Results 360 Myofascial Release Therapy
MFR (Myofascial Release) is a one to one therapeutic approach. The therapist and patient or client work together towards discovering the areas of restriction in the body that can lead to progressive pain patterns, unresolved stress, inflammation, motor dysfunction, poor posture, compromised athletic performance, and an overall decline in health and wellbeing.
Discover your potential to live a pain free active life style.
Results 360 MFR Therapy offers Physical Therapy and Wellness Services in South Louisiana. We provide Myofascial Release Therapy from our main location in Baton Rouge.
The John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release Apporach®
STRUCTURAL RELEASE is myofascial release that is performed by a trained practitioner who does NOT use force, oils or lotions. A JFB/MFR Therapist uses gentle sustained pressure at the collagenous barrier to achieve resonance. The release occurs based on the principles of mechano-transduction (sustained pressure into a fluid system causing a peizoelectric effect), phase transition, chaos, and release.
UNWINDING is the movement facilitation technique led by the person’s own mind body to unique positions in space called ‘still points’. These still points are previous positions of trauma where fascial restrictions were formed. Myofascial unwinding can decrease pain, increase range of motion, eliminate subconscious holding/ bracing patterns, increase proprioceptive awareness, and increase overall functional mobility.
REBOUNDING is a technique that uses the energetic properties and fluid dynamics of the body as a therapeutic adjunct to structural release and unwinding. It is an oscillatory, wavelike technique that helps to calm, loosen, and “confuse” the neuro-motor system to free the body of bracing patterns. It is an effective tool for increasing the effectiveness of myofascial release.
CONDITIONS that can be helped by the JFB Myofascial Release Approach®:
Back pain, Jaw pain (TMJ), Neck pain, Carpal Tunnel, Headaches, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Spasticity, Muscle Spasm, Scoliosis, Head Trauma, Sports Injuries, Restricted Motion, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CVA, Fibromyalgia, Developmental Delay, Neurological Dysfunction, Postural Imbalances, Stress Reduction and more.
Dawnne Nance is a Physical Therapist who specializes in the John Barnes’ Myofascial Approach® with over 500 hours of hands on training with John and his staff. Dawnne began her student teaching/assisting with JFBMFR Seminars in October of 2016.
Fascia: What is it?
Fascia is anatomical connective tissue formed of collagenous and elastic fibers, embedded in a gelatinous ground substance that develops in utero. It functions as a connective, compartmental, supportive, and protective matrix resembling a highly efficient web-like, fluid filled, transport system that runs uninterrupted from head to toe.
The Fascial System is dynamic and ever changing to accommodate the demands placed on the human being. These demands may include: external physical trauma, internal emotional holding patterns, inflammatory or infectious processes, and structural imbalances. Imbalances in our bodies occur because postural adaptations emerge from the prolonged effects of gravity. Leg length discrepancies, poor dental occlusion, pelvic obliquities, osseous anomalies, repetitive stress injuries, and surgical procedures can all contribute to these imbalances. Structurally these imbalances lead to fascial restrictions that can exert up to 2000 pounds of pressure per square inch on structures sensitive to pain. These highly sensitive circulatory, nervous, osseous, and muscular structures, can become trapped (by myofascial restriction) in the fascial web, and without release, will contribute to progressive pain.
Until recently, fascia was largely ignored as merely providing connective, compartmental, or protective functions to our bodies. The full body interactive and transportive functions of the fascia matrix are now being explored and embraced by health care providers. Fascia is currently a hot topic on the web. The fitness community, and the population in general are finally reaping the benefits of myofascial release for pain relief and improved overall health.
For an introduction to what fascia looks like inside of a living human, please watch this promotional video for Dr. Jean-Claude Guimberteau’s book co-authored by Colin Armstrong “Architecture of Human Living Fascia: The extracellular matrix and cells revealed through endoscopy”
“Find the pain, look elsewhere for the cause.”
~John F. Barnes
“What you resist, persists.”
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
“We can not solve our problems with the same thinking that created them.”
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.”