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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release services offered in Bonita Springs, FL & Estero, FL

Myofascial release is a proven treatment that effectively reduces pain, enhances flexibility, and improves mobility. At Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics in Bonita Springs/Estero, Florida, Dr. Chip Shemansky, utilizes this technique to target trigger points, or knots, within your fascial tissue. Research supports the benefits of myofascial release, as evidenced in a study published in the "Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies". This approach is known for relieving tightness and tension, ultimately providing relief from discomfort. To experience the advantages of myofascial release, contact us today. 

What is myofascial release?

Myofascial release is a hands-on therapy that targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles throughout the body. Dr. Shemansky applies this technique through gentle and sustained pressure to release restrictions and adhesions in the fascia. 

By doing so, myofascial release helps to reduce muscle tension, improve blood flow, and promote tissue healing, offering relief from pain and improving overall mobility.


What conditions can benefit from myofascial release?

Myofascial release effectively treats a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including chronic pain, muscle tightness, and postural imbalances. It is particularly beneficial for conditions like:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis/golfers elbow/ tennis elbow
  • Hip Impingement
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Athletes often seek Dr. Shemansky’s skilled myofascial release techniques to enhance performance, prevent injuries, and aid recovery.

What can patients expect during a myofascial release session?

During a myofascial release session, Dr. Shemansky uses hands-on techniques to locate areas of tension and restriction in the fascia. He then applies gentle pressure to stretch and release these areas, promoting the body's natural healing response. 

You may experience a mild stretching sensation during the session, but it should not be painful. Dr. Shemansky personalizes each session to address your specific needs and concerns.

Can myofascial release be used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments?

Dr. Shemansky often uses myofascial release along with other chiropractic treatments and therapeutic modalities. 

He may integrate myofascial release into a comprehensive treatment plan, combining it with chiropractic adjustments, manipulations, and alignments, as well as stretching exercises and physical therapy. A comprehensive treatment plan seeks to address the root cause of musculoskeletal issues and promote overall well-being.

How long does it take to experience the benefits of myofascial release?

When you experience the benefits of myofascial release depends on your condition and response to treatment. 

Some patients may experience immediate relief and increased mobility after a single session, while others may require multiple sessions for more significant and lasting results. Dr. Shemansky recommends regular and consistent visits to achieve the full benefits of myofascial release.

To learn how you can benefit from myofascial therapy, call Gulfshore Chiropractic Clinics or use the online tool to book your appointment.