Effectiveness of myofascial release in treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review

@article{Laimi2018EffectivenessOM,
  title={Effectiveness of myofascial release in treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain: a systematic review},
  author={K. Laimi and Annika M{\"a}kil{\"a} and E. B{\"a}rlund and N. Katajapuu and A. Oksanen and Valpuri Seikkula and J. Karppinen and M. Saltychev},
  journal={Clinical Rehabilitation},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={440 - 450}
}
Objective: To evaluate the evidence on the effectiveness of myofascial release therapy to relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain and to improve joint mobility, functioning level, and quality of life in pain sufferers. [...] Key Method Data sources and review: Randomized controlled trials were systematically gathered from CENTRAL, Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, and PEDro databases. The methodological quality of articles was assessed according to the Cochrane Collaboration’s domain-based framework.Expand
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