Positional Release Technique (PRT)
As with many of the advanced soft tissue techniques, Positional Release Technique (PRT) can trace its origins to Osteopathy. This technique is typically used with protective muscle spasms and is also known as Strain Counterstrain. At an anatomy and physiology level, the human body consists of a vast array of sensors. These sensors are continually working and sending and receiving information from the brain or other organs. All functions within the human body are continuously monitored, and changes are frequently made to ensure that everything operates correctly. Protective muscles spasms usually occur as a result of injury or the potential for injury and are the bodies way of attempting to prevent further damage. In many, respects protective muscle spasms are similar to a splint or brace and prevent further movement/damage. However, when muscles go into spasm, they not only restrict movement but can be extremely painful. Muscles can stay in this protective state long after the event that triggered the contraction and any form of stretching of the tissues tends to results in more pain and increased muscle spasm.
Strain Counterstrain or Positional Release Technique (PRT) involves placing the protective muscles spasm tissues in a shortened state. Naturally, one tends to find the most comfortable position to sit in or lay in when in pain or when muscles are in spasm, and this is typically the most shortened muscle position. A suitably qualified practitioner with full knowledge of the Positional Release Technique (PRT) and training in anatomy and physiology can easily release protective muscles spasms. However, Positional Release Technique (PRT) involves many steps or processes, and for the best results, a therapist should apply these. Muscles that have been in a protective state tend to go back into spasm shortly after being released if they are just released. The full Positional Release Technique (PRT) protocol addresses this situation. There are occasions where Positional Release Technique (PRT) may be contraindicated or not suitable for a patient. As with many advanced soft tissue techniques Positional Release Technique (PRT) is a form of fascial release, though works differently to Myofascial Release (MFR).
Chiropractic and Massage Registrations
All of our therapist's hold relevant professional industry registrations and or memberships. Our principal Chiropractor Terry Davis MSMA holds additional memberships and registrations for Massage Therapy with the Complementary & Natural Health Council (CHNC) and the Sports Massage Association (SMA). He is also BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy qualified.