Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial Release (MFR) was developed by John F. Barnes PT. He is an internationally recognized physical therapist, lecturer, author and authority on Myofascial Release. He has been a practicing physical therapist for over 50 years, a leader in our field, and from his many years of experience and creative insight, he developed this innovative and effective whole-body approach called Myofascial Release.

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He is the President and Director of the Myofascial Release Treatment Centers and National Myofascial Release Seminars located in Paoli, Pennsylvania, and Sedona, Arizona. Patients are referred from all over the world to our treatment centers when traditional therapy, medication, or surgery have failed to produce the desired results. My brother Brian J. Barnes owns the Myofascial Release Treatment Center of San Francisco in California ( My father has been my greatest mentor in physical therapy and his work is an integral part of the treatment programs offered at SOMA Physical Therapy.