Myofascial Decompression

Myofascial Decompression: Background

Myofascial Decompression (MFD) evolved out of addressing sports and orthopedic injuries that did not respond to traditional joint mobilizations, HVLATs, other soft tissue interventions, or therapeutic exercise.

Simply addressing symptom-based articular, neural, or muscular complaints are only temporary fixes when the root cause of the problem may be connective tissue matrix dysfunction or fascial plane restriction. Without addressing soft tissue densification and the compensatory movement inefficiencies that they may cause, outcomes will be less effective.

We believe you can maximize your outcomes with these techniques by increasing efficiency of motion through fascial flexibility and neuromuscular re-education.

What is MFD?

Myofascial Decompression (MFD) is a novel approach to manual therapy and exercise that combines negative pressure technology with evidence -based movement science principles in orthopedics and sports medicine. We focus on incorporating cupping therapy to achieve efficiency of motion with fascial mobility and neuromuscular re-education.

Our mission is to expand the clinical understanding and application of fascial anatomy and how it affects movement science.

What are the differences between Myofascial Decompression Techniques and cupping?

MFD is based on assessing and correcting movement inefficiencies. Backgrounds in biomechanics, kinesiology, and functional anatomy are essential to identify and treat ROM restrictions and muscular imbalance. Interventions include neuromuscular re-education, AAROM, and PNF, making the patient an active participant in their treatment.

Traditional cupping does not include active movement, and often is targeting energetic imbalances from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective. MFD is a novel approach to musculoskeletal treatment, utilizing negative pressure tools and western medicine based movement paradigms and algorithms. These applications are very effective for orthopedics, sports medicine, contractures, post-op recovery, overcoming dominance strategies, postural syndromes, hand therapy, neuro re-education, and scar mobilization.