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Postural Insoles: What’s the strory?

Foreword

One of the questions that I often get asked is: why doesn’t my doctor know about this? Most health-care practitioners are trained to treat one body part or condition at a time.

Doctors are trained to prescribe medication to hide or treat symptoms, while unfortunately sometimes ignoring the cause of the pain. Ophthamologists are interested in refraction disorders and in binocular vision disorders. Podiatrists are trained to cast the feet with pads that can go up to 2cm of thickness. Dentists work on the teeth and jaws without considering that the head is connected to a body, physical therapists  palpate, stretch, pull on muscles, completely oblivious to the fact that the sensitivity of a muscle is subservient to the information it is receiving from the voluntary (Pyramidal tracts) and involuntary system (Extrapyramidal system) and Chiropractics manipulates bones and subluxations which are influenced by postural asymmetries and constraints, as such, never really addressing primary subluxations.

Neurophysiology has progressed immensely over the last 100 years.  It is time that specialists realize that it is the relationship between the feet, eyes, jaws, inner ear muscle and skin that constitutes the Postural System.  It must be addressed as a whole!

Basic Principle

Humans are in contact with their environment mainly through their feet. The foot provides vertical stability and can adapt to any ascending or descending equilibrium. Once a compensatory pattern has been present for more than a year, the foot and the tissues (fasciae) of the lower extremity have adapted and are now in that compensatory pattern.


If the information coming from the base of support is uneven, it will have a direct impact on posture, muscle tension, motor output and muscle sensitivity resulting in a pathological postural adjustment that cannot be corrected by only working on a segmental level. The idea that these imbalances can be corrected through exercise, manipulation or palpation is misguided.

The Foot

The foot can decompensate posture in three ways; through the skin (by wearing wedges that are greater than 5mm), through the muscles (the sensitivity of the muscle spindles is affected through the mechanoreceptors), and biomechanically.


An articulacy constrain, such as a slight valgus (pronated) of one foot and a varus (supinated) on the other foot, will cause one side of the pelvis to rotate forward relative to the opposite side, affecting the entire kinetic chain.

The Skin

The skin is the largest organ in the body, it is the first thing that comes into contact with the world and with the ground.  The skin, is globally rich in mechanoreceptors and can relay information back to the CNS regarding pain, stretch, and pressure.  This is how you know whether you are walking on ice or on sand or on a rocky surface.


The skin of the foot just so happens to have a larger receptive field compared to the rest of the body.  It is also equipped with extremely precise skin receptors (mechanoreceptors) that are able to code changes in pressure or length variations up to 1/100th of a mm stretch (ruffini endings).



The Muscles

The muscle spindle is a sensory organ that can code changes in length and stretch and that can recognize variation in tension in the order of 3-24 grams of pressure (Messeiner). The tension of a muscle is under the influence of an voluntary and involuntary system. I think that it is interesting to note that the involuntary system is twice as numerous as the voluntary system and is unable to correct itself by itself, as it responds and executes commands of both voluntary and involuntary systems.  Strengthening exercises will help, but cannot remove the adaptation of the fascias, as such the foot will reinject the disequilibrium through ascending chains.

 

A thick pad greater than 5mm like classic orthotics will sensitize the Golgi receptors (threshold 200 grams) and trigger an inverse myotatic reflex.  This is the reason why the arch lift in classic orthotics increases every year and isto be worn for life.

Whereas a pad less than 3 mm (proprioceptive insoles) will trigger a stimulating effect of the synergetic muscles and modify the activity of the postural chains and balance them. This has been demonstrated by several studies: Magnusson-1999, André Deshays-1998, Thoumie- 1996, Diener-1984, W and Ching-1997

Postural Insoles: What’s the story?

The first thing you need to know is that researchers in Europe (Bourdiol, Bricot, Janin, Roll) have demonstrated that the skin of the foot reacts to different frequencies,  meaning that they were able to induce either a reflex and/or movement in an individual simply by stimulating the skin of the foot with a 90 Hertz frequency. This study was published in 1999 and it is from this very study that the postural insoles were born.

 

The postural insoles act on the skin, on the muscle and are bioenergetic. The postural insoles, contrary to classical insoles, do not aim to tilt the osseous bodies, rather, they trigger a stimulating effect of the flexor chains through reflex pathways.

