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November 28, 2014

Pediatric Myofascial Release

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The purpose of myofascial release is to release restrictions, or barriers, within the deep layers of the fascia. Fascial restrictions occur in children for a variety of reasons. Birth trauma, neurologic deficits, scar tissue, poor posture, muscle weakness, prematurity and poor motor ability can all create imbalances in the system which make movement and overall function less efficient.  

Pediatric myofascial release techniques can help with a variety of childhood issues/diagnoses including (but not limited to):

  • Food texture aversions
  • Muscle weakness
  • Respiratory difficulties (premature infants through adolescence)
  • Fine motor delays
  • Dyspraxia
  • Torticollis
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Postural insecurity
  • Dysphagia
  • Migraines
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Failure to thrive
  • Scoliosis
  • Poor posture
  • Restrictions due to surgical scarring
  • Infants with fussy sleep patterns

At Child and Family Development in Charlotte, NC your child can be treated by a physical therapist, speech therapist or occupational therapist trained in myofascial release techniques. 

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