Introduction to clinical Posturology

Introduction to clinical posturology by P.M. GAGEY, J.B. BARON, N. USHIO [ Agressologie, 1980 , 21, E: 119-123 (Reproduced with authorisation)] Definition Clinical postural syndromes are defined by a systematic grouping of the postural hypertonicity (Gagey, 1974 a), one should find it: ® on all an axial hemimusculature: muscles of vertebral groove and oculomotor muscles of the same side, and ® on all distal hemimusculature: extensor and abductor muscles of the superior and inferior limbs of a single side. Except this systematisation, Read More …

Brief history of Posturology

Posturology is the study of posture. It is an unconventional methodology based on neurophysiology. It originated in France around 1960, by Jean-Bernard Baron, a French neurophysiologist, who created the ISPGR (International Society for Postural and Gait Research). The ISPGR is still in existence and organizing international courses and lectures on fundamental posturology. A world renowned, Read More …

Do your knees hurt?

Have you ever thought why do we have kneecaps? The patella (Kneecap) is a small bone located in front of your knee joint — where the thighbone (femur) and shinbone (tibia) meet. It acts like a fulcrum between the quadricep muscles and the tibia. The ends of the bones in the knee joint are covered Read More …