Program

1. First week: Introduction and General Topics


Monday
  • Introduction to general topics
  • Method's principles
  • Hegemonies of motor coordination in the field of RPG
  • Biometry of spine and pelvis
  • Analysis of muscle's retractions, observation and palpation
  • Hands-on session: how to evaluate and understand patients posture, initiation in specific examination - the first part of our diagnosis
Tuesday
  • General principles of RPG
  • Physiology of tonic muscles
  • How to integrate these principles in our treatment
  • Definition of motor coordination chains
  • The choice of therapeutic exercise, the assessment board for selection of treatment
  • Hands-on session: postural assessment using the board
Wednesday
  • Spinal anatomy
  • Tonic spinal muscles and tonus physiology
  • Explanation of the first posture, supine posture with legs in the floor with arms closed, for the major anterior chain
  • Posture demonstration
  • Hands-on session:
  • 1. self-posture under monitors supervision
  • 2. practice of supine posture exercise for major anterior chain treatment
Thursday
  • Explanation and practical demonstration of posture for the major posterior muscular chain: the sitting posture
  • Biomechanics and strategy explanation
  • Posture demonstration
  • Hands-on session:
  • 1. self-posture under monitors supervision
  • 2. practice of posture aiming hip angle closure for the treatment of major posterior chain
Friday
  • Automatic defence mechanism in static coordination
  • Assessment board review
  • Treatment with a patient presenting a morphologic spinal disorder
  • Hands-on session:
  • 1. the diagnosis
  • 2. a full treatment with both hip angle opening and closure

2. Second Week: Thorax and Cervical Spine

Monday
  • Breathing biomechanics, analysis of ventilation mechanisms
  • The importance of ventilation reserve in exercise physiology
  • Respiratory phases
  • Rib cage pilotage
  • Maneuvers for the diaphragm muscle
  • Practical demonstration
  • Hands-on session:
    • 1. Maneuvers for the diaphragm muscle
    • 2. Biomechanic analysis of static function during stretching
Tuesday
  • Pain management strategies in painful situations
  • Analysis of supine posture with legs in the air, arms closed
    • 1. cervical spine biomechanics
    • 2. muscular chains analysis
  • treatment of a patient presenting neck pain disorder
  • posture demonstration
  • Hands-on session: posture practice
Wednesday
  • Neck
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Cervical and cranial diagnosis
    • 1. static disorders
    • 2. pain and movement dysfunctions
  • Observation and palpation of the neck
  • Hands-on session: Observation and palpation of the neck: marks and references
Thursday
  • Explanation of cervical corrections maneuvers
  • Cervical dysfunctions
  • How to treat
    • 1. static imbalances
    • 2. pain syndromes
  • Demonstration of a treatment with a patient presenting cervical dysfunction
  • Hands-on session: cervical treatment
Friday
  • Scoliosis: biomechanics and physiopathology
  • Demonstration of scoliosis treatment
  • Hands-on session: scoliosis treatment practice

3. Third Week: Lower Limbs and Pelvic Girdle

Monday
  • The pelvis, sacroiliac joints
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Explanation of the standing posture against the wall, aiming to hip angle opening in the major anterior muscle chain
  • Posture demontration
  • Hands-on session: posture practice
Tuesday
  • Hip
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Explanation of the standing posture, exercise in the standing position aiming to hip angle opening in the major anterior muscle chain
  • Treatment of a patient presenting disorders at:
    • 1. hip
    • 2. sacroiliac joint
    • 3. low back
  • Posture demonstration
  • Hands-on session:
    • 1. posture practice
    • 2. leaning against the wall posture review
    • 3. evaluation board
  • Review and synthesis
  • Clinical applications
Wednesday
  • Knee
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Live treatment of a patient suffering from a knee pathology
  • Demonstration of feet stabilization techniques
    • 1. preparation of plantar support
    • 2. foot maneuvers before global work
    • 3. the passive tension before active stretching work
  • Hands-on session: practice of feet maneuvers
Thursday
  • Introduction to the Ballerina standing posture, in hip angle closure for the major posterior chain
  • Biomechanics and pathologies concerned in this posture
  • Comparison with the other hip angle closure postures, specificities
  • Lumbar, hip, knee, ankle or foot disorder treatment
  • Hands-on session: ballerina practice
Friday
  • Foot
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Treatment
  • Explanation and demontration of different postures aimed to the lower limb
    • 1. Supine postures
    • 2. Sitting postures
  • Hands-on session: practice and review of all posture versions

4. Fourth Week: Upper-limb

Monday
  • Shoulder Girdle
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Justification of upper limbs adduction during posture
  • Treatment of patient presentinf shoulder or arm disorders
  • Hands-on session:
    • 1. observation of retractions in the shoulder girdle
    • 2. re-equilibration, the fourth column of the evaluation board
    • 3. the evaluation board, large review
Tuesday
  • The scapulo-humeral joint
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Justification for upper limb abduction during supine postures
  • Review of the second and fourth lines of the evaluation board
  • Treatment demonstration
  • Hands-on session: practice of postures with arms opened
Wednesday
  • The pelvic diaphragm
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
  • Breathing sequences, review
  • Explanation of the fourth breathing sequence
  • Cervical spine (macro and micro) review
  • Treatment
  • Ovarian and uterus maneuvers
  • Hands-on session:
    • 1. Ovarian and uterus maneuvers
    • 2. Cervical spine (review)
Thursday
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management techniques
  • Treatment
  • Hands-on session:pain management techniques
Friday
  • The evaluation board
  • Integration techniques
    • 1. in static function
    • 2. in dynamic function
  • Arm, elbow, forearm and hand
    • 1. Anatomy and biomechanics
    • 2. Physiopathology
    • 3. Individual needs
  • Treatment
  • Conclusions to complete basic course