This form of manual therapy involves treatment for spinal and peripheral joints.
It primarily involves a thorough assessment of the patient symptoms and a programme to restore the small involuntary movements required for full joint function.
Cyriax is the name given to a system of orthopaedic medicine, developed by a Dr James Cyriax. It involves assessment of the musculosketal system to identify cause, and involves varying degrees of movement and stretch to the tissues at fault.
They are a combination of traction and mobilization to reduce pain and mobilise hypomobile joints.
The technique involves sustained holds unlike Maitland which uses oscillatory techniques.
Myotascial release involves massage techniques primarily to release the tight structures surrounding and connecting muscles and organs.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger points are areas in the musculoskeletal system which are hypersensitive, sometimes with palpable nodes (knots).
Trigger point therapy involves easing these spots using pressure, massage, needles, laser and hot and cold therapy.