Diacutaneous fibrolysis, better known as crochetage, is an “instrumento-assisted” mobilisation technique. It improves mobility by releasing adhesions at the gliding planes between soft tissues (muscular, fascial, ligamentary). Hooking does not replace the hands of the therapist but is the ideal extension of the hands in areas of tissue that are difficult to reach with the fingers. The technique is applied on a meticulous palpatory assessment and very precise gestures on the part of the practitioner.
Several actions are attributed to it:
Mechanical: the hooking will help to break fibrous adhesions progressively generated between the sliding planes of the different soft tissues.
Circulatory: an increase in blood circulation and probably lymphatic circulation is noted.
Neurological: A decrease in tone has been observed in scientific studies.
The crochetage is a technique that has multiple indications both in the prevention and treatment of tendon or muscle damage for example.