How Do Shoes Affect Your Posture?

How Do Shoes Affect Your Posture?

A new video has been published in the The Godi Method® YouTube Channel!

If you are curious to discover how shoes affect your posture, check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXrbQ05m-58

This video raises your awareness of the impact your shoes make your posture. It may change the way you choose the shoes you are going to wear. It will give you the elements needed to identify how each pair of shoes modifies your posture, so you can be more mindful of your choice of shoes.

In this Godi Method® video, the postural alignment expert Claudia Godi compares a client posture when barefoot with her posture when wearing 3 different types of shoes. Claudia Godi identifies the modifications on the frontal plane taking into consideration the back of the body. Then from the side view, Claudia Godi identifies the postural modifications on the sagittal plane. In her analysis, Claudia considers muscle tension (increasing or decreasing  muscle tension in the body) and posture (changes to the client’s posture, such as anteversion or retroversion of the pelvis, rotation of the knees, shoulder elevation, etc).

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

THE GODI METHOD® WORKSHOP at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.

The Godi Method® workshop “Optimizing Exercise Through Postural Alignment” is now at the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, New York City.

The workshop will take place on December 12th, 2015 and it is part of the Professional Continuing Education classes. Check this link to find out more…

https://online.swedishinstitute.edu/all-classes/optimizing-exercise-through-postural-alignment;jsessionid=8A9141A777FB8C8F5AF8CA468E3373A7.jvm1
Pre-registration is required and can be done online via the Continuing Education website, www.swedishce.com, as well as by phone, email or in person. Please contact the Continuing Education department at (212) 924-5900 x 146 or at ce@swedishinstitute.edu.

The Mézières Method

The Mézières Method

About the Mézières Method

The Mézières method is based on the understanding that most individuals with back pain and other alignment issues (except those that are congenital or caused by fracture) are actually the victims of excess muscle tone in groups of muscles, which Mézières called “muscular chains”. These muscles are banded together in a chain-like manner in which they overlap like tiles on a roof, and therefore each muscle chain behaves as a single unit.
There are four muscular chains in our bodies, the main one being the posterior chain situated at the back, running from head to feet. Although made of several muscles, muscular chains always behave like a single unit. They typically end up becoming too tight and too short, which means they harbor too much muscle tone. The shortening and stiffening of the muscular chains distorts and twist us in any number of different ways. Our bodies attempt to resist this shortening through compensations, which provoke sideways bending and rotations of the spine and unnatural rotations of the limbs. These compensations inevitably cause pain and malfunction and inhibit natural movement.
The Mézières method addresses the primary cause of our muscular-skeletal problems and is among the most efficient and lasting approaches for treating back pain and other muscular-skeletal pain.

About Françoise Mézières

Françoise Mézières (1909-1991) was a French physiotherapist and teacher of anatomy who developed the Mézières method. Ms. Mézières was teaching and practicing classical physiotherapy until 1947 when, while treating a patient crippled by pain and distortions, she made the empirical discoveries that were to completely change her understanding of body mechanics. The Mézières method is used by certified physical therapists and personal trainers around the world.