Myofascial Release Techniques


Myofascial release technique is genuinely a wonderful way to treat muscle injury, muscle spasm, arthritis, whiplash, etc. In this technique, physiotherapists use the perfect blend of light stretching and massage. It’s quite helpful in muscle tension and restoring motion.  While performing a myofascial release, the physical therapist also takes advantage of the traction and twisting techniques. It’s a kind of hands-on manual technique which is useful for dealing with different kinds of muscle injury. 

For sportspersons, myofascial release works better where it helps in early recovery from various kinds of muscle problems and allows them to join their sports activities as soon as possible. Physiotherapy specialist in Delhi provides you with an exclusive range of treatments from the beginning to the recovery.

What are the Benefits of Myofascial Release Therapy?

In fact, Myofascial release technique is quite helpful to treat Myofascial pain syndrome which is a kind of disorder where muscle pain occurs frequently, most often when pressure is applied on the sensitive points.  It is an outstanding solution for MPS. Moreover, it’s pretty much helpful in improving movement and flexibility, restoring normal muscle function, reducing pain, and releasing knots.

Types of Myofascial Release Therapy

Now let’s go through the different kinds of myofascial release massage therapy which could be a panacea for your chronic pain. As we have gone aware, it’s a hands-on technique for dealing with myofascial pain syndrome. However, there two different versions of this myofascial release which are usually used by the physiotherapy specialists.

  • The first one is Direct release where the physiotherapists use the force or weight for releasing the fascia. It’s a kind of deep tissue myofascial release therapy in order to gain & restore mobility and reduce muscle pain.
  • The second one is Indirect release which is generally based on the approach of applying gentle pressure and allows the fascia to unwind itself. Meanwhile, its objective is also to achieve greater movement.

Myofascial Release Exercises

Let’s have a quick look at the Myofascial release exercises adopted by the physiotherapist across the globe while applying the myofascial release technique. There are several different types of exercises including – myofascial foam rolling, foam rolling calf, foam rolling IT band, foam rolling adductor, foam rolling hamstrings, foam rolling glutes and many more. Here we are going to discuss a few one for a small understanding of you.

  • Myofascial foam rolling

After a proper consultation with a physiotherapist, you should perform this myofascial release exercise, where the foam roller should be placed on the floor, and you should lie on your stomach by keeping your thigh over the roller. Now, start rolling in an up and down motion by pulling yourself with the help of your forearms and elbows. You should be very careful while performing this exercise, your quadriceps should be in a relaxed position. Meanwhile, you should keep maintaining the low back posture. The worth noting point is that you should not roll over the joints of the knee.

  • Foam rolling hamstrings

Foam rolling hamstrings is another best practice for curing & relaxing the tensed muscles. During this exercise, a foam roller is used while you’re sitting in a position by supporting yourself with the help of your hands. Now, place one thigh (backside) on the foam roller and another one on the floor for attaining better support. After getting a comfortable position, you should start rolling in up and down motion where your back of the thigh should be rolled beginning from the bottom of the buttock to knee.

  • Foam Rolling IT Bands

Foam rolling IT Band is another wonderful piece of physiotherapy exercise which helps in early recovery from is one of the best exercises which helps in dealing with the pain associated with the knee. This exercise involves the slow side thigh rolling and other legs in support. Just start the up and down motion by rolling the entire of your leg from the pelvis. And this should be done to my knee. In the initial stage, it could be a little bit painful however, after two or three sessions you would feel comfortable. As foam rolling IT bands can break the adhesion.

Foam rolling and other sorts of self-myofascial release are excellent choices for muscle tension. It helps sportspersons to achieve better performance in a short span of time. There are several ways to do this either by the use of lacrosse balls, myofascial balls, foam rollers, or anything else. In case you are suffering a lot from the myofascial pain, then you should consult with a physiotherapy specialist in Delhi. And get better treatment for you.

Anodyne spine is a fully equipped physiotherapy center having all modern and advanced facilities for all kinds of injuries. We provide physiotherapy cure for sports injury, spinal injuries, shin splint syndrome, neck, lower back pain, etc. We are one of the finest physiotherapy centers for restoring the natural movements and providing the early recovery from acute to severe injuries. Our physiotherapy specialists in Delhi help you to get world-class treatment for every kind of problem.

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