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Myofascial Release Research Bibliographies

  1. Jennifer Brandel. Invisible Landscapes. 2023. Scientists' recent discovery of a "new" part of the human body, the interstitium, is an invitation to think differently about our relationship with the world at large https://orionmagazine.org/article/interstitium-scientific-discovery-anatomy/
  2. Ughreja RA, Venkatesan P, Gopalakrishna DB, Singh YP. “Effectiveness of myofascial release on pain, sleep, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome: A systematic review.” Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 2021 Nov:45:101477. doi:
  3. “About ME/CFS.” National Institutes of Health. nih.gov/mecfs/about-mecfs. Accessed Nov. 2, 2023.
  4. “Fibromyalgia.” U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://cdc.gov/arthritis/types/fibromyalgia.htm. Accessed Nov. 2, 2023.
  5. Armstrong C. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2021; 6(3): 026; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2103026.
  6. Rezaie, Khaled et al. “The Efficacy of Neck and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Manual Therapy in Comparison With a Multimodal Approach in the Patients with TMJ Dysfunction: A Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.” Medical journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran vol. 36 45. 4 May. 2022, doi:10.47176/mjiri.36.45
  7. Ożóg, Piotr et al. “Analysis of Muscle Activity Following the Application of Myofascial Release Techniques for Low-Back Pain-A Randomized-Controlled Trial.” Journal of clinical medicine vol. 10,18 4039. 7 Sep. 2021, doi:10.3390/jcm10184039
  8. Cathcart, Ellie et al. “Immediate biomechanical, systemic, and interoceptive effects of myofascial release on the thoracic spine: A randomised controlled trial.” Journal of bodywork and movement therapies vol. 23,1 (2019): 74-81. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.10.006
  9. Gauns, Sweta V, and Peeyoosha V Gurudut. “A randomized controlled trial to study the effect of gross myofascial release on mechanical neck pain referred to upper limb.” International journal of health sciences vol. 12,5 (2018): 51-59.
  10. Jara Silva, Cesar E et al. “Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and the Management of Headaches: A Scoping Review.” Cureus vol. 14,8 e27830. 9 Aug. 2022, doi:10.7759/cureus.27830
  11. Arjona Retamal, Juan José et al. “Effects of Instrumental, Manipulative and Soft Tissue Approaches for the Suboccipital Region in Subjects with Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain. A Randomized Controlled Trial.” International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 18,16 8636. 16 Aug. 2021, doi:10.3390/ijerph18168636
  12. Espí-López, Gemma V et al. “Effect of the soft-tissue techniques in the quality of life in patients with Crohn's disease: A randomized controlled trial.” Medicine vol. 97,51 (2018): e13811. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000013811
  13. Martínez-Hurtado, I et al. “Effects of diaphragmatic myofascial release on gastroesophageal reflux disease: a preliminary randomized controlled trial.” Scientific reports vol. 9,1 7273. 13 May. 2019, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-43799-y
  14. Kuć, Joanna et al. “Evaluation of Soft Tissue Mobilization in Patients with Temporomandibular Disorder-Myofascial Pain with Referral.” International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 17,24 9576. 21 Dec. 2020, doi:10.3390/ijerph17249576
  15. Muñoz-Gómez E, Inglés M, Aguilar-Rodríguez M, Mollà-Casanova S, Sempere-Rubio N, Serra-Añó P, Espí-López GV. Effect of a Craniosacral Therapy Protocol in People with Migraine: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2022; 11(3):759. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11030759
  16. Park, Seong-Yeon et al. “Development of a Cranial Suture Traction Therapy Program for Facial Asymmetry Correction Using the New Delphi Technique.” Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania) vol. 58,7 869. 29 Jun. 2022, doi:10.3390/medicina58070869
  17. Colin Armstrong. Unity, Continuity, Structure, and Function. The Ongoing Search for a Deeper Understanding of the Many Roles Attributed to Fascia in the Living Human Body - An Osteopathic Perspective. August 31, 2021. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine 2021, Volume 6, Issue 3, doi:10.21926/obm.icm.2103026
  18. Fábio F. Stieven, Giovanni E. Ferreira, Francisco X. de Araújo, Rodrigo F. Angellos, Marcelo F. Silva, Luis Henrique T. da Rosa. Immediate Effects of Dry Needling and Myofascial Release on Local and Widespread Pressure Pain Threshold in Individuals With Active Upper Trapezius Trigger Points: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 44, Issue 2. 2021.Pages 95-102.ISSN 0161-4754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2020.07.003.
