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Welcome to the
Myofascial Treatment Center

Myofascial Treatment Center is a physical therapy clinic offering a hands-on approach to treating pain and dysfunction. Therapy is applied in a one hour, one-on-one treatment session in a compassionate and relaxed atmosphere.

Accurate evaluations, appropriate treatment and providing the atmosphere for true healing requires attention to one client at a time. Our clients continually comment how much they appreciate the time taken to hear their stories and allow them to get their concerns addressed. Compassion combined with years of experience enables our therapists to provide the high level treatment our patients have been seeking.

There is a difference in Physical Therapy Centers.

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a structural approach that treats the CAUSE of the condition and not just the symptoms, and this is what produces long lasting results. Some of the conditions treated in our clinic are:

fasciaWhat is Fascia?

Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web from head to foot without interruption.

The fascia covers the muscles, bones, nerves, organs and blood vessels down to the cellular level. It is said that if we could remove all structures of the body except the fascia, the body would retain its shape. When injured, (injury includes trauma, inflammation, surgery, poor posture, stress, and repetitive use), fascia binds down like bailing wire and can exert up to 2000 pounds per square inch on these pain sensitive structures. The tension causes altered posture, excessive joint compression, decreased range of motion, decreased muscle efficiency and multiple other symptoms patients struggle with daily. In some patients, blood vessels and nerve roots can become caught which creates entrapment syndromes and ischemic-like conditions.

See Fascia

Physical Therapy Forum, Week of April 25, 1988 (this article references the following three)
"Physoilogy of Exercise" by Herbert A deVries, 1986
"Journal of Applied Physoilogy" August, 1981: Vol. 5, pgs 317-320
"New Scientist" John Scott "Molecules that keep you in Shape" July 24, 1986 pts. 49-53

Myofascial Treatment Center