What IS Myofascial Release?

By Mary Hughes PT, DPT Understanding Myofascial Release (MFR)Myofascial Release (MFR) is a holistic, therapeutic approach to manual therapy, John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB, is credited to the development of Myofascial Release (1). MFR offers a comprehensive approach for the evaluation and treatment of the myofascial system, the system of tissues and muscles in the …

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Could a Massage a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By Riva Preil Who doesn’t loooooooove a good massage?  Not only does one feel more relaxed afterwards, but the release of “knots” and trigger points allow the muscles to achieve a better resting tone.  But could there be more involved in the process? Get excited, because…science may be on the cusp of discovering that massage …

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Love Your Colon: Part I

By Riva Preil Anyone who has ever experienced constipation knows how uncomfortable this condition can be.  It is important to eat adequate fiber (please refer to previous blogs for details), drinking eight cups of water each day, and participate in exercise regularly. It is also important to consider the anatomy involved with normal defecation.  The …

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