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Posts Tagged Myofascial Release

The Changing Face Of Myofascial Release

The Changing Face Of Myofascial Release

“My work is called Myofascial Release due to the style of engagement that most resembles traditional gentle, sustained myofascial release treatment. While a popular belief, I no longer believe that I am able to singularly and selectively target fascia (connective tissue) beneath the skin […]

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The Negotiation Of Pressures

The Negotiation Of Pressures

  “Using a soft touch which is generally no greater than 5 grams – about the weight of a nickel – practitioners release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system.” (source) “It has been suggested that ischemic […]

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Myofascial Release: An Evolving And Simple Definition

Myofascial Release: An Evolving And Simple Definition

  Urged on my peers on both sides of the argument, here is an initial version of what I hope becomes a more permanent way to describe the work I use and teach. Comments, suggestions, and criticisms are always welcome […]

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Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

As a physical therapist trained in the 1980’s, biomechanical explanations for pain and movement disorders were the norm. As I drifted into a myofascial release manual therapy in the early 1990’s, the biomechanical model was reinforced and made more narrow […]

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Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

  As I teach, there are certain concepts/techniques which are self-explanatory, while others have nuances which make them harder to convey, both in the classroom as well as once the therapist is back in their clinic. In the past, I’ve […]

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Myofasical Release And Massage Therapists

Myofasical Release And Massage Therapists

Anyone who has spent long hours engaged in a heated discussion over Facebook knows the frustration that comes along with it. These discussions have forced me to question many of my long held beliefs about the fascial system and myofascial release. There […]

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