What is Myofascial Release Technique?
Abbreviated MRT, is a technique very similar to Active Release Technique. The treatment involves a “pin and stretch” style of movement which aids in releasing or stretching tissues that are resistant to movement. This treatment method is similar in its purpose to Graston or IASTM but does not cause any kind of tissue irritation. This treatment is much safer to use in “at risk” areas like the front/side of the neck and the anterior pelvis. (The top of the quadriceps is not a risky area to treat, it is more highly sensitive due to its location on the body, and IASTM is typically too aggressive for this region)
Most patients find MRT very pleasant with only temporary irritation due to the stretching of a contracted or resistant muscle.
The treatment is conducted by the doctor assessing the trouble area, locating the source of the muscular resistance, pinning that location in place and moving the muscle through its regular movement pattern.