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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release can be likened to untangling a knot in a piece of string. When a knot forms, it creates tension and restricts movement.  Similarly, when tight or constricted fascia-the connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles-creates knots or adhesions, it can lead to pain and restricted movement. Myofascial release techniques gently apply pressure to these areas, allowing the fascia to stretch and release, much like untangling a string. As the tension in the fascia is reduced, the muscles can relax, promoting improved flexibility, range of motion, and relief from musculoskeletal pain.

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is a hands-on therapy that targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles throughout the body. Dr. Shemansky applies this technique through gentle and sustained pressure to release restrictions and adhesions in the fascia. 

By doing so, myofascial release helps to reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, and promote tissue healing, offering relief from pain and improving overall mobility.


What conditions can benefit from myofascial release?

Myofascial release effectively treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including chronic pain, muscle tightness, and postural imbalances. It is particularly beneficial for conditions like:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis/golfers elbow/ tennis elbow
  • Hip Impingement
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Athletes often seek Dr. Shemansky’s skilled myofascial release techniques to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and aid recovery.

Can myofascial release be used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments?

Dr. Shemansky often uses myofascial release along with other chiropractic treatments and therapeutic modalities. 

He may integrate myofascial release into a comprehensive treatment plan, combining it with chiropractic adjustments, manipulations, and alignments, as well as stretching exercises and physical therapy. A comprehensive treatment plan seeks to address the root cause of musculoskeletal issues and promote overall well-being.