Is Myofascial release BS?

I am an injured marathoner (femoral stress fracture, compression side). My doctors has prescribed me physical therapy. My PTs have been doing nothing but "Myofascial release" with me for 3 weeks. This seems like witchdoctor kind of stuff to me, not rooted firmly in science, and not the best for an endurance athlete who will have to contend with the forces of cement. What do you think about MFR?

Posted By Colleen on December 23, 2008 at 10:34:23:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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