Myofascial Release is effective in the treatment and management of the following, but not limited to these listed conditions:
- Acute and chronic pain
- Neck and back pain
- Joint or muscular pain of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive stress and sports related injuries
- TMJ dysfunction
- Post surgical/traumatic scarring
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Pelvic and menstrual imbalances
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Balance impairment
- Restriction of motion
- Difficulty breathing
- Sinus buildup
- Digestion/intestinal restrictions
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The following physical therapy services are only offered in conjunction with MFR treatments due to optimum effectiveness and nullified results without first addressing the body’s imbalances through MFR:
Therapeutic Exercise, Neuromuscular Re-education, Core Stabilization, Agility and or Plyometric Training based on individualized sport or hobby.
Therapeutic Exerciseis a personalized exercise or stretching program designed just for your body’s specific needs and goals. This may include simple and safe core exercises, isolated strengthening activities for noted imbalances, and stretching to address postural deviations and tissue extensibility; it can entail the instruction on the use of specific activities with physioballs, ankle or free weights, therabands, theratubing, medicine balls, and many other tools to aid in addressing particular findings.
Neuromuscular Re-educationcan consist of postural re-training, balance, and coordination training achieved through a variety of techniques and activities; this can involve the use of mirrors, physioballs, foam rollers, floor markers, floor ladders, different floor surfaces of varying consistency, self-treatment tools, or other therapeutic/rehabilitative devices to aid in your healing process.
Core Stabilizationcan fall under the category of both Therapeutic Exercise and Neuro-muscular Re-education. It involves learning how to activate and build awareness around key muscles of the abdomen that are responsible for your posture and ability to perform everyday or work/sport-related tasks. Core stabilization activities involve a gradual progression from beginner levels to more advanced levels.
Agility and Plyometric training can improve coordination, speed, power, and sport-specific skill. Agility training may entail the use of, but is not limited to floor ladder, floor marker, and mini floor hurdle drills addressing quick vertical, forward, lateral, and diagonal movement. Plyometric training may involve the use of aerobic blocks and activities such as vertical or lateral box jumps, standing jumps, depth jumps, multiple hops, medicine ball throwing, or a combination of these and other movement power specific drills.
Gait Training entails functional training in ambulation with or without the use of appropriate assistive devices, such as canes, walkers, and crutches. It can involve training and education on proper sequencing and form while walking on flat or uneven surfaces. Gait training can coincide with balance and coordination training, as well.