Hypertonic Release – Head, Neck, Torso

In by Brad Tipper

Hypertonic Release – Head, Neck, Torso

This final unit on muscle hypertonicity further extends your skill level in this arena. You will work with specific muscles of the torso, head and neck, working in a gentle passive manner similarly to PNF but with the added safety factor of precision muscle testing.

The study of hypertonic muscle release can enable you to safely and comfortably help athletes and other clients who have muscles that will not release when they need to.

You will be able to teach clients the use of basic self-correction exercises for these muscles, apply hypertonic muscle release in education, identify priority hypertonic muscle using alarm points, use a surrogate person and surrogate muscles to correct muscle reactivity, correct and balance hypertonicity in muscles in the context of their specific goals, describe muscle structure and proprioceptive function.

Elements of learning:

  • Hypertonic muscle release
  • Priority hypertonic muscle
  • HMR and goals
  • Surrogate
  • Application of hypertonic muscle release
  • Utilise all techniques learned to date within the PKP Balancing Protocol


  • HMR301