Myofascial Release Therapy
I have a fab new physio, who is teaching me some very useful exercises to help build on the basic core stability exercises that I already knew. We've been focusing on supporting my lumbar spine, but he noticed that I have permanently spasmed-up shoulders too and has offered to do some myofascial release work on them next time I see him.
I've tried shoulder massages plenty of times and they've never done any good, but I have never actually had any myofascial release work and I bet this would be a lot more effective. So, please can anyone tell me about their own experiences with this?
37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.