oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Treatment of soft tissue injuries: the facts about frictions

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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