Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT)
M.R.T. stands for Myofascial Release Technique. It is a highly successful hands-on treatment method to address problems in the soft tissues in the body, including the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
How does MRT work?
MRT works to locate and treat scar tissue formation. When soft tissue becomes injured the healing process involves the formation of scar tissue. This scar tissue is a necessary part of healing, but unfortunately scar tissue can accumulate and affect the health and function of the surrounding soft-tissues leading to pain, stiffness, restricted joint movement, and altered blood flow. Additionally, scar tissue can entrap nerves and result in symptoms of numbness, weakness, and tingling. This process will follow both traumatic injuries and overuse injuries such as tendonitis, fascitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatment of scar tissue is essential to fully resolve soft-tissue injuries and restore proper health and function to the body.
What is an MRT Treatment like?
An MRT treatment is like an active massage. The chiropractor will use their hands to locate the presence of scar tissue adhesions within the soft-tissue of the body. Once located, the chiropractor will shorten the structure to be treated and then use active patient movements to lengthen the structure. Through the application of specific pressure and tension on the scar tissue the chiropractor will be able to breakdown the problematic scar tissue, thereby restoring the proper flexibility and motion to the area.