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Myofascial Release

What Is It?

Active Release Technique

Dr. Gerber is certified in Active Release Technique.

Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) is a soft tissue hands-on, movement-oriented system that allows a chiropractor to offer diagnosis and treat soft-tissue injuries safely and effectively. “Soft tissues” refers to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves – these structures can be injured through repetitive strain, sports, adhesions, tissue hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and joint dysfunction. Areas of tenderness, tension, adhesions and knots within muscles respond positively and rapidly to these specific protocols.

Helping the Tissue Heal

When soft tissue has been injured or is chronically tight, it forms scar tissue. This is a normal healing response but often causes problems when scar tissue sticks to adjacent structures leading to a reduced range of motion, compression or pulling on nerves and altered body mechanics. The change of the texture of these structures can be felt by an experienced MFR provider, and subsequently treated with amazing success.

A Great Technique

Dr. Gerber has practiced MFR for 10 years. She sees and treats patients with sports injuries, MVAs, Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), chronic postural faults and muscle imbalances.

It is no wonder we see so many of these conditions when you consider how much sitting and repetitive movement is involved in today’s workplace and home life. From aches and pains, to burning muscles, to the numbness and tingling of nerve entrapments, this soft tissue therapy is an extremely valuable treatment modality. It has revolutionized Dr. Gerber’s practice.

Conditions Treated

Headaches, neck stiffness, back or extremities, whiplash, back pain, tight muscles, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow (epicondylitis), sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, patello-femoral syndrome, tendonopathies, mechanical low back pain, piriformis syndrome, ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, TMJ (jaw pain) dysfunction, osteoarthritis (OA), and most sports injuries are among the many conditions that can be resolved with myofascial release.

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Myofascial Release Technique for Scarborough