Postgraduate Degree in Mézières MethodUniversitat Internacional de Catalunya
Price on request
- Higher Secondary
- Barcelona (Spain)
- 210 hours of class
What you'll learn on the course
Diaphragm and Breathing
Anterior Interior Chain
1. Basic principles of the Mézières Method
1.1. History and evolution of myofascial chains
1.2. The posterior muscles form a chain that tends towards hypertonicity and retraction.
1.2.1. Muscular tension balance: dynamic and static. The concept of chains.
1.2.2. Anatomical concepts: from analytical to global
1.3. Lordosis moves. The principle of deformity
1.3.1. Mobility of lordosis: the concept of globality
1.3.2. Relationship between the limbs and the spine
1.4. Diaphragmatic block and concurrent hyperlordosis
1.4.1. Breathing and inspiratory block
1.4.2. The diaphragm and the anterior interior chain
1.5. Positions of the head and their relationship to the torso
1.5.1. Balance of the cervicocephalic system
1.5.2. Thoracic deformities
1.6. A priori antalgic reflex
1. Clinical examination using the Mézières Method and digital biometrics analysis
2. The cervicocephalic system. Pathomechanics.
3. Respiratory and posture typologies
4. Neuromuscular physiology: analysis of myofascial behaviour
5. Proprioception and posture. Neuroplasticity.
6. Analysis of myofascial chains
7. Typologies and psychobehavioural drive
8. The lumbar-pelvic-femoral complex
9. Biomechanics and the pathophysiology of the sacroiliac joint. The concept of globality.
10. Study of the foot and its role in statics
11. Pathologies of the knee. Dysmorphisms, patellofemoral syndrome. The global approach.
12. Pathologies of the upper limb. The shoulder and globality.
13. The temperomandibular joint: its role in posture and relationship to the myofascial chains
14. Lumbar postural control. Abdominal posture work. Rebalancing pressure and perineum incidence.
15. Morphostatic change and pathologies of the dorsal and lumbar vertebrae
17. Gestures, awareness and movement
18. The Mézières Method: limits and indications
A) MORPHOSTATIC EXAMINATION AND EXTENSIBILITY
Analysis and clinical evaluation of:
- Bipedal morphostatics
- Extensibility of the myofascial chains
- Analytical and global articular imbalance
- Movement and gesture
- Body awareness
- Digital biometrics. New technologies.
B) OBSERVATION OF COMPENSATORY AND NEUROMUSCULAR MECHANISMS
1. Analysis of compensations and their relationship to myofascial retraction
2. Palpatory anatomy:
2.1. Articular position
2.2 Muscle tone
2.3 Fascial restriction
2.4 Myofascial extensibility
3. Brain plasticity. Awareness and integration of a new body map.
4. Proprioceptive realignment in statics and gesture
C) POSTURE REALIGNMENT
1. Active myofascial stretching: global posture
Stretches for the myofascial chains involved in morphostatic imbalances
Posture re-education through symmetrical work while lying down (supine position) and upright (sitting and standing)
Respiratory balance. Predominance of the myofascial chains and respiratory typologies. The concept of form/function improvement.
2. Manual therapy techniques associated with posture re-education: myofascial therapy, neuromuscular techniques, articular adjustment, etc.
3. Spiral dynamics work with the limbs and rhythmic waist movements
D) MORPHOSTATIC CHANGES AND PATHOLOGY
1. The craniosacral system
1.1. Degenerative processes of the spine (arthrosis, hernias, spondylosis, etc.)
1.2. Spinal deviations (hyperlordosis, flat-back syndrome, scoliosis, etc.)
1.3. Rheumatic diseases (Scheuermann's Disease, spondyloarthrosis, inflammatory diseases, etc.)
1.4. Vertebral pain (cervicobrachialgia, lumbalgia, dorsalgia, etc.)
1.5. Temporomandibular dysfunction: global implications.
1. Upper extremities
Tendinopathy and myofascial imbalance. Subacromial syndrome.
1. Lower extremities
Axes changes and degenerative processes (varus/valgus, flexum/recurvatum, patellofemoral syndrome, gonalgia, coxarthrosis, etc.)
Foot conditions/changes (metatarsalgia, hallux valgus, flat foot, high instep, etc.)
E) INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP PRACTICAL WORK
1. Specific techniques practice in pairs
2. Treatment of individual cases
3. Practical workshops on specific cases
4. Practical evaluations throughout the course