Conclusion

Because the recalibration tools work with the nervous system, the speed at which the changes occur are very quick. We can see changes in alignment, stability and pain reduction up to 90% in the first consultation. Impressive results have also been seen in the case of serious neurological conditions such as strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkison’s Disease, Cavernous Angioma and Cerebral Palsy.   We believe the body to be one unit. We also believe that treating any one part of the body without looking at the system as a whole would be an ineffective strategy.
For more information please contact us at 877.315.8489
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Muscle strength

Can posturology make you stronger?

Strength Training

If you long believed that strength takes time to built, you have been mislead. There are different methods available to built strength through training programs but never do they speak of how posture can affect your strength gains.  Through Posturology we have been able to have our athletes break their strength records and increase their strength up to 32% in just one consultation. If you are looking to maximize your strength gains then Posturology might just be what is missing in your training regiment.

The tools

Handgrip strength testing has long been used as a tool to measure overall power and strength of muscles. Doctors, physical therapists, scientists and many other healthcare practitioners use it in clinical assessments. This is because muscular strength is very important when it comes to health and longevity.

The results

At Posturepro’s clinic, we used the dynamometer to see if we could increase a young soccer player’s overall strength. After postural corrections, the test showed that his strength increased by a whopping 26%. We are confident that his overall sports performance will be impacted and we expect a decrease in his chances of injury.

Why Posturology?

If you are looking to increase strength performance with your athletes then Posturology a great tool to add to your arsenal. Although postural imbalances are very common, they are not ideal for your body to function optimally. Humans are genetically wired to function symmetrically so that the body can move easily through space to conserve energy. Postural imbalances work against this goal and create mechanical blockages that can impact strength.

 

What is Strength?

Strength, in simple terms, is neurological output. It is electrical. It is a state that is dependent on connectivity between the executors (CNS – brain) and the effectors (muscles). In the frontal plane, a tilted shoulder compresses the brachial plexus, which in turn affects the motor output of the shoulder and arm muscles. Simply put, this imbalance can impact how much strength a muscle can develop. This invariably affects performance in key exercises, such as the bench press.

 

For example: a rotated pelvis in the transverse plane can predispose the gluteus muscles to inhibition thereby greatly affecting the amount of resistance used in an exercises like the squat.

How do we correct the foot?

A thin postural insole (not an orthotic) is used to stimulate the skin at the center reflex zone of each foot. This creates a more even foot stance on the ground and enables each foot to send the same information to the brain. Ultimately, this will also create a level pelvis and level shoulders.

Conclusion:

Postural imbalances can affect the capacity of muscles to create joint movements. In order to get stronger and faster, postural corrections must be addressed. As far as sport performance goes, there is no doubt that Posturology is the missing link. It can make the difference between being a good athlete or making it to the Olympic level.

For more information, feel free to contact me at info@posturepro.ca or call me at 877.315.8489

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Oculocephalogyric

Can scars affect your posture?

We live in this fast changing world where plastic surgery has become a trend, where procedures, such as liposuction, breast enlargements and face-lifts have become somewhat of the norm. Although these techniques can make you look and feel skinnier, younger, and prettier, they are only masking the effects and decompensation on the postural system.

Health and youth depend on how well you age. In order to age well, your postural system must be aging at the same rate. In other words, the faster your postural system ages, the faster your body will age.

Scars, for example, play an important role in pain management and biological aging. Scars can also be the cause of further compensation on top of an overcompensated body.

Why?

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is equipped with very precise mechanoreceptors that can relay information instantaneously back to the CNS regarding pain, pressure, and stretching.

Skin mechnoreceptors
A surgical scar that never fully heals can become pathological and eventually override the CNS’s communication with the muscular system. Because of the way we are neurologically wired depending on where the scar is located, it can either have an inhibitory or contraction effect, and it can even promote weight gain.

How?

A scar can decompensate posture through different neurological highways. A pathological scar located on the neck can affect the jaw position, create tightness in the neck and deceompensate eye muscles (convergence).

Oculocephalogyric

A scar on the chest can bring about a forward displacement of one’s center of gravity. It can also affect shoulder flexion and overall muscular strength.

 

Scars on the chest

A scar from a C-section can cause metabolic dysregulation. The brushing of the clothes on the abdomen and scar causes a constant adrenalin secretion which may produce diverse side effects ranging from dystonia, spasmophilia, obesity, hypertension and orthostatic hypotension.

Scars and C-section

Solution

1. If the subject has a pathological scar, the first step is to reprogram the posture.

2. Once the postural is reprogrammed, essential oils should be applied to the scars three times a week (oils made up of helichrysum, rosewood, lavender aspic, and peppermint). The goal is to make the scar less hypertrophic and retracted by pinching, pulling and kneading part of the scar. Certain anesthetic creams can be used if the scar is too sensitive (Emla pomade).

