Teesside Sports Injury centre is now offering a new treatment technique of myofascial release. Myofascial Release Techniques are specialised therapy techniques used to treat and release restrictions within the fascial network.
Fascia is a fibrous network of collagen and elastin fibres which surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In a healthy state fascia is relaxed, however, like muscle fascia has the ability to contract which plays a major role in the mobility and stability of joints.
If the body experiences a kind of trauma, whether through an accident or injury, poor posture, a fall or surgery the fascia in the body can lose its pliability and as a result may cause reduced or limited mobility in the affected tissues.
Myofascial release is a hands on therapy concentrating on the soft tissue of the body. Some techniques are light and gentle, focusing on sustaining a pressure to the damaged tissue in attempt to ‘release’ the tension through stretching the fascia. Other techniques may be felt more by the patient and are designed to separate the restrictions in the soft tissue fibres, again to ‘release’ and create more pliability in the fascia. The patient should feel relaxed, freer and lighter after treatment.
Myofascial release techniques are used in conjunction with other soft tissue techniques in a treatment session depending on the patient’s symptoms and desired outcomes. These are chosen by the Sports Therapist following assessment and discussion with the patient.
Contact Stephen Payton, Pippa Carrick, Lucy Carroll or Ruth Hartley to make a booking.