Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a hands-on approach to treatment, producing a profound healing effect upon the body tissues, eliminating pain and restoring motion.

PPM doctors develop treatment plans that are individualized and customized to each person's needs. They treat the "cause of the problem" to eliminate the symptoms, in order to make permanent structural changes to help people return to a pain free, active lifestyle.

There are several types and techniques used in Myofascial Release. Direct Myofascial Release, also known as deep tissue therapy, is used to make changes in the myofascial structures by stretching, elongating the fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The Practitioners can often use the heel of their hand, their knuckles, elbows, or other tools/instruments (such as Graston Technique) to stretch the restricted fascia by applying a moderate pressure. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached. Another method, known as indirect myofascial release, involves a gentle stretch, with only minimal pressure, which allows the fascia to "unwind" itself. The gentle traction applied to the restricted fascia will result in heat and increased blood flow in the area. This allows the body's inherent ability for self correction to return, thus eliminating pain and restoring the optimum performance of the body.

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