Myofascial Release

Myofascial pain is a painful condition that affects the fascia (connective tissue that covers the muscles). Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is chronic myofascial pain that can involve either a single muscle or a muscle group. Myofascial release (MFR) is hands-on, soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain, myofascial pain and myofascial pain syndrome.

The goal of myofascial release is to:

  • Stretch and loosen the fascia,
  • Release muscular shortness / tightness and relax the contracted muscles,
  • Improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and
  • Stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles

Many patients seek myofascial release treatment after losing flexibility / function following an injury or if they are experiencing ongoing pain in the back, shoulder, hip or virtually any area containing soft tissue.

Myofascial release is highly effective in treating patients with a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Chronic Back Strain, Low Back Pain and Thoracic Back Pain
  • Chronic Cervical Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Pain Complaints
  • Dizziness, Vertigo
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Headache / Migraine Headaches
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain / Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Polio Symptoms
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Whiplash

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Ridgeview Physical Therapy & Wellness Center

200 Old Pond Rd Ste 106, Bridgeville, PA 15017

Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday By Appointment

Phone: (412) 400-3434

Heather is the best! I had issues with my hips and SI joints which were causing me terrible lower back pain and I was miserable! I lived for cortisone shots.

I was in so much pain the first time she saw me. I just wanted to be pain-free! I had gone to physical therapy in the past and it did nothing for me. The therapist would give me stim and heat and tell me to do some exercises and stretches. They would never put their hands on me to do any myofascial release.

With that said, I was hesitant to go again because I thought it would be a waste of my time. Boy, I am so glad I went!!! Heather has helped me tremendously!!! She is all hands on.

She assured me at my first visit that I would get better and to give it some time. She was right! Not only are my SI joints, lower back pain, and hips better, but there is a noticeable difference in my posture, my core is stronger, and I am much more balanced than I ever have been. I don’t have pain every day and am able to go weeks without therapy. I still have some work to do and will NEVER go to another therapist!

She is so knowledgeable and is continuously researching and learning new techniques. She has experience in myofascial release which is what I needed.

I haven't mentioned how friendly and accommodating she is when it comes to her patients. Her bedside manner is like no other! She treats her patients like family. I feel like I have known Heather forever and I’ve only known her for a short time.

At Ridgeview, if you are a germaphobe like me, you will be very comfortable. It’s very clean and the rooms are tidy and spic and span! If you are looking for the best, call Heather!!! I can guarantee you won’t be sorry!!!!

Darla C.
physical therapy Bridgeville PA

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