myofascial release


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myofascial release

A type of soft tissue therapy used in osteopathy to release physically restricted musculoskeletal groups. It is believed that chronic tension and trauma cause the fascia, which envelop muscle, to become fixed in a particular position, known as a myofascial restriction. Manipulation of the myofascial group is believed to resolve the restriction.

myofascial release

Abbreviation: MFR
The manipulation of soft tissue to facilitate improved posture and range of motion and to decrease pain.
See: soft-tissue mobilization
See also: release
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Comparison of an indirect tri-planar myofascial release (MFR) technique and a hot pack for increasing range of motion.
CONCLUSION: Following the comparative study, to assess the effectiveness of Myofascial release technique with LASER versus Positional release technique with LASER on trapezitis, it was concluded that both the groups has shown significant improvement in reduction of pain, functional limitation and improved range of motion.
The chapter is entitled "Fascia-oriented Therapies." The presented modalities include acupuncture, fascial fitness, fascial manipulation, fascial stretch therapy, myofascial release, fascial movement, myofascial trigger point therapy, structural integration, visceral manipulation, and yin yoga.
"But I've seen some amazing responses, especially when I carry out myofascial release work.
The post-exercise component of the workout is aimed at improving tissue extensibility, and so should ideally include myofascial release along with static stretching (and perhaps some PNF, or "proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation," which is known to improve range of motion in particular).
Intervention Cases (n) Mean (%) Education/Self-Care 31 100 Exercise 31 100 Manual Spinal Manipulation * 31 100 Manual Myofascial Release 23 74 Physical Modalities 23 74 Manual Spinal Mobilization ([dagger]) 22 71 Instrumented Myofascial Release 12 39 Stress Reduction/Visualization 5 16 * High-velocity, low-amplitude thrust procedures.
The text incorporates a number of modalities, including Swedish massage, acupressure, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and reflexology.
Intrarectal myofascial release was used in men and intravaginal release in women in the directed therapy group.
Anatomy Trains builds on the myofascial release work of Dr.
"We tend to do a lot of soft tissue techniques [with] our hands like kneading and stretching, deep pressure, strain/counter-strain, or a myofascial release technique," explains Dr.
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