Dr. Sam of Active Life Chiropractic believes that an important part of the restoration of your health is dealing with the joints and muscles. With every chiropractic visit, Dr. Sam focuses not only on the joints but also on getting the muscles in proper balance. He does this with myofascial techniques and a variety of other techniques.
During myofascial release therapy, Dr. Sam will locate the myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed, rather than of elastic and movable, by using light, manual pressure. These areas aren’t always near what seems to be the source of pain. They restrict muscle and joint movements, contributing to a widespread muscle pain. Myofascial release therapy uses manual pressure and stretching to loosen up the restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain.
Myofascial Release Treatments
Dr. Sam Henley provides myofascial release therapy for a variety of injuries and ailments. Dr. Sam uses a variety of non-surgical chiropractic treatments to treat patients with:
- TMJ Disorder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Migraines & Headaches
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Functional Rehabilitation
- Spinal Stenosis
Other Patient Symptoms include:
- Tightness of the tissues that restrict motion or pulls the body out of alignment (favoring one hip or shoulder, for example)
- A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produce pain.
- Pain in any part of the body, including headaches & back pain.
What is Myofascial Release?
Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle, sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. This is done to eliminate pain and restore motion. Myofascial tissues are the tough membranes that wrap, connect and support your muscles. Theoretically, myofascial pain differs from other types of pain because it originates in “trigger points,” which are related to stiff, anchored areas within the myofascial. These areas are often difficult to localize, but Active Life Chiropractic can find them and relieve you from pain.