3. Infra red laser treatment can also be used twice a week for the first six weeks of treatment, followed by once a week for the period of a year.

Conclusion

Pathological scars present an obstacle to reprogramming posture, but also to all other therapies, including reflexive therapies.  They may be the root to a wide range of pathologies and often a third factor allowing for the surfacing of chronic symptoms.

For more information about scars and how they affect the postural system, please contact us at 1-877-315-8489

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Posturology with Charles Poliquin

Posturology with Charles Poliquin

The goal of Posturology is to optimize neurological input to the central nervous system by stimulating the 4 key sensory receptors (feet, eyes, jaw and skin) of the postural system.

The central nervous system is often likened to that of a central processing unit (CPU) in a computer; the system that keeps everything in the computer ordered and working properly. When just one area of the CPU begins to malfunction, over time, the whole system begins to fail, usually ending in a system shutdown. No matter how often we “reboot”, we simply cannot get the system up and running optimally until we get to the root of the problem.

The central nervous system (CNS) operates much in the same way the CPU of a computer operates. It receives information, processes it and then sends out instructions to the body. If just one of the 4 keys sensory receptors is sending distorted information or shuts down it will, over time, have an impact on how the central nervous system processes and responds to that information. Only when we get to the root of the problem can we successfully achieve the results we desire for our clients.

Today, I had the honor of not only meeting, but treating Charles Poliquin, from Poliquin Institute, at our Posturepro office in Montreal.

In the words of Charles Poliquin, “I am enthused about having the PICP students learn Posturology to get better strength gains with their athletes and their clients.”

To learn more about Posturology visit our website at: www.posturologyeducation.com or email us directly at  info@posturepro.net

 

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Asthma

Asthma and First-Rib Blockages

Asthma

Asthma

First rib blockages are extremely frequent and can be a cause of asthma. Many first- rib blockages may have been present at birth. Indeed the techniques used by obstetricians to release the baby’s shoulder could be a cause.Powerful muscles inset into the first rib notably the scalene medius and scalene anterior which insert in the scalene tubercle.

At this level upward forces are powerful compared to those exerted at the level of the intercostal muscle that uphold the ribcage. The first rib inserts on the sternum via the first costal cartilage and it’s head articulates with the dorsal vertebrae. This is the weak point. The slidest disturbance in this hinge zone could effect a subluxation of the first rib.

 

Scalenes

Generally this blockage is accompanied by a C7/T1 blockage with lateral deviation of the vertebral spinous process to the right. If this is not the case, the patient presents an exhalation blockage on the other side.

First-rib-lesion on the right side

 

After-Postural-recalibration

After-Postural-recalibration

First rib lesions scan have a linked effect via the stellate ganglion which branches off towards, esophagus, larynx, thyroid, jugular vein, carotid artery, cranial nerves, and higher formations including epiphysis (which secretes melatonin). Branches of the descending sympathetic chain stem towards the thorax, cardia of the stomach and intra-abdominal viscera.

stellate ganglion

stellate ganglion

The anatomy of the stellate ganglion sheds the light on the semiology of  asthma. Our predecessors infiltrated the stellate ganglion during asthma attacks. Asthma is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

It can be divided into 2 types:
-    Extrinsic: triggered by allergens.
-    Intrinsic: caused by extremes of feelings like laughing, crying, or contact with chemicals like cigarette smoke, aspirin, cleaning agents, or chest infection or exercises.

Either way, where posture comes into play is that breathing and getting air into the lungs is quite a mechanical feat.

The main muscle for breathing, the diaphragm, needs to contract fully to increase the volume of the thoracic cage in order for the lungs to fully fill up. Full contraction of the diaphragm necessitates optimal postural alignment of the thorax, the spine and the pelvis.

Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing

So now, imagine an individual with an anterior scapular plane. His shoulders are rounded and his abdominal muscles are shortened. How well do you think he breathes? How much do you think his diaphragm can contract?

Anterior Scapular Plane

Anterior Scapular Plane

I have seen significant change in my clinical work when studying the relationship between asthma and posture. With postural recalibration, as we are able to align the shoulders with the pelvis, we open up the rib cage and make it possible for the diaphragm to fully contract. This leads to an easier breathing cycle and more oxygen for cellular health. The end result is increased energy and vitality.

