What is the myofascial release?
Myofascial release literally means myoperitoneal release
How is this done?
Through mobilisation of the fascia by the therapist
The fascia is the largest structure of the human body, even larger than the skin. The fascia is the covering of the muscles. It wraps them uniformly throughout their length and width.
How is the problem created?
Free nerve endings pass through the layers of the fascia, as well as nerve pain receptors (nociceptors). When there is a chronic injury, the collagen fibres, from being lined up in normal conditions, are now lined up diffusely and uncoordinated. The result of this new device is to press on the various nerve endings and they carry the pain signal to the brain.
How is the treatment done?
The therapist exerts through his technique a piezoelectric pressure which will mechanically cause the gels to convert into fluidity of the components of the fascia in a more liquid state. The result is more space for the collagen fibres to return to their normal state (pre-injury state), which will relieve pressure on the nerve endings and give the fascia more range of motion, once it has been lifted. its limitation.
In which cases is it recommended?
- Increase range (up to 40%)
- Pain reduction (especially in cases where conventional physiotherapy does not work)
- Improving static balance
- Reduction of pain in temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Very good at reducing pain in plantar fasciitis
- Restoration of the correct neuromuscular pattern
- Athletes preparation
In which cases is it not recommended?
- Malignant cancer
- Acute rheumatic conditions
- Corticosteroid treatment
- Abrasions, cuts or sores on the skin
- Chemotherapy - 3 days after the last session