Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This gentle pressure applied slowly will allow the fascia to elongate.

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each patient as a unique individual. At Bollenbach Chiropractic our one-on-one therapy sessions involve hands-on treatments during which Dr. Bollenbach will determine your specific areas of restriction and treat them accordingly. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self-treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.

What are Myofascial Adhesions?

Myofascial adhesions are areas of muscle (Myo) and fascia that have lost their ability to glide properly during movement of the body. The lack of movement between these layers of tissue results in other areas of the body having to over-perform in order to compensate for the lacking areas. These regions of adhesion/restriction can produce extreme amounts of pressure (approximately 2,000 lbs. per square inch) on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.).

Myofascial restrictions are created through trauma, inflammatory responses, surgical procedures, improper movement patterns, poor posture, or any sustained activity performed improperly. By releasing these areas of restriction, motion is restored. With the layers of muscle and fascia gliding correctly the body can function at its peak allowing you to feel less pain.

Conditions Helped Through Myofascial Release:


• Back Pain
• Headaches
• Whiplash
• Pelvic Pain
• Neck Pain
• Sports Injuries
• Chronic Pain
• Disc Problems
• Migraines
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
• Neurological Dysfunction

• Fibromyalgia
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Adhesions
• Carpal Tunnel
• Jaw Pain (TMJ)
• Painful Scars
• Scoliosis
• Infants/Children
• Sciatica
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
• Women’s Health Issues