Neutral Scapular Plane

Neutral Scapular Plane

In summary: Vertigo, palpitation, cephalgias, colitis,  thoracic oppression, shoulder pain and asthma can all be linked to first rib blockages. I believe that, as we focus on the systemic causes and effect of asthma, proper treatment should include global postural reprogrammation in order to increase the mechanical leverage on breathing capacity!

Please visit this link for our seminars throughout North America

 

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Xavier and Parkinson’s disease

Posturology reduces the instability of patient living with Parkinson’s Disease

Posturology and Parkinson’s Disease for the last 15 years.

Xavier was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease fifteen years ago. The disease has mainly affected his equilibrium and as a result it has become extremely difficult for Xavier to walk without losing his balance.

Parkinson’s disease primarily affects the brain. It is a disorder characterized by degeneration in the central nervous system. The most visible symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are tremors, shaking and rigidity. Parkinson’s patients are typically described as unstable and slow-moving. The disease is often accompanied by sleeping difficulties and for some, a decrease in quality of life. The disease often becomes an impediment on daily routines and as a result certain patients may suffer from emotional issues.

Parkinson’s is also known to affect postural stability. In time, the disease begins to alter the structure of the body. The tremors, for example, which cause the muscles to continuously contract, increase muscle tone and can eventually cause joint pain. It is common for symptoms to appear on one side of the body therefore creating muscular asymmetries and eventually postural asymmetries.

Xavier came into my office regarding his instability and inability to walk without difficulty. When I first saw Xavier walking, his instability was very obvious. He walked very slowly and difficultly with a cane. He told me about his imbalance and how when he walks he continuously worries about falling over. He pleaded with me to help him with his instability.

I conducted a postural assessment on Xavier and noted several postural asymmetries. Using a podoscope to quantify his pedal stance, It was obvious that he was only putting pressure on the forefoot of his left foot, hence, affecting his gait pattern.

 

Results in one week

A week later and upon Xavier’s second visit the improvement in his walk was obvious. Xavier informed me that he experimented with walking without a cane while at home and determined that he was able to walk without it for several hours without fearing collapse. He no longer appeared to be falling over and is walking quicker and clearly with much more ease.The podoscope revealed increased pressure on the external edge and rear foot: an astonishing improvement!

 

Xavier told me how everyone close to him has noticed an improvement in his stability and how he hasn’t walked with such ease for over ten years. I will continually be monitoring his improvement and updating this site accordingly.

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch video testimonials by Xavier and another Parkinson’s patient, Diane, who now walks with less pain due to Posturology.

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Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Significantly Reduced Using Posturology

Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson's Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Medical Conditions & Symptoms : Early Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms and Posturology

Posturology is a practice that is relatively new in North America. It has been practiced in France for many years. The basis of the practice is that our eyes, feet, jaw, and skin all play a role in the positioning of the body. Any imbalances can cause pain, muscular stiffness, and decreased movement efficiency. By correcting these imbalances, the pain that results can be eliminated.

Diane, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, came to see me regarding the pain in her feet that has resulted from her condition. After conducting a postural assessment, I determined that there were several postural imbalances that if corrected could lessen or eliminate her pain.

Diane left my office in tears, shocked by the decrease in pain that occurred in just one session. A tearful phone call came the following morning, and a dancing Diane came into my office two days later.
Generally, my patients have sought help from multiple doctors without seeing any results. They have wasted their time and money on techniques and prescriptions that do not seem to help.

I treated Diane using eye exercises, postural insoles, and addressing her pathological scar and was able to decrease her pain by over 50%. I know that posturology is effective in eliminating pain and I know that we can help many people.

Do not let your schooling get in the way of your education!

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Heels

High heels and what is the ideal height?

First and foremost it is essential for one to understand the physiology of the human body during gait. In normal gait, the rear foot attacks in a talus varus, uncoiling itself on the longitudinal arch of the 5th metatarsal and ending with the taking off with the big toe.
This is what is considered a “normal” gait pattern. When adding any height to the heel (calcaneum) we are modifying the uncoiling of the rearfoot on the forefoot.
By adding any small heel height under the calcaneus, this is likely to force the movement of the foot to run faster on the forefoot. The higher the heel height the shorter the contact time on the ground, as such, walking with high heels prevents the natural unfolding of the foot and therefore limits its amplitude. The step amplitude is reduced in proportion with the height of the heel, resulting in a forward shifting of body weight on the forefoot.

