Myofascial Release

When trauma occurs, the fascia hardens and shortens.  It begins to pull other structures out of alignment with a force of 2000 lbs per square inch.  The result is misalignment of the body and consequently causes PAIN.

Q: What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release, or MFR, is a specialized manual technique designed to locate and release myofascial restrictions and trigger points.

The Technique

Some might say it looks like a massage, but MFR is more than a massage.  Specifically, it aims at applying an appropriate amount of pressure at the restriction in order to stretch out and release the myofascial knot.

Q: What are some causes of Myofascial tightness?

Many things can cause myofascial tightness.  Some common examples are sports injuries, trauma due to motor vehicle accidents, repetitive motion syndrome, poor posture, incorrect body mechanics, as well as mental and physical stress.

Q: What is the myofascial unit?

Literally, “myo” means muscle and fascia is a strong clear connective tissue that surrounds and infuses with muscles, as well as surrounding nerves, blood vessels, organs, and bones.

Q: What role does fascia play?

Fascia is a three dimensional web that extends continuously, vertically, horizontally and diagonally throughout the entire body without interruption.  Unrestricted, it allows the muscles to glide freely for efficient movement and the normal physiological functioning of the body to occur.  Fascia has a tensile strength of 2000 lbs. per square inch.

Q: What type of conditions can benefit from MFR and Cranio-sacral Treatment?

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Chronic headaches
TMJ dysfunction
Plantar fascitis
Neck/back pain
Sports injuries
Frozen shoulder
Tennis/golf elbow
Postural imbalances
Post-surgical pain
Muscular pain
Neurological pain


Marlboro Office

100 Campus Dr./Route 520, Suite 102
Morganville, NJ 07751

Telephone: 732-591-9494

FAX: 732-591-8850


We specialize in the following areas of physical therapy:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Personalized Fitness Program
  • Pediatrics
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