Myofascial Release | Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine | Austin, TX

Myofascial Release

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

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:

Active Release Technique (ART)

Dr. Bob was the “first” active release technique practitioner in all of central Texas over 20 years ago. ART is a manual form of myofascial release based on movement, adhesions or scar tissue that are released while the patient actively moves the involved muscle.

Fascial Distortion Model (FDM)

Fascial distortion model is 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.


Dr. Bob was the first chiropractor in Austin to perform endermolgic for sports medicine injuries. This method was 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 and does not involve compression like all the other styles of myofascial release.

Intra Muscular Stimulation

Dr. Bob incorporates intra muscular stimulation, also known as dry needling, on stubborn injuries that “won’t heal or are 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 rapid healing.

Graston Technique®

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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