Manual Adhesion Release (MAR) is a treatment that can be used to solve the problem of muscle adhesion without the need for invasive treatments or surgeries. An expert hand is required to provide treatments like this, but Dr. William Brady, the key developer of these techniques, has trained doctors from across the world to provide it to their patients. This is great for those living with muscle adhesion, but what exactly is muscle adhesion?

What is muscle adhesion?

Before exploring the treatments that are used to deal with muscle adhesion, it’s important to understand what causes it. When muscles are damaged by injuries, overuse, or age, they will often develop adhesion (a.ka. fibrosis or scar tissue). This tissue is shorter than the rest of the muscle, causing an array of uncomfortable symptoms and limiting the range of movement that the muscle is able to perform.

Muscle fibrosis is a common cause of back and joint pain, with muscles being tightly adhered to the extent that they put pressure on different parts of your body. Thankfully, muscle adhesion is reversible, but you need to go through the right treatment with an expert before you can benefit from it properly.

What is manual adhesion release?

Developed by Dr. William Brady, manual adhesion release is a set of methods that can help with muscle adhesion without the need for medicines or invasive surgeries. Instead, this sort of treatment looks more like a massage than a typical doctor’s appointment where the doctor may not even touch you.

While this may be the case, anatomical expertise is required when you are going through this treatment. Targeting the exact location of adhesion is crucial, and applying the right pressure and movements to eliminate it can be very difficult. This makes it very important that you see an expert when you are going through treatment like this.

What can you expect from treatment?

Thanks to the non-invasive process that you will go through with MAR, many patients are surprised to find how comfortable this treatment can be. Each stage of your treatment can be found below.

  • An expert will assess and examine your body, determining the exact locations of your adhesion.
  • The doctor will instruct you to adopt a position that will shorten the adhered tissue as much as possible. 
  • Using nothing but their hands, your doctor will then begin to massage your muscles and other tissue. This stage of the process requires extreme anatomical precision, proper depth, and tension to be successful.
  • Another medical professional will help you to adjust your position throughout the process, changing the length of tissue at different stages.
  • Repeat treatments are required for those with extreme tissue adhesion.

Here at the Brady Back Institute, our expert doctors have the skills to reduce the discomfort that tissue adhesion causes quickly and without side effects. This process can provide back pain relief, improve your range of motion, and even strengthen your muscles to help them support your joints.