‘Myo’ means muscle. Muscles are elastic and contractile structures in our body which when contracted and/or relaxed produces movement. ‘Fascia’ means band. Fascia is the connective tissue, existing like a web, surrounding & protecting every tendon, muscle, bone, organ, a ligament in our body.
Myofascial Release (MFR) Therapy is a medical specialty that is used to relieve muscular shortness and tightness. Unpredictable Injuries can cause a variety of damage which can affect people severely. As a result, they suffer not only from pain but also a certain loss of flexibility in the affected area. Hence reduces the overall productivity and efficiency of the patient. MFR therapy is used to resolve these unpleasant symptoms like pain and stiffness in the muscles and other soft tissues.
How does it Benefit?
The benefits of MFR therapy extend to a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and sports injury problems. Below are some of the conditions that can be treated using MFR:
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Breathing problems
- Poor body posture and flexibility
- Headaches, Emotional or psychological stress
- Traumas, Muscle pain, and spasms
- Numbness, pins, and needles
Management at AktivHealth:
At AktivHealth, our physiotherapists use a proven and result-oriented approach to assess and treat patients. The therapist first locates the trigger points in the restricted muscles and fascia. The therapist will then measure the levels of loss of motion and symmetry in the body. The emphasis is then laid on releasing the tight knots with manual pressure resulting in relaxation and increased flexibility of the soft tissues.
The benefits of using our programs include:
- Significant reduction in pain
- Improved joint mobility
- Improved breathing and breathing patterns
- Decrease in muscle spasms and fascial tension
- Decrease in chronic recurring injuries