Cowboy and Wild Horses

John F. Barnes'
Equine Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release (MFR) is a hands-on technique that facilitates a stretch into restricted soft tissue. It is used to correct tissue imbalances, promote wellness, decrease or eliminate pain, and restore movement.

MFR is safe and very effective. Application involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions in order to allow the tissue to soften and elongate thus returning to a healthy state.

Like humans, horses sustain injuries that have resultant soft tissue tightening and compensatory neuromuscular activity. These dysfunctions can be evaluated and treated with MFR techniques.   

Training of Foals

Benefits Of Equine MFR

  •      Reduce Pain and Tightness

  •         Improve Structural  Alignment

  •         Normalize Muscular Biomechanics

  •         Restore Strength

  •         Increase Endurance

  •         Greater Flexibility/Ease of Movement

  •         Refine Performance

  •         Decrease Behavioral/Training Difficulties

Any Horse Can Benefit From MFR,
Especially Those With:

  • History of Chronic Lameness or Injury

  • Decreased Performance With No Diagnosed Problem

  • Decreased Range of Motion

  • Pain Sensitive Areas/Trigger Points

  • Irritability/Unwillingness To Work

Training of Foals
Cattle Herders

Common Causes Of Equine Fascial Restrictions

Myofascial Release is an Adjunctive Therapy to Your Current Veterinary Care

 

Ask your Veterinarian if Myofascial Release Therapeutic Body Work is Right for Your Horse

We Do Not Diagnose

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