Discover the Benefits of Myofascial Release

If you’re living with muscle pain, Dr. Kim Leis-Keeling, and Dr. Amanda Boccio offer myofascial release to patients in Albany and Guilderland, NY at Sports & Spinal Wellness Center.

What Is Myofascial Release and How Does It Help Relieve Pain?

The nerves, organs, and other essential components of the body are surrounded and supported by a connective tissue called fascia. The tissue around the muscles is called myofascial tissue.

The myofascial tissue often becomes tight, tender, and inflamed. And sometimes, what people believe is muscle pain is actually due to pain at trigger points in the myofascial tissue.

When this is the case, myofascial release in Albany and Guilderland, NY is often the best form of treatment. During this therapy, Dr. Leis-Keeling or Dr. Boccio will feel for trigger points along the myofascial tissue.

When trigger points are located, pressure and kneading or stroking motions are used to release those points. To fully release them, this may require several sessions.

Benefits of Myofascial Release

Myofascial release therapy provides the following benefits and more:

  • Relieves pain and tension
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the joints
  • Decreases stress and encourages relaxation
  • Improves blood flow to help hydrate and heal the tissues
  • Relieves scar tissue
  • Addresses muscle imbalance
  • Often helps relieve migraines and headaches
  • One important fact to know is that a trigger point may not cause pain in the same area. You might go in with pain in your shoulder that is caused by a trigger point in the back. Your doctor will typically examine and treat a large area in order to fully relieve the pain.

Types of Myofascial Release

There are two types of myofascial release that may be used, depending on your pain and the location of your trigger point. These include passive and active release.

During passive release, the doctor is completely responsible for the process. They’ll massage and stretch the patient’s body as needed.

Active release requires some activity from the patient. As the doctor massages the trigger point, the patient will be asked to perform certain movements, such as stretching or contracting a muscle. Sometimes, both forms are utilized in order to achieve optimal results.

Experience the benefits of myofascial release in Albany and Guilderland, NY for yourself by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Leis-Keeling or Dr. Boccio at Sports & Spinal Wellness Center by calling (518) 869-3415.

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