Mézières Method is a physiotherapy technique created and developed by Françoise Mézières since 1947. Designed to be carried out individually, Mézières assesses and treats the patient from a global perspective. The treatment is based on postural reeducation, which is performed through active and global stretching exercises as well as the perception of body awareness. The Mézières Method aims to rebalance the different muscle and joint chains, thereby improving posture and pain relief.
Human posture and movements are performed by the joint action of muscles, bones and joints. This biomechanics develops thanks to the system of articular and muscular chains, which are unbalanced in a particular way in each person and which, over time, can be the source of many injuries.
The treatment aims to restore the global mobility of the muscles and joints gradually, balancing the breath, lengthening the shortened muscle chains, improving body awareness always with the active participation of the patient. In addition to its therapeutic action, Mézières has an educational and preventive vocation, allowing postural reorganization.
Treatment with the Mézières method is indicated for:
- Chronic or acute pain: Low back pain, cervical pain, sciatica, herniated disc, mandibular dysfunction, etc.
- Orthopedic deviations and deformities: Scoliosis, hyperlordosis, hyperkyphosis
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Sequelae of trauma and neurological diseases