  19. Marcos Roberto Queiroga, Luana Santos Lima, Lucas Eduardo Campos de Oliveira, Daniel Zanardini Fernandes, Vinícius Müller Reis Weber, Sandra Aires Ferreira, Natã Gomes de Lima Stavinski, Edgar Ramos Vieira. Effect of myofascial release on lower limb range of motion, sit and reach and horizontal jump distance in male university students. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Volume 25. 2021. Pages 140-145. ISSN 1360-8592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2020.10.013.
  20. Mohsen Mohamed Elsayyad, Nabil Mahmoud Abdel-Aal, Mohamed Elsayed Helal. Effect of Adding Neural Mobilization Versus Myofascial Release to Stabilization Exercises after Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Volume 102, Issue 2. 2021. Pages 251-260. ISSN 0003-9993. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2020.07.009.
  21. Jantos M. (2021) A Myofascial Perspective on Chronic Urogenital Pain in Women. In: Santoro G.A., Wieczorek A.P., Sultan A.H. (eds) Pelvic Floor Disorders. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40862-6_75.
  22. University of Bern. "Controlling adhesions in the abdomen." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 March 2021. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/03/210305113515.htm.
  23. Crowle, Anna PT1; Harley, Clare PhD2 Biotensegrity Focused Therapy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Nonrandomized Prospective Clinical Case Series, Journal of Women's Health Physical Therapy: July/September 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 3 - p 135-142 doi: 10.1097/JWH.0000000000000210
  24. Dr. Uzair Tamboli and Dr. Chandrakant Patil. Effect of myofascial release with lower limb strengthening on plantar fasciitis. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health 2021; 8(1): 27-31.
  25. Mina Mavajian, Zahra Fakhari, Soofia Naghdi, Hossein Bagheri, Shohreh Jalaie. A pilot study on the short-term effects of myofascial release and core stability exercises on balance in chronic low back pain. Volume 29 issue (2). https://doi.org/10.18502/avr.v29i2.2792. 2020-05-05
  26. Ayla Fil Balkan, Hilal Keklicek, Yeliz Salci, Umut Altinkaynak and Kadriye Armutlu. Comparing the acute effect of myofascial release techniques and passive stretching on hind foot dynamic loading in patients with multiple sclerosis: A cohort-blinded study. https://doi.org/10.2478/bhk-2020-0007. Feb 2020.
  27. Maetzler, Rueschera, Punzenberger, Wang, Abboud. Progressive rehabilitation of the sprained ankle: A novel treatment method. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2019.09.007. Volume 43. 2020.
  28. Aggarwal Amita, Gadekar Jayshri, Kakodkar Pradnya. Role of myofascial release technique on mobility and function in temporomandibular joint disorder patients with neck pain. Volume: 7 | Issue Number: 5 | Page: 84-87. 2020.
  29. Ilona Gracie De Souza1, Pavan Kumar G. Effect of Releasing Myofascial Chain in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - A Randomized Clinical Trial. http://dx.doi.org/10.31782/IJCRR.2020.12082. Vol 12 • Issue 08 • April 2020.
  30. Sakabe, F., Mazer, D., Cia, J., Sakabe, D., & Bortolazzo, G. (2020). Effects of myofascial techniques on pain, mobility and function in patients with low back pain: a double-blind, controlled and randomized trial. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 18, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.17784/mtprehabjournal.2020.18.769. 2020.
