At Lifepath Dental & Wellness, we offer myofascial release therapy as a safe and effective treatment option to address a wide range of physical issues. Myofascial release is a type of manual therapy that uses gentle pressure and stretching to target the restrictions in the connective tissue, known as fascia, which can cause pain and stiffness. The goal of this type of therapy is to reduce tension, improve mobility and restore balance in the body's soft tissue structures for improved overall health and well-being.
What Is Scar Tissue?
Scar Tissue is formed as part of the body’s normal healing process. It forms whenever your body’s soft tissue is damaged. However, most people associate scar tissue with cuts or external issues. Most people do not realize that scar tissue forms internally when our muscles, ligaments, and tendons are also injured. Scar tissue forms when our body produces collagen excessively, and in certain circumstances, this can lead to a lack of flexibility in the tissue which can lead to pain, dysfunction, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, and numbness.
How Do We Treat Scar Tissue?
Using his hands and specially designed instruments, Dr. Politylo will work to break down these adhesions to restore proper function. He will apply gentle sustained pressure directly into the myofascial connective tissue. Applying this pressure slowly, allows the fascia to elongate and release.
What Conditions Can Myofascial Release Therapy treat?
Other conditions that can be treated with myofascial release include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, as well as migraine headaches.
Typical symptoms include:
Myofascial release therapy can also be used to assist and enhance other treatments’ effectiveness, such as acupuncture, joint manipulation, or physical therapy. It can also improve skeletal and muscular alignment or even be used to help athletes achieve better alignment before sporting competitions. Additionally, it can be used to provide pain relief to patients with restricted flexibility and movement with the goal of returning them to normal movement and function.