Your muscles, tendons, ligaments and their wrapping are known all together as myofascia. Understanding myofascia is one key to a successful recovery from injuries.
These entities may be tender or painful when pressed and can refer pain to various areas. They decrease muscle function, cause pain, restrict movement, and injury can occur, when present, with increased frequency.Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma, and poor posture can cause restriction to the myofascia.
Since fascia is an interconnected web, the restriction or tightness to fascia at a place, with time can spread to other places in the body like a pull in a sweater. The goal of myofascial release is to release muscular and fascial restrictions in the body and restore its tissue health.
Crossroads Chiropractic & Wellness uses various different myofascial techniques such as Active Release Technique (ART), Graston Technique (GT), and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM) to allow the connective tissue fibers to reorganize themselves in a more flexible and functional fashion.
These techniques are applied to scar tissue between muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments. The application depends on the nature and location of the underlying problem.
Pain does not exist in isolation. Your treatments are directed not only to the areas where you are experiencing pain, but also treat the surrounding regions which may be contributing to your pain.