Myofascial Techniques

Muscle spasms and adhesions between the connective tissue/fascia and the muscles can be produced by vertebral subluxations. These spasms and adhesions can hold of vertebra in subluxation/misalignment and cause recurrent neurological interference. Once the subluxation is corrected we use myofascial techniques and deep tissue therapy to reduce the spasms and release the adhesions. This helps to prolong the correction and prevent reoccurrence of symptoms.

Treating a patient

This is particularly important in canine and equine subjects that are required to perform in shows and/or competition. On numerous occasions we have seen a remarkable recovery in animals following the application of these techniques which allowed to perform the required tasks and go on to win races and competitions when it was previously doubtful that they could perform.

The term “myofascia” refers to the muscle, “myo,” and the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches the muscle, “fascia,” hence, “Myofascial.”

The release that is achieved with this technique is therapeutic on many levels:

  • Primary reduction of subluxations
  • Return muscles to normal tonus and function
  • Enhance healing and recovery during VOM Therapy
  • Strengthen and rehabilitate atrophied muscles
  • Re-establish range of motion and posture
  • Improve strength and performance

VMR was developed out of a desire to enhance the healing benefits of the VOM Treatment Technology. Specifically it was the skeletal muscle tension associated with subluxation that was being addressed.

It was found that there were lines of correction in the domestic animals that, if released with this technique, would allow the muscle and tendon fixations associated with subluxations to relax.