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University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network Offers Myofascial Release Therapy

UH Connor Integrative Health Network offers the John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach® (JFB-MFR), a form of holistic, hands-on physical therapy that has a profound and lasting effect on the body’s tissues at very deep levels. This relaxing technique restores function, energy and motion by releasing restrictions in the fascial system.

 

The fascial system is a three-dimensional web of the densely woven connective tissue that is spread across and throughout the entire body. Healthy fascia is loose and pliable, but when the fascia becomes constricted due to stress, illness or injury, it puts pressure on the entire system, causing discomfort, pain and limitations in movement and function.

Any of the following conditions are likely to benefit from myofascial release therapy:

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Long-term back pain
  • Menopause
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pelvic pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sciatica
  • Stress-related conditions

What to Expect in a Myofascial Release Treatment

Treatments are uniquely personalized and deeply relaxing. Sessions include a review of the patient’s symptoms and progress, visual and tactile assessments of the body, and specialized treatment. Sustained pressure, gentle mobilizations, stretching and release are used to promote restorative well-being and facilitate optimal health.

To schedule an appointment for myofascial release therapy, call 216-285-4070. You will need to complete a initial evaluation questionnaire before your first visit.