Palpation is a therapists capacity to feel what is happening in the connective tissue he or she has their hands on. This skill is both learned and practised by top therapists. This is one of the most important skills a therapist learns and is only perfected with time. Palpation guides treatment. Without knowing whats happening in the tissue there is no way of know what treatment to apply, If any. Dry needling, electro-therapy, massage, stretching, functional passive release..
The great thing about this subject these days, is that it is universally accepted that it is essential for all teams to partake in some kind of pre-season training. I biggest mistake made is a misunderstanding of what pre-season training is. It's not sitting in a gym pumping weights for 3 months or running 40 laps of a football field. Pre-season training for me comes under 3 headings. 1. Performance Enhancement 2. Injury Reduction 3. Reducing burnout and boredom Performance E