Myofascial Release

Are you living with stiff or tight muscles? If so, you have what is called myofascial pain caused by muscular irritation. Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy treatment in the form of massage that helps alleviate pain by relieving tension within the affected muscles. Your Westlake Village, CA, physical therapist is highly trained in the method of myofascial release, with an extensive understanding of what specific pressure points to focus on in order to bring your fascia back to its elastic form. 

If your stiff or tight muscles are limiting your daily life, don’t hesitate to contact Kinney Physical Therapy & Wellness today to request an appointment. Your Westlake Village, CA, physical therapist will be happy to meet with you and discuss how myofascial release can benefit you!

Common conditions treated by myofascial release:

When muscles become constricted or tight, it can significantly impact your mobility. This can cause pain and limitations with movement. Fortunately, myofascial release works to reverse this by loosening up the constricted muscles, thus allowing for easier, pain-free movement.

Several conditions can be treated with myofascial release. Some of the most common include:

  • Myofascial pain syndrome. This is the most commonly treated condition through myofascial release, and it can affect many of your muscles. The “trigger points” for your myofascial pain are determined and then massaged out.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome can benefit from myofascial release by having the muscles in their hands, wrists, and/or arms massaged in order to improve function and mobility.
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder. The muscles around the jaw are massaged through myofascial release in many patients with temporomandibular joint disorder. This decreases pain and inflammation, as well as increases mobility of the jaw.
  • Fibromyalgia. This condition can also cause stiffness in multiple muscles. The affected areas will be determined and then massaged.
  • Chronic headaches/migraines. Myofascial release has also been known to relieve the pain of chronic headaches and migraines by massaging the tightened muscles around the head and neck.
  • Venous insufficiency. Myofascial release can help reduce the amount of blood pooled in the veins and allow for more efficient blood flow, decreasing the pain felt in the veins.
  • Injury. Injuries can also cause muscle stiffness. The affected area will be massaged to loosen up the muscles and allow for a quicker healing process.

Find relief with Kinney Physical Therapy & Wellness:

If you have been diagnosed with one of the conditions listed above or another condition that you think could benefit from myofascial release, contact us today. At your initial appointment, our physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine if myofascial release will be the best course of treatment for you. At Kinney Physical Therapy & Wellness, physical therapists are dedicated to providing the best quality treatment for your individual needs. Don’t let stiff, tight, or constricted muscles limit your life any longer! Contact us at Westlake Village, CA center for relief.