Myofascial Release Technique (MRT)

MRT has become one of the most sought after soft-tissue treatments in the world today. It’s one of the most effective forms of treatments for a wide variety of soft-tissue and respective-motion injuries. 


At City View Chiropractic, we provide a very high standard of care with Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT): an effective soft tissue therapy.

ARTNeck1City View uses Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) a highly developed massage technique. MRT is a patented manual hands-on therapy that deals with treating damaged soft tissue and injuries. The term ‘soft tissue’ here implies muscles, nerves, tendons and the fascia surrounding the muscles. MRT has proved to be a huge advancement in treating injuries with a 90 percent success rate.

Myofascial Release Technique (MRT) has effectively resolved many injuries that were supposed to be ‘non-treatable’. Specific injuries that are treated with MRT include repetitive sprains, muscle strains, joint dysfunction, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic back pain, shoulder pain, knee problems, tennis elbow and shin splits. Most of the joint and muscle related problems are actually triggered due to overexertion and sports injuries. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.


HOW DO OVERUSE CONDITIONS OCCUR?

Overused muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

 

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

 

An advanced massage therapy like MRT can prove to be very effective for such problems. The massage technique comprises stretching muscles and tendons, and applying pressure to breakdown scar tissue so that blood flow can be increased to the affected areas.

 

MRT provides effective treatment for:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Pain/Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compartment Syndrome (Chronic)
  • De Quervains’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Foot pain/injury
  • Frozen shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis
  • Golfers/Tennis Elbow (Tendonitis)
  • Golf Injuries
  • Hand Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • llio Tibial Band Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Throwing Injuries
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Injuries

 

WHAT IS AN MRT TREATMENT LIKE?

Every MRT session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The MRT provider uses their hands to evaluate the tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific movements.

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to MRT. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. MRT is not a cookie-cutter approach.