobility of the neck and eliminate pain.

*Used with permission from John F. Barnes
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