If a new gait pattern is adopted for over a period of ten month, all of the fascias of the lower extremity will have adapted to this gait pattern, affecting the overall posture and making it uncomfortable for the individual to walk barefoot. These are the patient that will claim that they feel more comfortable in heels rather than flat shoes. Posturologists refer to this adaptation as a fixated foot. The muscle will maintain this cycle of compensation up to four times the amount of the compensation.

It is advisable to promote the purchase of flat shoes without heel height in order to respect the physiology of your body in motion. Favoring a flat shoe does not mean that one must totally eliminate high heels, but rather alternating in the choice of shoes.

 

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Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg Length Discrepancy: Myth or reality?



One of the most frequently cited causes of biomechanical dysfunction is leg length discrepancy (LLD). This is a condition found in more than 33.3% of the population worldwide.

This alleged problem is widely discussed in medical literature and it is re assuring to know that the attitude of the medical profession towards the “shorter leg” has evolved over the years.

After neglecting this diagnosis for years, doctors started to prescribe heel wedges for every case of tilted pelvis, and routinely, their diagnosis rested on the observation of the posterosuperior iliac spine. Although the immediate results were good, in the long term, they were disappointing.

Realizing that something was amiss, orthopedic surgeons will tell you that there is no need to correct a “shorter leg” under 1.5 to 2cm. To think that dentists work on a precision of microns…One would hope, that precision in regards to LLD, is a must!

 

Leg Length Discrepancy Measurement
Disharmonic feet

The first thing to know is that all classical measures are false: pubis to malleoli, greater trochanter to malleoli or iliac crest to malleoli. An articulacy constrain, such as a slight valgus of one foot and a varus on the other foot, will cause one side of the pelvis to rotate forward relative to the opposite side.

To assume that a difference in leg length means that there is an actual difference in the length of the bones (femur and/or tibia) is most of the time a mistake. Most often what we are seeing is an apparent, or functional LLD. This is usually the result of disharmonic feet.

 

Leg Length Discrepancy and X-Rays
The orthogonal projection in X-Rays does not take into consideration the rotary pivot and the heights of the femurs. A simple articulary constraint (asymmetrical feet) can cause an X-Ray to show a difference of several millimeters. Unless you know for certain that the length of one of your legs is different than the other, you should be skeptical of shoe lifts as the first line of treatment for injuries.

 

What should be used?
The most accurate and reliable technique of measure is frontal teleradiography of a subject in the standing position.
The angle between the feet should be of 30 degrees. The angle of the radiography tube should be of 15 degrees. And the patient should not be pressed against the plate.
To be accurate, it should be performed at a distance of 4 meters away from the body by measuring the diaphysis of each bone.
If any doubts remain with respect to possible rotations. The measurements should be from the base of the greater trochanter to the inter-condylicus incisures. Unfortunately, it is rarely done this way.

 

What are the causes of Leg Length Discrepancy ?
Leaving aside genetic and traumatic factors, the two legs should grow symmetrically. To believe that the two legs could grow at different rates would suggest that there is two different types of growth hormones. In fact, asymmetries observed in growth period are linked to postural disequilibrium described in Delpeche’s law: “ Any increased pressure on a limb will slow the growth of that limb” the opposite is also true, “any decrease in pressure will stimulate growth”.

Leg Length Discrepancy and children
In children, most cases of short leg are linked to excessive pressure on the lower limbs caused by a postural disequilibrium. It is important to be aware of your child’s posture habits, as they could be creating an imbalance that will cause them grief in the future. The first thing to do is to reprogram the postural system. By inducing permanent equilibrium, asymmetrical pressure will be reduced. When in doubt, refer to a Posturologist near you.

 

Symptoms of leg length discrepancy:
1) Meniscus ruptures
2) Herniated disk DDD
3) Lower back pain
4) Coxarthrosis (exposure of the femoral head)
7) Hip pain, always on the side of the short leg.

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Oculomotor asymmetry

Posturology and Scoliosis


What are the neurophysiological basis of the current treatments of scoliosis? There is no basis in neurophysiology for the treatments of scoliosis.  The treatment for scoliosis is purely symptomatic and is addressed with the wear of either a tutor, brace or surgery (Harrington rod). Scoliosis, which is an abnormal curvature of the spine, typically curves into a ‘C’-shape or ‘an S’-shape which can be identified by looking at the back. Since your back is curved and you tend to tilt to one side or one of your shoulders could be lower than the other, a common question pops up, “If I have poor sitting posture where I tend to lean on something, will I develop scoliosis?”.

