POLD method for pain treatment

The POLD method is a set of advanced techniques of scientific physiotherapy that are applied manually. Its immediate objective is to relieve pain, but above all and mainly to solve the injuries that cause it.

POLD method: what it consists of

It consists of an oscillatory mobilization, manually, in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.) and joints of the affected area, and in those others with which it is related. This oscillation causes the tissues to change their metabolism, muscles to relax and joint mobility to be released.

From this state, maneuvers are applied to readjust the joint position and regenerate the damaged areas, thus eliminating inflammation, pain and finally resolving the injury that caused it.

In most cases, between three and five sessions are needed to solve the problem, depending on whether the problem is more or less old. In very few cases it is necessary to reach 10 sessions, not even in the most complicated cases, such as herniated discs. When the pain is very chronic, such as fibromyalgia, the patient usually needs one maintenance session per month and this maintains the effects and well-being.

The POLD method is not painful, since it is a soft manual therapy, that is to say, no crunching or very painful maneuvers are performed. Even people with fibromyalgia do not feel pain when they receive it.

In addition, the treatment is affordable, since there are few sessions and the price is not high.

See also  Myofascial Release, a resolutive technique in Physiotherapy

Benefits of the POLD method

The POLD method has been shown to be effective in resolving injuries such as:

  • Herniated and protruded discs
  • Sciatica and lumbago
  • Impingement and radioculopathies
  • Muscle overload and contractures
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Arthrosis of the spine and extremities
  • Limitation of mobility and stiffness
  • Fibromyalgia

Scientific research published in the most prestigious international journals confirms the efficacy of this method in injuries such as herniated discs, where most other techniques fail.

The scientific results of this method have been presented in multiple congresses around the world. It is currently taught in Spain and Latin America as a postgraduate course in some universities, has the accreditation of the Ministry of Health as a special merit in the competitive examinations for physiotherapist and is applied by physiotherapists working with Olympic athletes in several countries and high performance athletes.