OJTR  Vol.2 No.1 , February 2014
Positional release techniques as a diagnostic-therapeutic approach in physiotherapy
Author(s) Luca Collebrusco*
ABSTRACT
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.

Cite this paper
Collebrusco, L. (2014) Positional release techniques as a diagnostic-therapeutic approach in physiotherapy. Open Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 2, 19-20. doi: 10.4236/ojtr.2014.21004.
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