Posturology is relatively new to Canada, with only a limited number of trained practitioners. It is used more widely in France and Italy where many studies have been conducted. We learned our posturology assessment techniques from Dr. Bernard Bricot (one of the top acupuncturists and orthopedic surgeons in Europe), and Dr. Michel Joubert, a top podiatrist and Level IV C.H.E.K. practitioner from Trois Riviere, Quebec.
Core Essentials uses Osteopaths and Osteopathic students that have studied under Guy Voyer, MD, DO. Dr. Guy Voyer from France is a world renowned expert on the fascia of the body and teaches at many schools in both Europe and Canada. Сайт Dr. Guy Voyer http://www.guyvoyer.com/eng/index.h
http://www.chokashvili.spb.ru/ - Одним из важных разделов остеопатической диагностики сколиозов является постуральное обследование пациента. Постурология изучает механизмы поддержания человеком определенной позы и обеспечения равновесия тела. Постурология как наука появилась около 30 лет назад. Крупнейшими современными учеными в этой области, разработавшими многие методики обследования и оценки полученных данных, являются Р.-М. Gagey (Франция) (http://pmgagey.club.fr/Strasbourg-a.ht
Книга того же Pierre-Marie GAGEY Posturologie: Régulation et dérèglements de la station debout de Pierre-Marie Gagey, Bernard Weber, Collectif, et H Martins da Cunha (Broché - 10 février 2005) http://www.amazon.fr/Livres/s?ie=UT
Книга испанца-постуролога Brian A. Rothbart Forever Free From Chronic Pain: The Pain Sufferer's Guide to Getting Your Life Back http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Free-Chro
Короче: есть три школы постурологии:
1) В Штатах. Учат неизвестно чему
2) Французская (во Франции и в Канаде). Используют корректирующие стельки и акупунктуру.
3) Испанская. Вышла из французской. Используют только корректирующие стельки.
What Doctors Don't Tell You. Back Pain: The dangers of surgery. Epidurals and back pain. http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.a
Epidural anaesthesia for pain relief during childbirth and for outpatient 'awake' surgery has been found to cause a high incidence of long-term back pain.
A groundbreaking study by the UK's University of Birmingham Medical School (BMJ, 7 July, 1990) showed that nearly a fifth (18 per cent) of women with epidural anaesthesia during labour reported long-term backache - twice the number who report backache after labour. The report concluded that of every hundred women who have an epidural during labour, eight will `develop long-term backache as a direct consequence.'
The findings of the Birmingham study were backed by a more recent study (BMJ, 15 May 1993) and a study done by the National Childbirth Trust (Some Women's Experiences of Epidurals, a descriptive study, The National Childbirth Trust, 1987).
The NCT study and the published medical studies suggest that the problem is a postural one - women can remain in a potentially damaging position, often for some hours, without knowing it. Nevertheless, people given epidurals for other reasons, including pain relief, also suffer backache. In a study of 9000 patients given epidurals for surgery other than childbirth, one in 50 complained of backache afterward. Pauline was given an epidural during a ` routine bladder operation:' After a series of subsequent operations to relieve the problems caused by the first, she was left in incapacitating pain - a situation later diagnosed as LSAA.
This isn't surprising considering the postmortem findings of 10 patients who'd had postoperative epidurals (Anaesthesia, 1990; 45: 357-61). All 10 had evidence of 'non-specific epidural inflammatory reactions', and seven patients showed signs of epidural infection - a recipe for spinal trauma. No similar pathology was found in a control group which did not have epidural catheters. Other studies show that a fifth of those getting epidurals have `contamination' (Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1977; 56: 222-5).
Dr Christine MacArthur, the senior research fellow who conducted the Birmingham study, says there is virtually no investigation of the long-term problems associated with spinal anaesthesia. One study (JAMA, 161: 586-91) showed long-term back problems with spinal anaesthetic (in which the anaesthetic is injected right through the spinal membranes), but that was in 1956, and no one has really looked at it since.
Copyright © 1993 1993 What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 4, Issue 8)
Posturology takes into consideration 4 body parts that we call "sensors"
The foot, more precisely, the skin of the foot stabilizes us with the ground and provides vertical stability, which is necessary for us to perform any kind of motor task.
The eye muscles are on level with the horizon. They allow you to see straight ahead so that you can, again, perform any motor task efficiently.
As well, the position of your jaw and the state of your skin will intervene in how you brain manages the input so it can prepare the output.
Posturology is the most efficient tool in my arsenal. It helps me achieve long lasting results in patients that have often, as they say, tried everything! It offers permanent correction of the body in order to create the kind of shifts needed to actually correct the problem, instead of managing it.
1. The Goal of Posturology
The goal of Posturology is to optimize the body in two ways:
• Increase general body stability;
• Correct any postural asymmetry leading to compensatory patterns.
2. Postural insoles
Once a compensatory pattern has been present for more than a year, the foot and tissues (fasciae) of the lower extremity have adapted and are now in that compensatory pattern. The foot can adapt to a problem coming from above or create one and project it upwards, as with an ankle sprain.
Either way, if this has been going on for a year, the foot will need to be corrected with postural insoles since the foot has adapted and is fixed in this faulty position.
These insoles work in two ways:
• They act on the skin;
• They act on the muscle.
The insoles stimulate the skin of the foot with a frequency resonator of 90H. The resonator is made up of two metals that create the frequency. This frequency has been shown to be the optimal in stimulating the skin. Skin receptors inform the brain and spinal cord on the body’s position is space. An increase in the sensitivity of the skin, accomplished by the insoles means an increase in the amount of sensory information for the brain and spinal cord to process. The postural and movement decision process is, therefore, more appropriate. The insoles decrease postural sway, making the body more stable and allowing it to resist the pull of gravity more economically.
The insoles also work on the muscle via very small lifts (no more than 3mm in height). These induce postural shifts to correct asymmetries with the foot and to shift the centre of gravity to where it belongs.
These insoles have been proven to work in published scientific studies in serious neuroscience journals. To this day, there are 6000 health professionals using these insoles in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Germany, Canada and the USA.
Usually the results are immediate and long lasting so follow ups are no more than 3 per year.
We will be in NYC September 12-14, 2010 and if you wish to make an appointment with Dr.Bricot, the cost for a consultation is $550 and $450 for the postural insoles.
Because of high demand we have very little room to offer, as such, would you be so kind to advise us at your earliest convenience if you are interested. All amounts must be paid before hand to guarantee your appointment.
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