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​

  1. Nothing is painful or abrupt in the treatment.​
  2. Side effects of soreness easier to be understood by patient as healing.​
  3. The most risk free of methods if in doubt as to how to proceed. ​


  • Fracture​
  • Metastasis​
  • 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). ​