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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