Myofascial Release

April 26, 2021
Self Myofascial Release for The Hips to Legs

Why Should you Perform Self Myofascial Release for the Hips and Legs? Our lower extremities consist of muscles that produce a variety of movements which I will highlight below. These muscles are crucial as they work in conjunction for everyday activities such as sitting down and standing up (1), to more vagarious athletic-based activities like […]

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April 18, 2021
Self Myofascial Release for Lower Back

Why Should You Perform Lower Back Self-Myofascial Release? For those of us who experience lower back pain and stiffness, majority of the time, the causality is chronic overactive myofascial tissue within the lower back muscles from daily activities and exercise. The muscles in the lower back include erector spinae, deeper multifidus, and quadratus lumborum (1, […]

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April 10, 2021
Self-Myofascial Release of the Upper Back

Why Should You Perform Upper Back Myofascial Release? ¬† 1) Fix Upper Back Stiffness, Pain and Mobility From my previous article, I've discussed the use of self-myofascial release as a tool to reduce muscle stiffness and pain (1), thereby increasing mobility/ range of motion (1, 2). Additionally, tension can build up in the upper back, […]

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April 1, 2021
Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Self Myofascial Release

Why is Self-Myofascial release of the Deltoid and Rotator Cuff important? I cannot stress enough the importance of shoulder mobility during everyday activity and exercise. The rotator cuff and deltoid muscles are vital for movements at the shoulder girdle such as; medial and lateral rotation¬†(twisting and shoulder in and out), abduction¬†(moving the arm away from […]

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March 21, 2021
Self Myofascial Release of the Neck

Mobility of the Neck From my previous article, I have briefly discussed the benefits of self-myofascial release (SMR) (1, 2). If this is all new or your memory is blurred, I'd recommend revisiting it which is titled, 'what is self myofascial release'. For this page however, I will highlight how SMR can be administered correctly […]

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March 19, 2021
What is Self Myofascial Release and How Does It Work?

Have you ever felt so stiff that its affecting your mobility? If so, a myofascial release might be just what you need. Within the body, we have something called myofascial tissue which is essentially the connective tissue surrounding the muscles and organs (1). Over time ground substances (extracellular matrix) within myofascial tissues solidifies forming "knots", […]

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