Myofascial Chains Therapy Method
What is Posture?
Posture can affect the body in many different ways. Science has defined posture as “the outcome of the overall position of the joints adopted to balance the skeletal segments against gravity in a given position, serving as a basis for movement and non-verbal communication, maintained by the connective tissue and muscles under the control of the nervous system.” Thus, it is possible to understand by this definition that a faulty posture can produce joint problems, muscular problems, neural problems (mainly a blockage on peripheral nerve paths and proper nerve condition), and even emotional problems!
How to treat posture?
Many postural treatments methods use muscle stretching or strengthening in order to obtain postural correction. The general idea is to stretch the shortened agonist and to strengthen the weak antagonist. However, real bodies do not work like that. Real bodies work with long synergies, that I call Chains. Other therapies treat the fascia aiming to correct the posture, which is great. However, it is a no brainer to release the whole body in order to get a better posture, but very time consuming. The whole idea is: Which area to treat?
What are Myofascial Chains or Postural Chains?
For the brain there are no biceps. There is the body and there is movement. The brain acts as a whole to achieve a specific movement towards a goal. For the many tasks the body has, such as sitting, walking, standing, there are patterns of muscles mainly used. These patterns form a way of myofascial lines through the body. These muscles and fascia usually work in synergy. Thus, if someone stretches a muscle, usually, that stretch affect other muscles of the same line, like a chain reaction. That’s why a Postural fault on one feet can alter the skull and vice-versa.
What is Postural Chains Therapy Method?
Postural Chains Therapy Method or PCT is a fundamental technique in the treatment of many postural and spinal problems, by aligning the muscular chains.
Why take Postural Chains Therapy course?
Dr. Joe Rosario has created ways to treat the chains using some Yoga Postures. He has been teaching PCT for more than 20 years worldwide. This is the best-proven method to do Chain Stretch Exercise or to stretch the whole chain at once. The brain alters the “neutral” posture to a bad one based on daily stressors. This type of exercise explains to the brain a new neutral position for the body. It is as a neural “IT” technique to improve body posture as a whole. “Whole” is the brain’s language. This course worths credit for a Brazilian Specialization Course in Posture. POSTURAL CHAINS THERAPY COURSE CONTENT:
- Introduction to MYofascial Chains,
- Palpatory Anatomy;
- Neurophysiology of Posture;
- Physiology of connective tissue and Pompage;
- Muscular Physiology;
- Pathophysiology of static retraction and shortening;
- Radiology – RX,
- Tomography and Resonance;
- Postural diagnosis;
- Auxiliary mechanical resources;
- Choice of Posture.
- Personal experience of chains;
- Postural evaluation and diagnosis;
- Posture Installation;
- Auto Posture;
- Full service;
- Review and Supervision;
- Postural changes;
- Upper limbs;
- Functional diagnosis;
- Open-angle (standing, lying down);
- Closed-angle (standing, sitting);
- Lower members;
- Suggestions and questions.
Dr. Joe Rosario, PhD.
Professor, Creator of the Method
Physiotherapist graduated from the Federal University of São Carlos, Master’s degree from USP Medical School, Ph.D. from UNIFESP. Postdoctoral degree in Behavioral Medicine. Specialist in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Osteopathy. He defended a master’s thesis comparing Segmented Stretching and Myofascial Chains Therapy. He studied the relationship between Posture and Emotions in his Ph.D. thesis. Click here to full bio
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