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Orthokinesy – Kinepody

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Orthokinesy-Kinepody is a propriocetive therapy which is based on the manipulation of the human body in its natural state of posturaI dynamic tension.
This method is safe and allows to release efficiently losses of joint and tissue mobility. The manipulation can be performed from the surface to the tissue depth.

Orthokinesic manipulation differs from other manipulative technics (osteopathy,chiropractic … ) by its action on a body in full tension. Manipulations are practiced while the patient is standing and moving (trampling,walking, … ).lt is mainly used in standing position (postural and dynamic), but it can also be used in positions which recreate natural tensioning
(supine and sitting position).
The therapist masters a precise movement, which is applied in continuity and with fluiditywith the tissues. This method is perceived by the brain of the patient as a readjustment of tissues throughout their path during the action.
Orthokinesic manipulation includes the body in its entirety, it focuses on the feet, legs, pelvis, viscera, spine, thorax, upper limbs and skull.
This manipulation is fast and stimulates all proprioceptive tissues (from superficial to deep: skin, fascia, muscle, ligament, bone). In general, only one session is enough to release joint and tissue losses of mobility. Several sessions may be needed to ensure a prolonged cortical proprioceptive anchorage.

Orthokinesy-Kinepody is also a method that strongly emphasizes the research of mechanical causes that disrupt the body homeostasis. For this reason, a detailed postural and dynamic analysis of the human body is a priority. The examination of choice, named kinepodic is a dynamic postural examination which includes postural orthostatic and orthodynamic analysis, osteopodic and feet orthodynamic analysis, orthofunctional analysis of the temporomandibular joints, and oculomotor analysis.

The main objective of this method is, as its name suggests (ortho =straight, kine =movement), to recover a physiological tissue and joint dynamics that persists over time. That is why this method can combine stimulation by manual manipulation with stimulation by active therapeutic tools (based on the patient’s deficiencies). The therapeutic tools used by the Orthokinesist-Kinepodist are the active kinepodic insole, active oral orthosis, and the active ocular board.

The orthokinesist-Kinepodist insists on the proprioceptive and dynamic stimulation of the feet, temporomandibular joints and eyes, because they are the main organs which create postural tensions. The feet are, logically, the organs that have the greatest importance because the whole body rests on them. A poor foot function can be the source of a dynamic postural imbalance by an action in rising chain. The jaws and eyes are also likely to cause dynamic postural disorders in descending chain. Moreover, they are often e cause of a bad position of the head in the space.
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Training tends to answer the following questions:
– Our feet, misused foundations? Can we suffer from lesions in chain rising? How to check it? What are the disruptive elements a static joint disorder, and I or a disorder of muscle function in dynamic and I or a proprioceptive deficiency?

-Wearing plantar orthotics, for or against? When is it useful? Passive or active? And when can it be a necessity? In everyday life and I or in sports activities? Preventive effect of passive orthotics or brainwashing?

– Footwear, good or bad? What criteria to follow? Do the current shoes go in the same direction as research on the foot physiology?
Do they really have a preventive role? On the short term and the long term? In daily life or in sport? Can the shoe be a therapeutic element and/ or a disruptive element?

-Walking and running barefoot, is this helpful or madness? In what cases should we recommend it or proscribe it?What ground and what type of feet are not recommended? And what are the limits? Is the difference in performance between a black man from the South and a white man from the North due to walking barefoot?

-How to prevent sports injuries? Why do our patients stiffen more and more? Is muscle proprioception deficient? Is this the result of a real physical inactivity? Is this also true in the high-level athlete? How to react to stretching?
– Posture or dynamic? Is a corrected posture enough to improve the dynamics? Or is it rather the dynamic correction which governs a good posture? Or are they two elements to correct separately?

-Childhood and development by ascending chain? Are injuries in adults the consequence of bad habits inculcated in our society? Is the footwear suitable? Should we support the feet of our children from the earliest age?-Childhood and development by descending chain? ls the modern diet the cause of orthodontic disorders? Is it a good thing to treat by passive orthodontics? At which age can an appropriate treatment start? Is a strong maxillofacial muscle structure a necessity? Can physiotherapy have a preventive role?

-The elderly person and its limits of treatment? Passive, active or comfort orthopedic treatments? Is it an age issue? How do you improve their balance and walking? Are shoes of the third age really designed according to their physiology?

How to avoid postural ankylosis? Can the partial or total absence of teeth cause postural changes?
-Can temporomandibular imbalance and oculomotor disorder be a significant source of descending les1ons? How to check it and correct it? Can migraines and chronic neck pain be the consequences of a temporomandibular disorder and I or an oculomotor disorder?

Can we play a preventive role?
– Does the dynamic manipulation provide a greater efficiency? How to act on deep lesions and how to release their tensions manually?

Can tissue correction in movement make a more lasting effect over time? Can body proprioception in movement be improved?
Is it wiser to treat an injury in a static or dynamic supine position? What can dynamic therapy provide to health professionals?

-Can the analysis of the human body in motion bring a great deal more? What should we analyze? How to tell the difference with the world of commerce Launching this new fashion? Is it a movement and I or a joint position that should be analyzed? Which analysis tools are relevant? -Is a collaboration between health professionals possible? How to work within the limits of professional competence? When and why send our patients to other health professionals?

Tools of active rehabilitation
-Postural reeducation through dynamic balancing.
-Readjustment and correction of the body dynamics in movement.
-Research of the postural dynamic causes,
-Innovative tools for rehabilitation (insoles, gutters, … ).
-Dynamic active rehabilitation: maxillofacial (TIVIJ), podal, oculomotor, tissue.
-Create your Kinepod clinic (optional).