positional release

po·si·tion·al re·lease

(po-sĭ'shŭn-ăl rē-lēs)
A bodywork modality using passive positioning of bones and joints, intended to reset proprioceptors and establish a more functional level of tone and resistance
Synonym(s): strain-counterstrain.
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They describe medical treatments, modern neuromuscular techniques, muscle energy and positional release techniques, other treatments, and adjunctive therapies such as hot and cold hydrotherapy, spray and stretch techniques, the application of analgesic essential oils, and the use of breathing.
Peter Farnsworth at the National Health Academy of Australia will be welcoming from the USA, Dr Rebecca Ridge for a Positional Release Therapy Workshop, and it will be a big year again for Cranio-sacral Therapy students, with visits by Hugh Milne and Georgia Milne, also from the USA.
The book is comprises of 12 chapters with the first seven devoted to the positional release philosophy, techniques and treatment of conditions such and fibromyalgia syndrome and the use of trigger points.
In reading through the book and certainly the early chapters, I was questioning the evidence base and effectiveness of the positional release techniques.
This chapter also covers various massage modalities such as neuromuscular massage, muscle energy technique, positional release, spray and stretch methods and rehabilitation exercise.
The book is comprised of 12 chapters with the first seven devoted to the positional release philosophy, techniques and treatment of conditions such and fibromyalgia syndrome and the use of trigger points.
This will include international lecturer in positional release therapy Dr Rebecca Ridge, and muscle energy techniques with Michelle Tsujimoto.
They illustrate manual methods of positional release, compression and ways of stretching the muscle after deactivation to ensure longer term results.
Such techniques would include gentle passive stretches, joint mobilisations and positional releases to specifically address remediation to limited range of movement and acute tension(1).