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Myofascial Pain

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain

Our physical therapy clinic provides cutting edge treatments for fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions.

One effective treatment is the use of myofascial release to restore normal soft tissue mobility.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release (MFR) is a hands-on approach of evaluating and treating fascial restrictions. Fascia is connective tissue that is continuous from head to toe and covers and suspends every bone, muscle, organ, nerve, artery and vein in the body.

Fascia connects all parts of the body to each other. Myofascial tissue normally has a very high water content, which allows it and the tissue it surrounds to move freely. When we experience trauma, such as a fall, surgery, or other insult to the body; the water content significantly decreases and the fascia becomes tight and restricted.

The result is increased tension on other systems in the body, such as the muscles and nerves, causing pain in areas of the body that may be far away from the original site of injury. By applying gentle sustained pressure and stretches to the fascial restriction, it releases restriction in the tissue and improves its water content. The result is decreased tension on painful structures and improved mobility.

Our physical therapists are skilled at slowly progressing your rehab to improve your mobility and quality of life.