Myofascial Release

Did you know there are grades (degrees) of Myofascial release?

Grade I
Technique is applied with no tension through the tissue and it is on slack

Grade II
Technique is applied with minimal tension, typically with the tissue in neutral position

Grade III
Technique is applied with the tissue on stretch (passive)

Grade IV
Technique is applied as the tissue is stretch via a concentric contraction of the tissue’s antagonist (active)

Grade V
Technique is applied as the tissue concentrically contracts

[Image shows grade III MFR to cervico-pectoral fascia to improve left cervical rotation as well as right scapular depression/retraction]