What is the G.D.S. muscle and articulation chains approach?
One of the approaches used to assess and treat patients is the G.D.S. muscle and articulation chains technique. It is a comprehensive method that can be utilized to treat the majority of musculoskeletal disorders. This technique combines human biomechanics, visceral connections, and psychological behavior.
According to this technique, muscle groups are classified into six functional muscle groups that are used in typical bodily motions and manifest in six forms of posture. Those groups are:
- posteromedial chain.
- posteroanterior chain.
- antero-posterior chain.
- anteromedial chain.
- postero-lateral chain.
- anterolateral chain.
Under normal circumstances, there is mutual control and balance between six sets of muscular chains that allow the body to express itself. When they work too hard, stresses or activities are repeated and extended. Pain, stress, or injury, however, causes increased muscular tension, which puts the body into an abnormally stiff position. This mechanism subsequently causes progressive joint movement difficulty. As a result, decreases freedom of movement, which we refer to as musculoskeletal dysfunction, resulting in poor postures.
The purpose of G.D.S. therapy is to determine which chain is affected and stiffened. The diagnosis includes observing these chains while standing and doing elasticity tests to determine the root cause of the problem. Because the chains complement one another. Our physiotherapist works on three chains at the same time to ensure that the therapeutic benefits are long-lasting and excellent. The G.D.S. procedures are comfortable for patients and are safe to use while pregnant.
How does the GDS Muscle and articulation Chain approach work?
The GDS method includes Therapeutic massage, Deep tissue release maneuvers, Soft tissue mobilization, reflex techniques, stretching positions, and even muscle tension stimulation and balancing. All of these methods together help in correcting your muscle chains.
Who can be benefited from this technique?
There are several indications to use this technique. such as:
It aims to optimize body function in the preventive field by better managing daily stressors associated with behavior and raising awareness of healthy posture.
In the therapeutic field, and based on the GDS method’s fundamental approach, It is helpful in the treatment of pathologies such as osteoarthritis, pain (such as sciatica, cervical radiculopathy), and other frequent rheumatic and orthopedic disorders. Postural issues of the spine, such as lordosis, kyphosis, and scoliosis, will benefit from this strategy, especially because it is a global approach that takes into consideration a large number of characteristics that are present in these situations.
It is also helpful in the treatment of lower limbs (such as coccygeal pain, joint problems involving knees and feet, and carpal tunnel syndrome).
Also, Functional issues with the infant’s and child’s musculoskeletal system can also be treated.
The method does allow for the implementation of methods to avoid the recurrence of the problem and the development of new pathologies.