GLOBAL POSTURAL STRETCHING

GLOBAL POSTURAL STRETCHING

The key term is global.  This stretching technique can be thought of as analogous to functional training. Unlike articular pumping, myofascial stretching, eldoa and segmental strengthening, which are all very specific to a particular area of the body, GPS is used to transition from isolated work on an area of lesion to normal life.

These stretches use the facial chains of the body and biomechanics to place the body in a very specific posture that is held for 30 seconds.

There is a GPS exercise for all the joints and organs of the body, including the knee, spine, liver shoulder and diaphragm.  These stretches use the fascial chains and biomechanics of the body to put into tension and stretch all of the connections of the lesion or injury.  Its goal is to give freedom for movement and a coordinated pain-free return to sport and life in the final stage of rehabilitation.

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