Positional Release techniques are like family therapy for the subluxation complex
The pain, which is the patient’s “identified patient” (like the boy here) is not necessarily the cause of the family dysfunction.
Advantage of Safety for you and your patient
- Nothing is painful or abrupt in the treatment.
- Side effects of soreness easier to be understood by patient as healing.
- The most risk free of methods if in doubt as to how to proceed.
- Open wounds
- Pain on positioning
- Dizziness, vertigo or loss of consciousness on positioning
Disadvantages of using this technique exclusively
- TIME: It takes more than the 1/10 of a second it takes to deliver a HVLA or HVLLA adjustment. 2 seconds to 2 minutes, depending, per tender point and your skill level.
- NOT ONE TECHNIQUE WORKS IN ALL CASES: I have very occasionally found that it does not release motion fixations or the tender point as well as I would like. In those cases it usually requires an osseous adjustment or it is something else (infection, inflammation, scar tissue, or I have yet to find the primary tender point that will release the whole complex).