Muscle release technique therapy is helping people to live without pain and tension caused by strain, overuse and trauma. Knowing why you’re in pain is really half the battle when it comes to musculoskeletal dysfunction. Many people living with musculoskeletal pain actually have undetected tears and microtraumas that have caused bands of scarring to form. These scars and adhesions are caused by things like overuse, sports injuries and lack of oxygen flow due to subluxations. Muscle release technique therapy helps to break up that scarring to restore blood flow and oxygen flow to the injured area to allow for healing and regeneration to begin. It is one of the best ways of restoring the body’s own natural healing ability.

Louisville Medical Center is thrilled to be able to offer this noninvasive option to our patients seeking a way to promote the healing of soft tissue. Muscle overuse is a common cause for pain and reduced range of motion affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. During muscle release technique treatments, Dr. Nicholas Hamilton uses very gentle, comfortable manual techniques to relieve muscle tension and pressure to help break up tissue scarring and adhesions. Our office is now offering appointments for muscle release technique therapy for our patients in Louisville, Lafayette, Superior and the surrounding Colorado communities.


How Do Muscle Release Technique Treatments Help With Pain?

Scar tissue creates a number of different symptoms that can greatly reduce quality of life. Many people with undetected tissue scarring become unable to perform everyday activities without pain due to drastically reduced range of motion. Some common signs that you have tissue scarring include:

  • Pain.
  • Stiffness.
  • Tingling.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Abnormal sensations within the tissue.
  • Mechanical dysfunction.

When scar tissue builds up in places like your muscles, it creates strong bands of fibrous material that form “knots.” In some cases, you can actually see and feel the knot when you massage the area. It’s very important to break up muscle knots to remove the blockage to proper blood flow when addressing pain. While things like pain relievers may help you to temporarily feel better, the deep band of scar tissue is only growing tighter with every day that it’s ignored.


What Types of Pain Can Be Treated Using the Muscle Release Technique?

The effectiveness of muscle release has been documented in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, Achilles tendonitis and tennis elbow. However, the technique can be applied to nearly all areas of soft tissue. It is commonly used to help with neck, shoulder and back tension.


Frequently Asked Questions About the Muscle Release Technique

Many people get immediate relief after one muscle release technique session. The immediate “release of tension” is often felt very powerfully in the instant that it happens. While many patients see noticeable results from the first session, it’s often necessary to book several sessions within a window of time to ensure that all of the scar tissue is being broken up for a full restoration of range of motion. It can also be helpful to take a holistic view that’s focused on addressing any issues that caused the tension knots to form in the first place! This is something we can help you with here at Louisville Medical Center.

Absolutely not! While this treatment has been popularized by professional athletes, it’s very accessible for people from all walks of life. Many people with jobs that require repetitive movements benefit greatly from this treatment.

Yes! In addition to helping to provide pain relief, muscle release technique also breaks up scar tissue to promote long-term healing and pain relief.

Muscle adhesions form in response to injury and trauma. Tightness and tension can also shift the body out of alignment to place pressure on the muscles that leads to scarring.