British Athletics - Muscle Release for Increased Tone
In this video, Rebecca Knight (Lead Physiotherapist for Futures and WCP athletes) at British Athletics showcases the muscle release techniques she uses to ease the muscle tension on Barney, a long-jump athlete with Cerebral Palsy.
Using the Songbird Fascial Release Wax, she works her way through Barney's calf and foot muscles to ease the increased tension which is a result of his right sided hemiplegia. Muscle release sessions can also improve the output of the muscles.
Starting by lightly working through the fascia and down the tissue, Rebecca can pick up the areas of increased tone and soften them. The higher grip from the Fascial Release Wax allows her to go lighter with pressure.
This video is part of a series we will be releasing with British Athletics over the next few weeks as part of our recent partnership, aiming to provide examples of strengthening and recovery techniques used by physiotherapists at the highest level.