Ligamentous Articular Release
Ligamentous Articular Release (LAR) is a manual therapy technique used to release tension and improve mobility in the joints and surrounding tissues. It is based on the principle that the ligaments surrounding the joints play an important role in joint stability and movement, and that tension or restriction in these ligaments can contribute to pain and dysfunction.
During a LAR treatment, the therapist will use gentle pressure and stretching techniques to release tension and restrictions in the ligaments and surrounding tissues. This can be done through direct or indirect techniques, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
LAR is used to treat a variety of conditions related to joint pain and dysfunction, including:
Neck and back pain
Ankle and foot pain
Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
LAR can also be used as a preventive measure to maintain joint health and prevent future injury. It is generally considered safe and well-tolerated by most patients, but as with any manual therapy technique, patients should always consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new treatment.