Positional Release Therapy (PRT)
Have you ever sought out therapy for a painful condition only to be subjected to an aggressive treatment? Are you looking for a softer approach for your pain management? Positional Release Therapy (PRT), which is also known as Ortho-Biony or Strain Counterstrain, is an incredibly effective yet gentle approach to the body.
How Does Positional Release Therapy Work?
In PRT your exact point of pain is located. Your body is then moved by the therapist into a position where the pain eases. This position of ease is held until a softening of the tissue is felt and the muscle relaxes. You are then moved back to the starting position, where you are retested to ensure the pain in this spot is still diminished. Clients are often amazed to feel how unbelievably effective this technique is, and how comfortable they feel during the entire treatment.
Positional release therapy allows the body to hit the ‘reset’ button. It is as if we are re-teaching the body how to be in a state of pain free ease. The proprioceptors in the muscle tissues re-learn how to be in a healthier pain free position, and the body returns to a state of balance. Range of motion is often positively affected as the tight muscles learn to relax. It is also an effective treatment for ligaments, tendons and joints.
What Conditions does Positional Release Therapy Treat?
Some of the conditions PRT can help manage are:
- Low back pain
- Whiplash or neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Plantar fasciitis (AKA heel spurs)
- Muscle strains
- Carpal tunnel
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Shoulder Pain
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Last updated Feb. 29, 2016