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The Best Myofascial Release Care

Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) is a series of therapeutic interventions for soft tissue injuries such as muscles, tendons, ligaments & fascial structure. MRT is a natural, therapeutic, typically used in musculoskeletal injuries as a result from the over-used muscles. This may include conditions such as strains, sprains, tears and chronic conditions.

Muscle strains and/or tears can be caused by illnesses or injuries such as Tendinopathy / Tendonitis (causing tenderness and throbbing pain), Joint sprains (involuntary painful contractions), Postural stress (repetitive strain injury) and Nerve entrapment (Ulnar nerve compression at elbow level). In time damaged muscles become less elastic and eventually do not glide as they should. This kind of damage causes pain and stiffness. This is also known as myofascial tightness.

The techniques used are Deep tissue massage/release, Foam rolling, Counter-strain techniques, Soft tissue mobilization, and Structural integration. This practice is used by Physiotherapists as well as massage therapists to promote feelings of well-being.

The licensed physiotherapists at DUNDAS 427 PHYSIOTHERAPY are certified in soft tissue release therapy and they use it for illnesses and injuries such as neck, back pain, tension headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica and knee problems, Achilles tendinopathy. This technique also promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body.

The Physiotherapists at our clinic are educated in the latest technological and scientific advances behind natural care and prevention for these types of injuries. Myofascial Release Techniques are recognized by Physiotherapists and patients as one of the most effective forms of therapy whether used independently or in conjunction with medicinal treatments. Your physiotherapist will help you decide what treatments are best for you. Physiotherapist may also educate you what exercises you can do at home between treatments.

It is important to tell your Physiotherapist if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, and if you have had any other tests for your illness or injury such as MRI’s, CT scans, or X RAYS to assist in the assessment of your injury and provide the very best care for you.

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