Tag Archives: John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release

Hip pain and myofascial release

March 30, 2013

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by Maria Troia —  Hip pain affects individuals of all ages and can have various causes, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or common muscle strain. Such hip pain can happen while walking on flat surfaces, up and down stairs, squatting or sleeping on the painful side. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip […]

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Myofascial release to melt frozen shoulder

September 4, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  Frozen shoulder, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a state of stiffness in the shoulder that leads to decreased range of motion and pain in the glenohumeral joint, a ball and socket joint where the head of the humerus (the upper part of the arm) sits in a carved out area […]

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Myofascial release for carpal tunnel syndrome

February 27, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  All too often, people diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have surgery, only to find later that their symptoms have not improved. One reason for this is a phenomenon known as pseudo-carpal tunnel syndrome. Another is double crush syndrome. Both are reversible soft tissue imbalances, easily treated with the John Barnes […]

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Myofascial release for PTSD, anxiety and depression

February 26, 2012

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by Maria Troia —  The John Barnes Approach to Myofascial Release (MFR) relies upon the notion of tissue memory. The fascia experiences and records stress and trauma over the course of a lifetime, often not becoming a problem for the individual until a critical mass is reached. Barnes describes this effect as “splat art.” It […]

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Treating whiplash with myofascial release

February 24, 2012

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by Maria G. Troia —  Whiplash is a nonmedical term that describes a set of symptoms usually caused by a rear-end collision, but also can be caused by sports injuries, falls or other movements where a similar rapid extension-flexion motion of the head and neck occurs. These symptoms typically include neck pain, difficulty turning the […]

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Myofascial release helps hyperactivity

February 22, 2012

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by Maria Troia — A recent article in The New York Times reported that hyperactivity in children is caused by a “particular portion of the body being too active.” Hyperactive behavior may present in a child who is constantly active, talks excessively, fidgets, is easily distracted, has difficulty concentrating or following directions, and behaves aggressively. […]

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