What is cyriax manual therapy?

The cyriax approach is a physical therapy method within the realm of orthopedic medicine that focuses on the treatment of soft tissue lesions around the body. It has been proven to treat any condition affecting the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bursa along the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines of the body.

What is cyriax testing?

The selective tissue tension test was designed by Dr. James Cyriax (Modern Orthopaedic Medicine). The test consists of active-range-of-motion (AROM), passive-range-of-motion (PROM), and resistive tests, followed by palpating of anatomical structures.

What is cyriax?

Deep friction massage (DFM), also known as cross friction massage, is a specific connective tissue massage that was developed by James Cyriax. The purpose of DFM is to: maintain the mobility within the soft tissue structures of ligament, tendon, and muscle, and prevent adherent scars from forming.

How do you break up scar tissue in tendons?

To break down scar tissue we first lubricate the affected area with baby oil, lotion, or vitamin E oil. Then we’ll perform different massage techniques including cross friction massage and myofascial release which help improve the alignment of collagen fibers and improve movement.

Why does cross friction massage work?

Transverse friction massage (also known as cross-friction and cross-fiber massage) is a technique that promotes optimal collagen healing by increasing circulation and decreasing collagen cross-linking, thus decreasing the formation of adhesions and scar tissue.

What is the Maitland approach?

The Maitland® Approach is a diagnostic technique considered a cornerstone of modern day Orthopedic Manual Therapy for treatment of both Spinal and Peripheral conditions, and uses primarily the assessment and treatment of the patient’s signs and symptoms to develop an effective treatment plan.

What is Maitland?

“The Maitland Concept of Manipulative Physiotherapy [as it became to be known], emphasises a specific way of thinking, continuous evaluation and assessment and the art of manipulative physiotherapy (“know when, how and which techniques to perform, and adapt these to the individual Patient”) and a total commitment to …

What is the difference between Ppivm and Paivm?

* PPIVMS: Determine the direction of a Rotational hypomobility that coincides with the direction (left or right) of the movement diagnosis. * PAIVMS: Perform Unilateral P-‐A’s on the ipsilateral side of the rotation.