Why Massage Therapy is an Important Part of Physical Therapy

By: Amy Montia, PhD, LMT. At Physio Logic, most physical therapy patients receive massage therapy (also called...

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Myofascial Release
at Physio Logic NYC

Myofascial Release is good for addressing larger regions or lines of tightness that dont respond to other muscle work. Often, groups of muscles and nerves get trapped under adhered connective tissue. Myofascial release helps to address this.

Fascia refers to the layered bands of fibrous connective tissue that wrap and surround all muscles, bones and organs. Inflammation, trauma, repetitive stress and postural imbalances create adhesions and restrictions (“snags”) in fascia. To release myofascial snags, fascia is stretched or bended slowly in a focused area until a change in the tissue is felt. The goal is to warm up irregular fibrotic tissue, then “iron” it out to make it more aligned and flexible.

Sports & Medical Massage Therapy Team at Physio Logic

Amy Montia, PhD, LMT


Licensed Massage Therapist

Nicole Kabel, LMT


Licensed Massage Therapist

Stephen Donnelly, LMT


Licensed Massage Therapist

Atsuhiko Kawamura, LMT


Licensed Massage Therapist

Kim Mondo


Pilates Instructor / Licensed Massage Therapist

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