Flashcards in Myofascial II Deck (17):
What is the principle behind the still technique? What type of technique is it?
Go indirect first, then directly--it is an articulatory technique
Is Still technique active or passive?
How do you monitor the "vector force" with still technique?
Apply a listening hand
What is the "operating hand" in still's technique?
Introduces the "vector force"
What are the two types of "vector forces" used in still's technique?
Compression or traction
What is characteristic of all "vector forces" used in still's technique?
always run through dysfunctional tissue
Which comes first in Still technique: direct or indirect?
Indirect first, then direct
What is the max force used in Still technique?
What are the steps of still technique?
Bring into indirect position (where it likes to go), exaggerate, then apply a force through the affected tissue and carry it through the barrier
True or false: Still technique is usually applied several times
By take the tissues indirectly and applying a "vector force", how are the tissues affected?
The tissues become "unloaded"
What is the MOA of still technique?
Restoration of more normal afferent signals to the CNS returns the neural traffic at the spinal cord to more normal levels
When is Still technique particularly useful?
Joint restrictions being held by fascial strains
What are the three contraindications to Still technique?
-Position reproduces symptoms
-Position causes other symptoms
Which type of vertebral dysfunction can be treated with Still technique?
Both type I and II ("it's good for everything")
When is Still technique particularly effective?
Treating injuries that occurred years ago