The short answer is no.  Scoliosis does not come from any types of sports involvement, backpacks, sleeping positions, or minor leg length differences.  The most common form of Scoliosis is Idiopathic Scoliosis, which basically means cause unknown.  That means that researchers do not know what causes scoliosis.

For Posturologists, scoliosis is a pathology of the postural system.  The scapular and pelvic girdles are the buffer systems of posture and in many cases of scoliosis it seems that they have stopped playing their buffer roles at the level of the spinal cord.

Here is what we know about scoliosis;

-We do not know at what age it starts

-It is more frequent with females  (9 women for 1 man)

-If it starts before puberty it will always be a significant scoliosis

-If there is a genetic factor, the subject will have more changes of developing scoliosis than others.

-Anyone can have scoliosis

-Scientists have never identified a specific gene for scoliosis.

A recent study done by FOURNIER demonstrated that in 254 cases of scoliosis all had an ocular participation.  I think that it is interesting to note that there is no known cases of scoliosis in children that are born blind (DUBOUSSAIS).

Posturology have allowed us to demonstrated that scoliosis could be separated into two groups; the first group is where the pelvis is excluded from the scoliosis participation and the second group where the pelvis is participating in the scoliosis process.

Shown in the  below picture;

- The iliac crest does not have the same orientation;
- The Shenton lines are asymmetrical;
- And the obturator foramen  do not have an identical form.

Force plates have allowed us to measure the postural peaks of excluded and included pelvis. It is well known and understood in Posturology  that the treatment protocol with patients with scoliosis will be treated differently from the first group to the second.

-In the first case where the pelvis is participating, subjects react better to treatment, should be it through corsets, rehabilitation or techniques of postural reprogramming. With included pelvis, the Deriver de Fourier show an abnormal peak between 0.2 to 0.6.  The more important the peaks, the worse the scoliosis.

Scoliosis with included pelvis

-In the second case where the pelvis is not participating, subjects do not  react well to stretching methods.  On force plates the  Deriver de Fourier show abnormal vestibulo-spinal reflexes and peaks between 0.2 and 2,  which suggests that there probably exists a proprioceptive non-maturity.

Scoliosis with excluded excluded pelvis

When looked at in the frontal plane, subject with excluded pelvis show uneven lateral shifts of the head and thorax. Scoliosis cases with excluded pelvis are the most serious, they have the most evolutive nature in our series and are the most difficult to treat

 

Excluded-pelvis

Some authors such as Duval Beaupere believed that at the end of puberty scoliosis increased and stabilized itself.  We now know that this is untrue.  Scoliosis will continue to evolve between 0.5 to 2 degrees per year, which is the equivalent to 10 degrees over 20 years (0.5%) and 40 degrees (2%).

In term of proprioceptive maturity and scoliosis we have put a hypothesis that permits us to understand why anyone can develop scoliosis, and why subjects with heredity of scoliosis, have more changes of developing it.

-The first hypothesis is; if an asymmetry of ocular motricity (lack of convergence) of one eye exists before the age of 7 ½, there will be a delay in proprioceptive maturity and anyone can develop scoliosis.

-The second hypothesis is; only the subjects who have a heredity in proprioceptive maturity  could develop scoliosis after the age of 7 ½,  if an asymmetry of ocular motricity exists. These two hypotheses explain why it is possible for anyone to develop scoliosis before the age of 16 ½.

 

TREATMENT

1) The first treatment is Postural Recalibration ;

2) A brace should be worn for scoliosis above 35 degrees, if posture is not corrected the brace will not work well with excluded pelvis ;

3) Proprioceptive reeducation (scoliosis with excluded pelvis should NOT be stretched)  ;

4) In the future, if we are able to make the  difference between those two types of scoliosis, we will probably find a gene pathology that induces proprioception problem, with the possibility of doing prevention though Postural Recalibration and proprioceptive reeducation.

CONCLUSION
Posturologists can make valuable diagnosis and offer meaningful treatment of postural dysfunction in patients with Scoliosis. .  Force plates have shown a disappearance of abnormal peaks on the Derivier de Fournier with Postural Recalibration.  As part of a comprehensive approach to managing scoliosis, Posturologists evaluated the foot, eye, skin and bite for sensory and neuromuscular patterns of dysfunction that can be alleviated by non-surgical/non-brace treatments. In both cases of scoliosis (included or excluded) postural recalibration and proprioceptive rehabilitation are advisable.

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