Much of what we do at Summit Physiotherapy involves the use of manual therapy. Manual therapy or myofascial release involves the use of a therapist’s hands to help restore the function and flexibility of the connective tissues, muscles and joints that are the cause of pain.
It is a highly specialized form of physical therapy. When used in conjunction with other treatments, like electrotherapy and exercise therapy, it is incredibly effective.
With myofascial release, the physiotherapist applies pressure in a specific direction on the affected connective tissue and muscles working to decrease the pain caused by muscle and tissue tension and joint dysfunction.
Myofascial release is another reason why Summit’s hands-on, results-oriented approach helps our clients feel better!