Myofascial release is a safe and effective alternative medicine therapy that focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. Myofascial pain can occur when skeletal muscle or connective tissues are bound by tight, unhealthy fascia. Fascia can become unhealthy due to structural imbalances, dehydration, sports injuries and overuse. It adheres to the surrounding structures, causing restrictions, adhesions and distortions.
Before myofascial release, your spots medicine doctor first detects fascial restrictions. From there, he can determine the best technique to use depending on your unique condition. The technique chosen is based on your previous injuries and/or body type. Dr. Bob Meyer has experience applying the following myofascial release techniques: