WHAT IS THE MEZIERES METHOD ABOUT
The Mézières Method is a rehabilitative technique created by French physiotherapist Françoise Mézières in 1947.
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he Mèzières Method is a scientific technique based on physic-mathematical concepts applied to the musculoskeletal system.
It is an individual rehabilitative technique with a systemic postural approach which determines functional recovery through body symmetry restoration.
The Mèzières Method individuates the cause of the symptoms in mechanical articulatory movements. Mézières studies believe that when mechanical movement conflicts are not congenital or contracted, they are caused by asymmetric shortening of the muscles.
It operates on joints through muscle strength re-education. This re-education occurs through the reduction of the opposing strength of the myofascial system (stiffness, shortening, increase of the basal tone).
The Mézières Method operates both in an analytic and systemic way: analytically in recalibrating the myofascial strengths that generate mechanical intra-articular conflict causing the symptoms, and systemically in recalibrating the myofascial factors which alter the correct postural asset.
It’s Muscle Tone…
Not a lack, as it is commonly believed, but an excess of it in some muscles (Muscular Chains).
It is this excess of muscle tone which is the cause of our musculoskeletal disorders and bad posture. There are no muscles which can lengthen our spine and untwist us.
Therefore, strengthening muscles to obtain good posture leads to more distortions and pains. Decreasing the excess of tone in the Muscular Chains and therefore giving them the slack the body needs allows for a return towards normal shape and removes the cause of most of our musculo-skeletal disorders.