Myofascial Release on Pain and Function in Adults with Low Back Pain: A systematic review


  • Siew Kuan Chua Centre of Physiotherapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Puncak Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Shazreen Shaifuddin Kiro Spinecare Physiohterapy Centre, Bandar Saujana Putra, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zarina Zahari Centre of Physiotherapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam.42300, Malaysia 2. Klinik Kesihatan Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Djohan Aras Centre of Physiotherapy Study, Faculty of Medicine, Hassanudin University,Makassar, Indonesia.



Low Back Pain, Myofascial Release, Superficial Backline, Back Rehabilitation


Poor posture in sitting and standing exerts stress on the spine muscle leading to non-specific low back pain (LBP). Myofascial release (MFR) on the back and leg muscles may reduce fascial tension in an individual with LBP is unclear. This review describes the effects of MFR on flexibility, pain, disability, and stress level among non-specific LBP individuals. The findings showed that the direct or indirect apply MFR on the back or lower limbs improve flexibility, pain, and disability. However, insufficient information on stress levels. The MFR therapy is recommended to enhance low back pain rehabilitation.


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How to Cite

Chua, S. K., Shaifuddin, S. ., Zahari, Z., & Aras, D. . (2022). Myofascial Release on Pain and Function in Adults with Low Back Pain: A systematic review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(21), 215–221.

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