Technique of the Month Results: April 2019


Check out the RESULTS from the April 2019 Technique of the Month!

  • With no audio, 68% (42/62) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures, while 19% (12/62) indicated their 1st choice was Myofascial Release. 86% (53/62) of respondents indicated their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice was Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures.
  • With audio, 69% (25/36) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures, while 22% (8/36) indicated their 1st choice was Myofascial Release. 85% (29/34) of respondents indicated their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice was Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures.
  • 67% (24/36) of respondents indicated that they currently use Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures in their practice.


Respondents’ 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique


What did respondents have to say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures?

  • Respondents who Agreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique
    • “Easy- especially with audio.”
    • “We talked about soft tissue techniques in school but we would have called this myofascial release. actually sidelying combined (parallel and perpendicular) myofascial release…  I was so confident in my answer that I didn’t really watch it carefully to try to pick up any differences.  I don’t think I really know how ST and MFR are different.”
    • “I could barely hear/understand what the practitioner was saying in the voice over video.”
  • Respondents who Disagreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique
    • “For me the demonstration was indicative of a myofascial approach with a degree of mediate functional stretching. The demonstration was not necessarily inhibitory in nature as the video did not provide continued application of pressure to the tissues (by the practitioner’s fingers) during the demonstration. Additionally the approach would have been enhanced by use of upper arm leverage using pts arm and shoulder in conjunction with practitioner’s other arm on iliac crest ..”


Notes from the DO-Touch.NET Technical Staff

  • For those who have trouble hearing the audio, we have added closed captioning to the video. To turn on closed captioning, click on the CC symbol in the lower right area of the video screen.


Did you miss your chance to review the April 2019 Technique of the Month video? Check it out and see whether you agree that the technique demonstrated falls into the category of Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures.

Our thanks to Rafael Lam for demonstrating this Technique of the Month and to our volunteer patient, Zane Starks!


What do you think about the classification of this demonstrated technique as Soft Tissue or Progressive Inhibition of Neuromuscular Structures? Let’s talk about this below!


May 8, 2019

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