Frictions

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  • Frictions
    • What?
      • Small movements over isolated area
      • More pressure than other techniques
      • Circular/ transverse direction
      • Used on: Muscles, tendons + ligaments
      • Remain static contact with skin
    • When?
      • Accurately located a lesion
      • Know how to place tissue on full stretch
      • Confident of overall benefit
    • Rules
      • Single out tissue and exact location
      • Perpendicular to fibers
      • Fingers and skin move simultaneously to avoid injury
    • Apllications
      • About 1 min- just within Px tolerance
      • Can return several times
      • Finish with longitudinal stroke/ passive stretch
      • Can finish by icing site
  • Why?
    • Frictions
      • What?
        • Small movements over isolated area
        • More pressure than other techniques
        • Circular/ transverse direction
        • Used on: Muscles, tendons + ligaments
        • Remain static contact with skin
      • When?
        • Accurately located a lesion
        • Know how to place tissue on full stretch
        • Confident of overall benefit
      • Rules
        • Single out tissue and exact location
        • Perpendicular to fibers
        • Fingers and skin move simultaneously to avoid injury
      • Apllications
        • About 1 min- just within Px tolerance
        • Can return several times
        • Finish with longitudinal stroke/ passive stretch
        • Can finish by icing site
    • Separates adhesion between muscles
    • Breaks down scar tissue
    • Stimulate vasodilation
    • Realign new scar tissue

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