Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Postgraduate Degree in Mézières Method

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Typology Higher Secondary
Location Barcelona (Spain)
Class hours 210h
Duration 4 Months
  • Higher Secondary
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • 210h
  • Duration:
    4 Months

Are you a physiotherapist interested in your studying the Mézièrist method? French physiotherapist Françoise Mézières developed an innovative method to treat body imbalances. She invented postural re-education and was a trailblazer for global therapy methods in Europe. The Mézières Method has continued to develop since then, incorporating the scientific advances of recent years without sacrificing its essence or originality.Global physiotherapy aims to restore balance to the various myofascial chains through a personalised programme. The Mézièrist physiotherapist treats imbalances by rooting out the primary cause of an injury, correcting and monitoring the various compensatory mechanisms seen over the course of the session.After a detailed analytical and global clinical examination, posture imbalances are evaluated and a diagnosis reached as to the state of the myofascial and articular chains. The Mézières Method uses global stretching and manual, myofascial and joint mobilisation techniques in combination with specific breathing work.By evening out myofascial tension and through articular adjustment and training of the proprioceptive system that controls posture, we can achieve posture realignment and pain relief. This therapeutic approach, based on a conception of the body as a functional unit, requires the active participation of the patient, which is essential in order to firmly entrench the new body dynamics in the central nervous system.This post-graduate course is recognised by the IFGM (Instituto de Fisioterapia Global Mézières) and the AMIK (Association Mézièriste Internationale de Kinésithérapie). After successfully completing the programme, physiotherapists will be eligible for membership to the AMIF (Asociación Mezierista Iberoamericana de Fisioterapia) and will be included in the register of physiotherapists using the Mézières Method. They will also be invited to participate i

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Immaculada, 22, 8017, Barcelona, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

Myofacial Chains
Diaphragm and Breathing
Anterior Interior Chain
Head Positions
Inspiratory Block
Posterior Muscles
Anatomical Concepts

Course programme

Theoretical content:

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

16. Scoliosis

17. Gestures, awareness and movement

18. The Mézières Method: limits and indications

Practical content


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.


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


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


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.)


1. Specific techniques practice in pairs

2. Treatment of individual cases

3. Practical workshops on specific cases

4. Practical evaluations throughout the course

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