GDS® Thoracic-Pelvic Region

Active bodyPresented by Mr Bernard Valentin and Ms Cristina Fritzen this course focuses on the application of the GDS® Method in association with the thoracic and lumbar spines and pelvis.

Theoretical considerations covered include;

  • The point of view of the G.D.S.® Method of the articular and muscular chains with the postural and psycho-corporal typologies.
  • The global postural physiology in the statics and dynamics with the respiratory and perineal rhythmicity. The topography of the myofascial chains in the thoracic-pelvic region facilitates postural and dynamic reflex breathing during walking and running.
  • Postural typologies and their impact on respiratory and pelvic rhythmicity.
  • The alternation between thoracic and abdominal pressures and their influence on visceral functions.

Thoracic-pelvic pathologies covered include;

  • Low back pain
  • Referred pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Respiratory pathologies (asthma, emphysema, post-Covid syndrome) and their impact on the thorax, the cervical spine and the dorso-lumbar region

Practical sessions will address;

  • Global static and dynamic postural assessment according to the GDS® Method.
  • Thoraco-lumbar examination of respiratory and pelvic typologies with pelvic palpatory assessment and thoracic elasticity tests.
  • Manual therapy techniques for the thoraco-pelvic region include; fascial therapy, reflex massage, isometrics, stretching postures, passive rhythmic mobilisations, the release of articular chains, and thoracic modelling.
  • Exercise training to facilitate the diaphragmatic and perineal rhythmicity and respiratory synchronicity in relation to the "postural spinal reflex breathing".

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