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Myofacial Release

A treatment to enable safe and effective movement…

If you are suffering pain after trauma, surgery or inflammation in your body, if your muscles and joints feel tight and achy, myofascial release could well be the answer you have been looking for. Myo means muscle and fascia means band and your myofascia is like a giant elastic spider web which starts at the top of your head and finishes at the tips of your toes and wraps around your muscles, soft tissues joints and organs. Myofascial restriction can cause areas of the body to feel ‘stuck’, painful of inflexible.

Myofascial release works to release these ‘stuck’ areas by lengthening and lubricating muscles and tissues to facilitate movement, improve posture and enable easier movement. A hands-on technique, it involves gentle, sustained pressure to move the fascia (band) to the point of resistance.

The perfect solution for anyone who has been working long hours, doing repetitive movements or have been involved in intensive sporting activities or dance, myofascial release is a great way to maintain your body’s wellbeing.

Great reasons to choose our myofascial release

  1. Our therapists 'get' your problem, because they are highly skilled, qualified specialists who listen to your issues before identifying the best solution for you.
  2. We have therapists who have used this technique day in day out to treat everyone from office workers to professional runners and dancers.
  3. Our therapists have a personal interest in myofascial release and integrate this treatment with other physiotherapy techniques to speed recovery and enhance results.

Typical conditions we treat

Here’s an idea of some of the conditions we’re most commonly asked to treat:

  • Soft tissue injury
  • ITB friction syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle tears
  • Plantarfasciitis

The key to finding the right solution

If you’re on the lookout for a professional who will give you a thorough physical check-up and provide the right treatment that gets to the root of your problem, at the Physio Centres, we’re here to help.

We’ll work with you to understand your suffering as well as establishing the best possible solution. Once we have identified that solution, we will give you thorough rationale for our choices as well as explaining the benefits of your proposed treatment. It is our goal to get you back to being inflammation and pain free and as mobile as possible, quickly and effectively. It may be that myofascial release alone is a sufficient solution, or we may suggest some other physiotherapy treatment to help you on your route to recovery. Either way, our therapists will find the right solution for your particular needs.

Work with a myofascial release specialist

You can read all about the personal journeys our therapists took to becoming myofascial release specialists below. In a nutshell, our dedicated therapists are fully qualified and highly skilled in assessment and treatment using myofascial release. They have the determination to understand your problem together with the experience and qualifications to find the right integrated approach to your rehabilitation through their broad skills range. They will work with you to find a solution that’s tailored to your specific needs, no matter whether that’s sport or daily activity related. Once they’ve identified the right solution, they’ll tell you why they have decided on that particular route and will give you an idea of the timescale of your treatment.

In short, we really “get” people who are in pain and will work with you to provide you with the relief you need to get on with your life again while minimising, or completely removing the need for medication and painkillers.

The way we treat you

We’ll accurately assess your pain before agreeing which treatment would work best for you. In the case of myofascial release, it is a treatment that provides support to your body to allow safe and effective movement. Concentrated on the release of the fascia (bands) that surround your tendons, ligaments, joints, bones and organs, it helps to relieve pain. Through gentle, hands-on pressure, fascia are moved to the point of resistance. This action releases ‘stuck’ areas as well as lengthening and lubricating muscles so they can move more freely. This treatment is the perfect antidote after trauma, surgery or inflammation to reduce pain, improve posture and enhance movement.

A great way of restoring a range of motion around the spine and other joints, myofascial release increases flexibility and reduces longer-term, cumulative problems in the body by allowing muscles and nerves to move more freely and efficiently.

Book your Appointment

If you’d like to find out more about myofascial release and how it can help you, just call us on 0131 556 1116 for Edinburgh or 0141 332 6000 for Glasgow, or use the form below

Find out what will happen during your first visit and how much it costs. There’s no need to spend another day in pain; help is available, right here, right now.

Choose one of our specialists for this treatment

Pavol Kabac

Pavol Kabac

Nikola Kilduff

Nikola Kilduff

Ray Head

Ray Head

Rebecca McLeod

Rebecca McLeod

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