Soft tissue in the human body is made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. The soft tissue supports joint action. After a trauma, soft tissue can shorten, restricting the natural movement of a joint. Inflammation causes soft tissue thickening, which can also impede joint function.
Myofascial Release breaks down adhesions and stimulates tissue regeneration.
With this treatment, the physical therapist gently moves connective tissue through its natural motion, stretching the soft tissue, releasing tension from the muscles and improving blood circulation. The physical therapist slowly adds force to this movement until the deep tissue is reached and released.