Understanding Myofascial Release and Its Effect on the Body

Myofascial release (MFR) is now a specialist treatment used by physical therapists throughout the UK for handling injury prevention, pain reduction, muscle strengthening and flexibility improvement in patients. It has also been suggested as a way to improve posture and athletic performance.

Differing from the kind of ‘massage therapy’ that many people confuse Myofascial release with, this therapeutic treatment uses different tools and techniques to achieve its results. This includes identifying trigger points, movement therapies and applying pressure to connective tissue.

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Myofascial Release: What It Is and Why It’s Important


Many are unaware of what myofascial release is, despite the many benefits it can have on an individual’s health, mobility and quality of life.

In this post, we explore what this unique kind of physical therapy is — often used to treat muscle tightness and sensitivity as well as chronic pain and structural imbalances— and whether it would benefit you as part of your health and treatment plan with Acubody.

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Acubody Tips for Treating Youth Sports Injuries

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Injuries among youths and children make up a large proportion of yearly cases of sports-related injuries in the UK. Whether it’s school sports activities or local under-18s sports leagues for football, rugby, hockey or netball, millions of young patients visit clinics and hospitals each year due to an acute or chronic sports injury.

What Does Acute Sports Injury Mean?

There are generally two main types of sports injury: acute and chronic. An acute sports injury is the result of a specific fall, hit, collision, or other kinds of sports trauma.

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5 Acupuncture Myths Debunked

Acupuncture is an old tradition that’s been used for over 2,500 years and is practiced around the world. However, many do not understand the technique and have misconceptions that keep them from trying acupuncture as a way to relieve their stress, pain or tension. If you’re worried about what the practice entails or you have heard disputes about its effectiveness, read on. We’ve debunked five of the most common myths surrounding Chinese acupuncture.

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Acupuncture Has Been Used Successfully For Over 2,500 Years

There are many medical conditions from which people suffer which can be treated without using modern-day medicines and surgery, but by using therapies that have been around for 2,500 years and more, such as acupuncture. The Chinese have been using acupuncture for all that time, and if it didn’t work it would have been quietly dropped long ago. However, the truth is that after a New York Times journalist was taken ill in China back in 1971 and subsequently wrote of his experiences, acupuncture has taken off in the West as well.

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