Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release therapy addresses tight and sore muscles, which can be the result of an injury or overuse of the muscle. Many patients seek this therapy because they have lost flexibility/range of motion and have pain within a muscle. Myofascial release therapy is a manual therapy to help elongate restricted fascia, which can be palpable by feeling over the area to locate stiff or fixed fascia (rather than elastic and movable fascia). Focused pressure with using the hands can stretch and release the tightness within the fascia. This therapy that can treat many muscular skeletal conditions including fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, or even carpal tunnel syndrome.
Who uses Myofascial Release Therapy?
Myofascial release therapy is only practiced by licensed practitioners to include physical therapists, massage therapists, osteopathic physicians, and occupational therapists.
ASTR and Myofascial Release Therapy
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new manual therapy specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascia restriction. Myofascial release therapy can be performed by a physical therapist that specializes in ASTR. ASTR’s patented tools assist in releasing soft tissue, and ASTR clinicians are trained in effective techniques that do not cause additional pain or stress to the patient’s body. Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos of patients who experienced pain relief through ASTR treatment.