Positional Release Techniques
Positional Release Techniquescontinues to be the go-to resource for those who want to easily learn and confidently use this manual approach to safely manage pain and dysfunction in humans (and animals). As well as a structural revision, the fourth edition now includes new illustrations and chapters with videos and an image bank on a companion website to reinforce knowledge.At its core, the book explores the principles and modalities of the different forms of positional release techniques and their application which range from the original strain/counterstrain method to various applications in physical therapy, such as McKenzie's exercise protocols and kinesio-taping methods that unload tissues. These methods are traced from their historical roots up to their current practice with a showcase of emerging research and evidence.In addition to a series of problem-solving clinical descriptions supported by photos of assessment and treatment methods, learning is further boosted by practical exercises which examine PRT methodology and the mechanics of their use.
Table of Contents
Contributors Foreword Preface to the third edtion Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations1. Spontaneous release by positioning2. Somatic dysfunction and positional release3. Strain/counterstrain researchChristopher Kevin Wong4. Counterstrain models of positional release5. Functional and facilitated positional release approaches, including cranial methods6. Positional release methods in special situations7. Positional release and fascia8. Balanced ligamentous tension techniquesRaymond J. Hruby9. Visceral positional release: the counterstrain modelEdward Goering10. Overview of the McKenzie methodAnthony J. Lisi11. Offloading taping to reduce pain and facilitate movementDylan Morrissey12. Application of positional techniques in the treatment of animalsJ. Brooks andA. G. Pusey