POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE

Positional release therapy also known as strain counterstain, is a therapeutic technique that uses a position of comfort of the body to resolve somatic dysfunction. Somatic dysfunction is defined as a disturbance in the sensory or proprioceptive system that results in spinal segmental tissue facilitation and inhibition. Somatic dysfunction causes tissues to become kinked or knotted (trigger point) resulting in pain, spasm, and a loss of range of motion. Positional Release Technique unkinks tissues by gently twisting and pushing the tissues together to take tension off the knot (trigger point). When one link in the chain is unkinked, others nearby untangle, producing profound pain relief. Trigger point are discrete areas of tissue tenderness that can occur anywhere in the body. Tender points can also be active or latent but they are not commonly found within knotted muscle. This technique involves finding a tender point in patient’s body (muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints) and then moving the patient’s body or body part away from the restricted motion barrier and towards the position of greatest comfort or ease. This precise position is held for a minimum of 90 seconds but can be held for several minutes. During this time period the patient can feel heat and can even shows the symptoms by some impressions. Once the release is complete, the heat and pain will diminish and there will be a sense of lengthening and relaxation in the tissues/ muscles.

 

INDICATIONS –  Migraine Headaches ,  Acute pain ,  Spain/strain injuries , Sports Injuries , Chronic Neck and Back Pain ,  Orthopedic Problems ,  Fibromyalgia ,  Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction

Stress and Tension-Related Problems.

By -Assistant Professor – : Dr. Shakshi Naithani
Department – Dept. of Physiotherapy
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