Wrapping each and every muscle in the body is fascia, a thin membrane like coating which act to hold the muscle together into a functional unit. In a healthy patient the muscle contracts and relaxes below this fascia. Following an injury swelling and inflammation often occur and the muscle can then adhere to the fascia creating a feeling of tightness, decrease range of motion and pain.
Myofascial release is a gentle technique used to release the fascia from the underlying muscle. This light manipulation of this skin and superficial muscle degrades the adhesions and promotes the body’s natural healing process.
At Pullano Physical therapy myofascial release is used in almost every treatment protocol.