What is Myofascial Release Technique (MRT)?
MRT is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based treatment technique. MRTspecifically addresses problems associated with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with MRT. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:1. Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc) 2. Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma) 3. Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is an MRT treatment like?
Every session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The Doctor uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. This not a cookie-cutter approach.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a technique which relieves chronic pain from long standing tension. Trigger point therapy works by locating spots in muscles that are chronically contracted. When pressed, these spots will often radiate pain to adjacent areas. Static pressure is applied to these trigger points for a short time, then the muscles are gently stretched. This work increases blood flow in the area and helps relieve cramping. It also alerts the nervous system to the source of tension, encouraging the body's natural healing processes to alleviate the underlying issue. Trigger point work can feel intense, but the relief derived from it is often quite dramatic.
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