advanced manual technique used in assessing and stretching soft tissues.; targets increased tension within a muscle and also muscles that are normally difficult to stretch; can be performed both actively and passively.
Who should have STR?
Anyone who takes part in sports and exercise on a regular basis. - Anyone recovering from a musculoskeletal injury. - People maintaining a static posture for long periods - Individuals seeking treatment for specific injuries such as lateral epicondylitis/medial epicondylitis etc. - Patients with increased muscular tension from old injuries and scar tissue
How does STR work?
If used slowly and conscientiously then STR can be used before, during or after a massage treatment or event. By placing a ‘Lock’ into certain areas of the tissue then a stretch can be placed over certain parts of the soft tissue.
What applicators can be used to administer the STR lock?
The therapist applies the lock and moves the clients body to facilitate the stretch. Work out how to perform STR passively on the following lower extremity muscle groups: gastrocs, soleus, tibialis anterior, peroneals, tibialis posterior, hamstrings, quadriceps proximal/distal, piriformis, adductors, rhomboids, triceps/biceps, scalenes, upper traps, wrist extensors/flexors