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Congratulations to all of you who decided to invest some time in yourself and your health by searching more information on Myofascial Release. For many of us, "seeing is believing" it is true however, not always available. This time our wish came true. I would like to introduce you to a great Therapist and friend of mine, Peter Podbielski a very experienced and dedicated MFR Practitioner. Recently due to an unfortunate incident that happened to his son Adam, Peter was able (by accident) to capture the effects of before and after MFR treatments on a x-ray. This is another proof of the great potential MFR treatments carry.
Congratulations Peter, all the best to Adam and many more stories like this one.
-Marius Walfisz PT/Owner of Rylander Physiotherapy Centre and Windswept Physiotherapy - Myofascial Release Treatment Centre

Beyond belief!

I’ve often said that the results of Myofascial Release speak for itself.

The following pictures and Peter’s description say it all.

                                       Before                                                                                          Next Day



Here is Peter’s story:

“I wanted to share something interesting with you. Last night my son, Adam, broke his clavicle during a karate class. I took him to the emergency room, he got an x-ray, was given a sling, medication, and was told he will heal in a couple of weeks, but his clavicle will stay deformed. So, after we went home, I did some MFR for his neck and shoulder with very gentle touch and off-body work. He felt much better. His pain went significantly down, he slept well, and the next day we decided to see an orthopedist and re x-ray his shoulder. According to the doctor, he couldn’t explain why his bone was reset in as little as 16 hours and said that sometimes “nature takes its’ course”. Talking about researching MFR, it proves that it’s hard to research the power of nature. It proves only what John teaches that we may not have research, but we definitely have results.

Please take a second to look at the x-rays to compare them.
P.S. Adam is doing just fine; he has no pain, and attempted to play basketball again.

Therapeutic Insight: The Myofascial Release Perspective - Snap Your Fingers!
by John F. Barnes, PT 

What does snapping your fingers, the speed of light and the massive amount of information that supports the importance of treating the fascial system have to do with each other? It is a well-known fact that a nerve can only conduct one signal at a time at approximately 20 to 100 meters per second. There are more than 50 trillion cells in our body. Each cell is capable of 100,000 interactions per second. These numbers are staggering, incomprehensible. To better understand these important facts, I thought the following visuals may help. If you were to take a ruler, end on end, and counted the inches (each inch would represent one cell), a million inches (cells) would represent the distance between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and close to Orlando, Florida, traveled at 20 meters per second. Now, common sense would tell us this is impossible to stimulate more 50 trillion cells instantaneously. It gets worse; a billion inches would represent two trips between the Earth and the moon. A trillion inches would represent a trip to the moon and back to the Earth 3,300 times! We are not done yet. Now, we have to multiply these enormous numbers by 50. Since nerves can only conduct one message at a time, 20 to 100 meters per second, how could the nerves stimulate each cell to work in a coordinated fashion instantaneously? It is impossible for our bodies to function based on the traditional thought of reliance on neural conduction and biochemical reactions. 

It's unfortunate that most of what we have learned in therapeutic school has been known to be obsolete for close to 70 years. I have referenced several reasons why this is in many of my previous articles. I would like to give you a quick example of just one aspect of the erroneous education that was thrust upon us in a linear and logical format. As therapists, we are interested in the human body, which is neither linear, nor logical. We were given the wrong map of reality. Traditional science taught us the brain and neural system control everything and that consciousness was just an accidental artifact of the biochemistry of the brain, and yet there is no evidence that supports that. 

The microtubules of the fascial system have a hollow core in which fluid flows, and the fluid within the extracellular matrix surrounds every cell of our body. The fascial system is the environment of every cell in our body and it is light vibrations that help to coordinate and activate each cell instantly at enormous speed. The fascial system is the primary communication system of our mind-body. The nervous system and biochemical reactions are an important but slow secondary form of communication. 

The importance of the speed the frequencies of light travel through the fluidity of the fascia's ground substance comes from a British particle physicist, Brian Cox, who stated, "Light travels around the Earth seven times in the time it takes you to snap your fingers!" 

Myofascial release enhances the fluidity of the fascial system that is essential to allow the frequencies of light to stimulate our 50 trillion and more cells. Light and sound are our mind-body's primary communication system. 


John F. Barnes, PT

Fascia: Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance
By: Dr. Mark Lindsay

In recent years fascia has jumped to the forefront of our attention in rehabilitative medicine. Existing anatomy textbooks fail to address the importance of this connective tissue, which is not helpful to practitioners trying to develop the skill set necessary to be effective when preventing disease or treating the human body. Whether you are a practicing therapist or a research-based scientist, this book is essential to understanding the neural, physiologic and practical implications of this continuously evolving and adapting connective tissue. 

After an in-depth overview of fascia and its biological foundations, Dr.Lindsay described some highly innovative assessment and manual treatment techniques that have proved successful in treating fascia in the world's most elite athletes. The focus then shifts to non-manual treatment techniques and a thorough explanation of the importance of the nutritional and pharmacological components of fascia. Charts used to effectively illustrate these components would also be valuable for quick reference in the future, and each chapter includes an extensive bibliography that will be appreciated by research enthusiasts. the book finishes by neatly tying all the previous chapters with a special emphasis on sports injuries and related case studies. 

We are currently in the middle of a paradigm shift with regards to the importance of fascia. Conventional wisdom is being challenged and revolutionary discoveries are constantly being made, thanks in large part to the leading researchers and practitioners who contributed to make this book possible. This text will never collect dust, will always remain within reach, and will lead you on a thoughtful path of future discovery. 

Author of Myofascial Release: the Search for Excellence (Rehabilitation Services, Inc., 1990) and Healing Ancient Wounds: the Renegade's Wisdom (Myofascial Release Treatment Centers & Seminars, 2000). He is on the counsel of Advisors of the American Back Society; he is also on Massage Magazine's Editorial Advisory Board; and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.