At Lifepath Chiropractic, we are pleased to offer Myofascial Release Therapy to our patients. Functional Myofascial Release Therapy is a non-invasive, soft tissue treatment that is used to identify and break down scar tissue.
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. By applying this pressure slowly, this allows the fascia to elongate and release.
What conditions can Myofascial Release Therapy treat?
Other conditions that can be treated with Myofascial Release include Temporo-Mandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ), carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia, as well as migraine headaches.
Typical symptoms include:
- Tightness of tissues and restricted motion
- A feeling of excessive pressure on muscles and joints that produce pain
- Pain in any part of the body, including headaches or back pain
Myofascial Release Therapy can also be used to enhance or 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. 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.