Albert Atienza Meseguer, CÃ©sar FernÃ¡ndez-de-las-PeÃ±as, Jose Luis Navarro-Poza, CleofÃ¡s RodrÃguez-Blanco and Juan JosÃ© BoscÃ¡ Gandia
The aim of this study was to compare the immediate effect, on pain threshold, following a single treatment of tender points in the upper trapezius muscle involving a classical and a modified application of the strain/counterstrain technique. The modified application of the technique included a longitudinal stroke during the application of strain/counterstrain. The results suggest that strain/counterstrain was effective in reducing tenderness of tender points in the upper trapezius muscle, however, the application of a longitudinal stroke during the strain/counterstrain did not influence the effectiveness of the classical description of the technique.
Clinical Chiropractic, Volume 9, Issue 3, September 2006, Pages 112-118