Myofascial Release • Spinal Rehab & Sports Medicine

Myofascial Release

1120 S. Capital of Texas HWY BLDG 1 STE 250 Austin, TX 78746 • (512) 258-4425

The following styles/forms of Myofascial Release are all performed by Dr. Bob and Spinal Rehab Sports Medicine. The technique or style used is based on Dr. Bob’s clinical experience of what works best for different types of injuries and/ or body types.

ART (Active Release Technique): Dr. Bob was the “first” Active Release Technique practitioner in all of central Texas, approximately 19-20 years ago. ART is a manual form of myofascial release based on movement, adhesions or scar tissue are released while the patient actively moves the involved muscle.

FDM (Fascial Distortion Model): Another style of Myofascial Release performed by Dr. Bob. This technique is based on different fascial patterns or presentations, which subsequently dictates the appropriate treatment to render. Definitely a“No Hold Bars” technique.

Endermolgic: Dr. Bob was the first chiropractor in Austin to perform endermolgic for sports medicine injuries. Originally utilized by plastic surgeons, to smooth out cellulite and subsequent surgery scars. Then the sports medicine arena found out how great it works on shoulders. It’s unique in the sense that it lifts and rolls the tissue, NOT compression like all the other styles of Myofascial Release.

Intra Muscular Stimulation (Dry Needling): Dr. Bob incorporates Dry Needling on stubborn injuries that “won’t heal or slow to heal”. Formerly trained by Dr. Gunn, a pioneer in this field, later by Dr. Elloragia MD, who combines the Dry Needling with a Neuro Anatomical approach, and finally by Dr. Ma here in the states. Dry Needling is the practice of using an acupuncture needle, to induce a micro trauma to the involved muscle/ tendon/ or ligament. This new micro trauma stimulates healing- rapidly!

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions. This technique is spectacular for re-organizing muscle fibers and allowing them to heal correctly after a muscle strain or pull.

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