Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain that aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.
Patients typically seek myofascial release therapy following an injury, experiencing ongoing back shoulder, hip, or virtually any pain in areas of soft tissue. Conditions that myofascial release are commonly used to treat temporal mandibular joint disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, and possibly fibromyalgia and headaches.
Myofascial release includes different manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue manipulation work such as connective tissue massage and soft tissue mobilization.
Spinal decompression therapy is a method that gently stretches the spine to change its force and position. These changes take pressure off of the spinal discs, which act as cushions between the bones in your spine. Taking this pressure off the spinal discs results in possible reiteration of bulging or herniated discs as well as takes pressure off the nerves and others structures in the spine. With this pressure relieved, the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient fluids will increase and disks can heal at a quicker rate.
This method is specific for disc bulges, disc herniations, disc extrusions, nerve pain, numbness and tingling caused by these conditions.
Spinal adjustment, according to authors Meeker and Halderman, is the one core clinical method that all chiropractors agree upon.
Through the use of various stretches and exercises, rehabilitation is used to strengthen the parts of body that influence posture and movement. It is through practicing rehabilitation that we aim to correct poor posture and imbalanced movements in a way the completely resolves the problem as well as minimizing the chance of their reoccurring in the future.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity.