Update: Appointments and office hours

We are very respectful of this virus and are taking health precautions seriously.

We are currently still seeing patients however, have modified our hours and scheduling to limit the number of people in our office at one time. We ask everyone to be patient and wait in their cars until appointment times.

Currently, the best way to contact us is by email at drs@schusterchiro.com. We are checking voicemail regularly so please leave a message. We will get back to you.

Stay safe,

Marcus Schuster, DC

Myofascial Disruption Therapy

 

Myofascial Disruption Therapy is not just another soft tissue procedure; it’s a totally different way at looking at joint pain and sports injury. It’s a hands-on, manual procedure for the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

 

Soft Tissue Injures

If the back and joint you are experiencing pain is caused by inflammation, then why hasn’t your anti-inflammatory medication worked?

 

Contemporary treatment models are showing that disruption of the myofascial system is the main cause of chronic pain and inflammation. When you suffer an injury or need surgery, inflammation is the body’s first response in the recovery process. And if all goes as planned, the inflammation phase should be relatively short in duration. Things should heal and you go on with your life.

 

Now, unfortunately in some cases tissues don’t heal as planned. This can happen for a number of reasons; Return to activity too soon, no activity to restore movement, no rehab or poor rehab, poor tissue health or nutrition, and many other reasons. This will cause ligaments, tendons, and fascia to heal in a disrupted pattern or with scar tissue. And while swelling and inflammation is a problem for acute injuries, the majority pain you are now experiencing may be coming from a disruption of your myofascial system. This is especially true for chronic joint pain.

 

Trauma to muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Basically, a soft tissue injury is any type of mechanical disruption in the myofascial system.

 

These injuries can occur in an acute nature such as sprains, strains and tears. Chronic injuries and pain come about from an accumulation of repetitive injury, lack of proper treatment or no treatment at all. Surgery is also a type of trauma and causes a disruption of the myofascial system.

 

The disruption of fascia and the accumulation of scar tissue will produce pain and limit motion. This causes a cascading effect to the other muscles that are related to the injured area. When one muscle begins to break down, the other muscles begins to compensate or “pick up the slack” for the damaged muscle. Once this occurs, these muscles become overloaded and excessive stress accumulates and the soft tissue will begin to breakdown as well.

 

Soft tissue injury can be a vague term, so let’s identify what a few are:

  • Ankle sprain
  • Muscle pulls
  • Tendinitis (such as, tennis elbow and IT band syndrome)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Plantar fasciitis

 

Myofascial Disruption Therapy (MFDT)

MFDT is based on the premise that most if not all pain is due to disrupted fascia. The body is very organized in structure and behaves in a predictable manner. So when disruptions occur, it also breaks down and presents in a predictable pattern. MFDT is a hands-on approach to reducing the mechanical component to your acute and chronic injury.