Myofascial Release (MFR) therapy has been used for over a century now in the effective treatment of difficult and recurring injuries. But first, what is Myofascia? Myofascia is the tough, dense tissue that covers bones and muscles. The outermost covering, also known as fascia, is indeed very strong with a tensile strength of more than 200lbs but still very flexible. If you viewed it under a microscope, you’d see something like a fish net or a spider web. The Myofascia runs the whole length of the body right from beneath the toes to the topmost part of the head and is continuous such that you can’t tell where its starts or ends. You would say that Myofascia connects parts of the body to each other and you would actually be right. It’s therefore easy to see why the Myofascia is so delicate; a damage or defect to one part of Continue reading →

Lower back pain can often cause considerable interference with daily living, including the ability to work, to attend to daily errands, or to work out. Most adults will at some point have to manage back pain. Fortunately, treating lower back pain has come a long way. One treatment that you might not have yet tried that is non-invasive, safe and easy, is simply waking up each morning and putting on a pair of compression hosiery. 

Back injury is so common that it affects millions of people across the globe. It can be triggered by a car accident, lifting heavy objects, or straining oneself. The problem with is that it doesn’t easily go way, not even with painkillers. Failure to attend to a may result in serious health problems in the long term. So what do you do? Here are 9 tips for recovering from a back injury that you may find useful:  In order to adopt the proper recovery therapy from a back injury you need to figure out what type of injury you have sustained. Mainly, you need to assess how bad the injury is, or determine whether it is acute or chronic. Acute pain comes and goes and usually heals within one month to a month and a half. Chronic pain on the other hand will not go away and usually lasts as long Continue reading →

Lower back pain has a few primary causes and a growing number of people in the general population are feeling its effects everyday.  Lower back pain can encompass everything from the occasional twinge to the intense, searing kind of pain that keeps you in bed all day. Luckily, there are exercises that can usually help keep your lower back loose and keep you active.  It’s important to follow the instructions given by yourphysiotherapist for the quickest results, but here are some of the most effective lower back exercises you can do. Abdominal Strengthening It’s no secret that stronger abdominal muscles can help to ease lower back pain a lot of the time.  That’s not to say you should start peeling off the crunches or sit-ups if you have a low back injury, but some type of ab strengthening exercises will likely be part of your physiotherapy routine. Some of the common Continue reading →