Myofascial stretches are different than your regular everyday stretches.
Fascia manifests as a dense connective tissue layered three dimensionally throughout the body from head to toe without interruption. Fascia permeates muscles, makes up tendons and ligaments, and wraps and holds internal organs in place. Nerves and blood vessels run through fascia and are suspended in place throughout the body. Trauma and inflammatory responses can create restrictions in fascia of approximately 2,000 lbs per square inch that do not show up on any standard tests such as x-rays, MRI's, and CAT scans. This enormous pressure acts like an internal straight jacket squeezing pain sensitive structures such as muscles, nerves, and blood vessels resulting in chronic pain, headaches, restricted range-of-motion, and disease.
A therapist can release the fascia for you through what is called "Myofascial Release". However, it's important to try and keep the fascia unrestricted yourself. To do this, these stretches have ben show to stretch not on the muscle, but also the fascia.
Club Physio Plus is not responsible for any injuries that may result from attempting or performing these stretches. Please consult your Club Physio Plus therapist before attempting any of these.
Please click on the specific name for your required stretches on the left.