How does Myofascial Release help neurological conditions and diseases?

 

As Myofascial Release therapy continues to grow in popularity, I often have many people curious as to how our neurological physiotherapists use myofascial release to treat clients with neurological diseases and conditions. We are now familiar with the benefit that myofascial release can have on tight muscles, poor alignment, and tension – but how does myofascial release help people with Parkinson’s disease, strokes, spinal cord injuries and much more?

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What is Myofascial Release?

Anyone who has looked in to treatment for pain and injuries has probably come across the word Myofascial Release. As it grows in popularity, many people look to try this therapy approach as an alternative to more traditional physiotherapy and massage therapy.

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Why pain persists - Understanding chronic pain

A lot of the time we forget that pain is normal and helpful! Pain allows us to know when we are in danger. Pain is the body’s way of communicating with the brain that it is in danger and/or injured and physical action is required. For example, you are playing soccer and fall and break your leg. The pain from your broken leg lets you know that you are injured and you need to go to the hospital. However, all pain is not this simple. This is when we start to see the aspects of chronic/persistent pain arise.

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Best apps for post-concussion and brain injured clients

    In a world surrounded by technology it has become increasingly common to monitor and manage our health through apps on your phone. However, scouring the app store with its thousands of apps to find great, useful apps can be overwhelming, especially for those suffering from a brain injury. Here is a list of applications that we highly recommend for clients suffering from a brain injury - whether its post-concussion syndrome or a traumatic brain injury. We have compiled this list based on our own professional opinions and are meant to supplement the work being done in coordination with healthcare practitioners. 

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The body and stress - does physiotherapy help?

Almost everyone can relate to the miserable feelings of stress - the exhaustion, the anxiety and tension. Over the course of evolution, our human body has developed a well-adapted system for dealing with daily stressors. However, recent evidence over the past few decades has shown that long-term stress can have harmful effects on the body. And all of the research points to the same conclusion - chronic stress is harmful to our bodies.

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