AAP EDUCATION

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".