  31. Gayatri Sunil Landge, Dr. Amrutkuvar Rayjade. Effect of Myofascial Release as an Adjunct with Conventional Therapy on Range Of Motion and Pain in Post Traumatic Knee Stiffness. ijlpr 2020; doi 10.22376/ijpbs/lpr.2021.11.1.L23-28
  33. Badillo, S.A. Evidence-Based Women’s Health Physical Therapy Across the Lifespan. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep 8, 260–267 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40141-020-00273-5
  34. Julio Zago, Fellipe Amatuzzi, Tatiana Rondinel, João Paulo Matheus. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Versus Exercise Program in Runners With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. In Print: Volume 30: Issue 4. Page Range: 609–618. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jsr.2020-0108. Dec 2020
  35. Hyung chun Nam, Jae yong Choi, Nam jeong Cho. The Effect That the Application of Myofascial Release Has on Neck Pain of Adults and Joint Range of Motion. Vol.15 No.2 (2019.12. pp.117-126. https://www.earticle.net/Article/A368656
  36. Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research. p.1897 ~ 1902. Effects of Myofascial Release and Posture Correction Exercise on the Neck Movement and the Quality of Sleep in Patients with Chronic Tension-Type Headaches. DOI : 10.20540/JIAPTR.2019.10.4.1897. (2019)
  37. Prasad Kharwandikar, Dr. Mahendra Shende. Effectiveness of sub-occipital myofascial release and cervical manipulation in patients with cervicogenic headache. International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research, Volume: 07, Issue: 04, July 2019, 25 – 32.
  38. Dong-woo Lee, Hwa-kyung Shin. Dynamic Myofascial Release on Postural balance in Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain. pp.28-29. 2019
  39. Martínez-Hurtado, I., Arguisuelas, M.D., Almela-Notari, P. et al. Effects of diaphragmatic myofascial release on gastroesophageal reflux disease: a preliminary randomized controlled trial. Sci Rep 9, 7273 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43799-y
  40. Fabiana Pinheiro da Silva, Géssica Maria Moreira, Kamilla Zomkowski, Marcos Amaral de Noronha, Fabiana Flores Sperandio, Manual Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Female Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 42, Issue 7, 2019, Pages 503-513, ISSN 0161-4754, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.12.007.
  41. Birte J. Wolff, Cara J. Joyce, Lindsey A. McAlarnen, Cynthia A. Brincat, Elizabeth R. Mueller, Colleen M. Fitzgerald. Consideration of pelvic floor myofascial release for overactive bladder. MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND TREATMENT| VOLUME 24, ISSUE 2, P144-150, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.10.018
  42. Ghaderi, F., Bastani, P., Hajebrahimi, S. et al. Pelvic floor rehabilitation in the treatment of women with dyspareunia: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Int Urogynecol J 30, 1849–1855 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-019-04019-3
  43. Renata Schvartzman, Luiza Schvartzman, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Janete Vettorazzi, Adriane Bertotto & Maria Celeste Osório Wender (2019) Physical Therapy Intervention for Women With Dyspareunia: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 45:5, 378-394, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2018.1549631
  44. Hong MK, Ding DC. Current Treatments for Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Gynecol Minim Invasive Ther. 2019;8(4):143-148. Published 2019 Oct 24. doi:10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_7_19
  45. Wolff, B.J., Joyce, C.J., Brincat, C.A., Mueller, E.R. and Fitzgerald, C.M. (2019), Pelvic floor myofascial pain in patients with symptoms of urinary tract infection. Int J Gynecol Obstet, 145: 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12784
  46. Saori Morino ,Mika Ishihara,Fumiko Umezaki,Hiroko Hatanaka,Mamoru, Yamashita,Tomoki Aoyama. Pelvic alignment changes during the perinatal period. Published: October 10, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223776.
  47. Melanie R. Meister, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Asante Badu, Chiara Ghetti, Jerry L. Lowder, Pelvic floor myofascial pain severity and pelvic floor disorder symptom bother: is there a correlation? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology,Volume 221, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 235.e1-235.e15, ISSN 0002-9378, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.07.020.
  48. Jessica Sieff. Cancer cells thrive in stiff tissue, according to new study. May 04, 2018.
  49. Farzaneh Haghighat, Razieh Moradi, Mohammadreza Rezaie, Nastaran Yarahmadi, Farahnaz Ghaffarnejad. Added Value of Diaphragm Myofascial Release on Forward Head Posture and Chest Expansion in Patients With Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-53279/v1.
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  51. L. Berrueta, J. Bergholz, D. Munoz, I. Muskaj, G. J. Badger, A. Shukla, H. J. Kim, J. J. Zhao & H. M. Langevin. Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model. Scientific Reposts (2018) 8:7864. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26198-7. May 2018.
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