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Introduction ANTALGIC POSTURAL POSITION STRESS RELIEF Massage therapy specialty by Hans Albert Quistorff, L.M.P. RATIONAL: People who suffer sprain/strain injuries will assume a postural position when weight bearing to avoid pressure on nerve endings that report pain. But even more commonly antalgic postural position is determined by proprioceptor nerves that determine safe limits to protect the nervous system even though no consious pain is expressed. The postural position, held for long periods of time outside of normal anatomical posture, distresses muscles, tendon attachments to the bones, ligaments, and joint tissues involved in holding such antalgic posture. The injured person needs care for, and understanding of, the resulting secondary pain and fatigue. Appropriate active or passive positioning while not weight bearing to achieve a rest position which allows renewal of stressed tissues. Verbal instruction with passive positioning and or movement to teach the proprioceptive position of rest for patient self care. Written instruction/explanation for patient review and explanation to those supporting them in the healing process. see SELF CARE pages links home page for examples.