The John F. Barnes, P.T. Myofascial Release Approach is a highly effective treatment for:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Sports or work injuries
  • Pediatric sensory integration
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Neck pain and whiplash
  • TMJ (jaw) problems
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain and Sciatica
  • Hip, knee, and ankle problems
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Car accident injuries
  • Prenatal / post-partum pain
  • Post-surgical pain and scarring

Myofascial release (MFR) uses gentle, hands-on pressure or stretch to engage the fascial system and restore health and balance throughout your body. This inherently safe process facilitates your body’s natural ability to “unwind,” release subconscious holding patterns, and thus reintegrate the body, nervous system, and mind. The result is significant change which is measurable and functional.

Fascia is a three-dimensional, whole-body system which supports and protects the spine, the brain, and the craniosacral system, as well as every muscle, nerve, bone, joint, blood vessel, organ, and cell in the body. Imagine it as a completely connected spider web that reaches from head to toe in each of us!

Restrictions are created when the fluid aspect of the fascia loses its gel-like properties as a result of physical injury, inflammation, surgery, mental stress, emotional trauma, poor posture, and/or repetitive strain. Restrictions (pulls in the spider web) can create pressure up to 2000 lbs. per square inch. Imagine two horses standing on one square inch of your body!

Your body tries to accommodate these restrictions by adjusting posture, motion, and flexibility. Over time, this causes pain, weakness, inflammation, or malfunction throughout the body, sometimes with symptoms that seem unrelated. Myofascial release is a gentle, profound, and long-term solution.

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