oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Treatment of soft tissue injuries: the facts about frictions
|Article Title||Treatment of soft tissue injuries: the facts about frictions|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Author||Craig A. Smith|
|Publication Date||Jun 1991|
|Pages||19 - 21|
|Keyword(s)||Fibrous scarring, Flexibility, Ligament sprains, Massage technique, Muscle strains, Tendon lesions, Tendonitis and Tenosynovitis|
The treatment of soft tissue injuries by deep transverse frictions (DTF) has been looked upon by various medical practitioners with a certain degree of circumspect. Although most physiotherapists and a few physicians stringently advocate its use, there are still those who are ignorant to its benefits. This paper attempts to bring to attention the expediency of DTF by providing a short overview of how the technique achieves its curative effect.
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