Denne viser til en økende grad av kvalitet på studier på myofascial release, som Strukturell Integrering er. Konklusjonen er at det er god evidens for å bruke dette mot mange muskel- og ledd smertetilstander, og at denne behandlingsformen faktisk kan konkurrere med andre behandlingsformer.
Seventeen studies were with higher methodological quality and the remaining 2 were of moderate quality, which is appreciable for a relatively new approach with considerable amount of practice variations.
The results of the studies were encouraging, particularly with the recently published studies. In many RCT’s the MFR was adjunctive to other treatments and the potential-specific MFR effect cannot be judged.
Nine studies concluded that MFR may be better than no treatment or sham treatment for various musculoskeletal and painful conditions. Seven studies demonstrated that MFR with a conventional therapy is more effective than a control group receiving no treatment (3 studies), sham treatment (1 study) or with a conventional therapy.
There is evidence that MFR alone or added to other conventional therapies, relieves pain and improves function not lesser than conventional therapies studied. According to these results, MFR may be useful as either a unique therapy or as an adjunct therapy to other established therapies for a variety of conditions like sub acute low back pain, fibromyalgia, lateral epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis, headache, fatigue in breast cancer, pelvic rotation, hamstring tightness etc.