Technique

  • Myofasical Release

Definition

  • Therapeutic stretching and loosening of tight fascial layers surrounding muscle and functional groups

Clinical Application

  • Muscle should be in neutral position or slack position
  • Slow application of technique, stop and wait for release
  • Pain should decrease with each application
  • Clear area well

Indications

  • Adhesive scar tissue due to trauma
  • Adhesive fascial restriction due to postural abnormalities or immobilization
  • Joint restriction due to immobilization

Contra-indications

  • Acute inflammation or inflammatory conditions
  • Excessive hyperaemia or heat
  • Unhealed wounds, burns and cute skin conditions

Physiological Effect

  • Fascial tissue is separated from adhered muscle fibres