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Positional release techniques as a diagnostic-therapeutic approach in physiotherapy

DOI: 10.4236/ojtr.2014.21004, PP. 19-20

Keywords: Manual Therapy, Positional Release, Soft Tissue, Direct and Indirect Techniques

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Manual Therapy is a rehabilitative approach based on the use of therapeutic procedures that includes several techniques, but this paper focuses on what is known as Positional Release (PR), a therapeutic model that includes a series of manoeuvres that are mainly used for the treatment of soft tissue. A deeper understanding of this type of therapeutic approach, especially its well known and widespread variant, Strain-Counterstrain, could, through controlled trials and systematic reviews, confirm its effectiveness, definitively explain the neurophysiological mechanism, and therefore make Positional Release another indispensable option in the professional expertise of the physiotherapist.


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