At Ocean Myofascial Release, we are committed to providing high-quality MFR and physical therapy interventions to help you recover from injuries, manage chronic pain, and improve your overall health and wellness. Our experienced therapist is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and live a pain-free life. Explore our website to learn more about our services, our therapist, and how we can help you on your journey to better health.
Myofascial Release, created by renowned Physical Therapist John F. Barnes, involves the application of gentle, yet firm and sustained pressure to certain areas of the body. This releases tension and restrictions in your fascia—the soft tissues of the body—and allows your body to heal on a deep level.
What types of injuries or conditions do you treat at Ocean Myofascial Release?
We treat a variety of injuries and conditions, including but not limited to back and neck pain, joint pain, sports injuries, pelvic floor rehab/health, post-surgical rehabilitation, and balance and mobility issues.
If you think you might benefit from MFR therapy, book your appointment online today.
Did you know you can book myofascial release (MFR) therapy appointments online for our San Francisco and Pacifica locations? At Ocean MFR, we believe that getting the relief you deserve should be easy, and that is made even more possible when you BOOK MFR therapy today!
Perhaps a surgery has left you feeling stiff, or an injury has left you in pain. Pain can prevent you from participating in work duties, reduce enjoyment in hobbies, and shorten time with your love ones. Furthermore, pain can cause an imbalance in your mental, physical, and emotional health.
No matter the reason you are experiencing pain and stiffness in your body’s fascia, Ocean MFR can help you regain and maintain flexibility and find relief from the pain that comes from inflammation of the fascia.
Fascia is the largest connective tissue system that has been verified by researchers in the last 10+ years! This system is the missing link to healthcare.
Dr. Jessica Padilla is an accomplished physical therapist with a deep understanding of the human body and how your fascia works as the largest system in the body. Dr. Padilla has a breadth of experience in physical therapy and has integrated myofascial release therapy into clinical practice.
Ocean Myofascial Release is located in the professional offices of Eureka Square in Pacifica, CA. The office is on the second floor with elevator access. General and ADA compliant parking is available, as well as EV charging stations.
The location is easily accessible along HWY 1 along this coastal community, and is an easy 15 minute drive from our San Francisco Office.
The office space has air purifiers with HEPA filters for additional health safety.
· Most meters are enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
· Free 2-hour parking around the corner on Beachmont Dr, Lagunitas Dr & Woodacre Dr.
· All day parking on Junipero Serra Blvd, 19th Ave, or further west on Ocean Ave by the reservoir.
· DO NOT leave valuables in vehicle.
Come in ~10 minutes early to find the office and settle in. If you did not book online you will have to sign our intake forms, which are required prior to the initial consultation. We can email the intake forms to complete prior to your visit, or you can fill them out once you get to your appointment.
Have a change of clothes. To maximize the effectiveness of the treatment wear loose fitting clothes to allow for direct treatment on the skin. Preferred clothing include: bathing suits, shorts, tank tops, and sports bras. The therapist can work around your clothing, however clothes may inhibit direct hands on treatment. DO NOT wear lotions as it will cause the skin to be slippery, which will limit the hands-on contact.
After your MFR session, drink lots of water to rehydrate the fascial system. This can increased blood flow and circulation, which in turn can increase healing and/or symptom relief. It is recommend to NOT engage in strenuous activity or sporting events up to 24-48 hours after a treatment, as your body may not be fully recalibrated. Activities like walking and stretching are fine to perform.
For some individuals, they may feel worse before they feel better. You may going though a "healing crisis" which lasts up to least 1-3 days. Please click "The Healing Theory" for more information.
Frequency of treatment is depends on the individual getting treated. If the original event causing the pain occurred years ago, it might take weekly to bi-weekly visits, for up to 6 months to a year, to manage the symptoms and get to the root cause. Other individuals may get treatment monthly as a wellness maintenance routine. If you want to get rid of symptoms quicker and continue living an active lifestyle book now!
Your therapist will recommend self care techniques and exercises to incorporate into yourself care routine. Self care is health care!
We are an out-of-network provider for physical therapy services and do not directly bill insurance companies. Instead, we can provide a superbill. A superbill is a detailed invoice outlining the services a client received for their current condition being treated. Clients are required to pay for services after treatment. We can provide a superbill that you would send directly to you insurance company. Your insurance company can then reimburse you directly.
It is helpful to have a physician's prescription for physical therapy services and the current condition that needs to be treated.
Preferred Payments Types
· Cash/Check appreciated
· HSA/FSA debit cards
· Credit/Debit card reader available
In California, physical therapists can see you with or without a medical referral, for wellness and fitness purposes, and for an initial physical therapy evaluation. For physical therapy treatment of an injury, you can receive direct physical therapy treatment services for a period of up to forty-five (45) calendar days or (12) visits, whichever occurs first. To continue to receive physical therapy treatment, you will need to receive, from a person holding a physician and surgeon's certificate issued by the Medical Board of California or by the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, or from a person holding a certificate to practice podiatric medicine from the California Board of Podiatric Medicine and acting within his or her scope of practice, a dated signature on the physical therapist's plan of care indicating approval of the physical therapist's plan of care and that an in-person patient examination and evaluation was conducted by the physician and surgeon or podiatrist.