Postural Reconstruction Therapy

Postural reconstruction therapy refers to a physiotherapy approach which aims at normalizing muscular tone and thereby restoring functional movement.  The therapy is based on the Mezières Method developed by physiotherapist Francois Mezières in 1947.  The method itself “is designed to find out in the general imbalance of our whole musculature the contracted or shrunken muscles, to work those muscles in their pathological expressions with a view to relaxing their tensions and restoring their initial lengths so that the body regains its harmonious form.”  In essence, the therapist checks for deformations and alterations of the spine and limbs as they relate to the tension in the body muscles and rebalances that muscle tone.

Typically a session will be about 1 hour long.  The therapist works with the client who executes specific movements and breathing with the objective of releasing the tension in the targeted muscles.  The client is very much a participant in this type of therapy.  The set of movements is specifically designed to fit each client’s unique postural condition and needs.   Muscle tone and posture are improved, pain is relieved, and overall function is improved.

Postural reconstruction therapy is beneficial for but not limited to the following conditions:  back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, carpel tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, TMJ, rehabilitation after injury.


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