Global muscle chains

Global muscle chain theory

Description of the motor functioning of the body in its entirety and modeling of global muscle chains balancing with each other and defining the posture of an individual as a whole.
The modeling described in this article was initially set up by M Godelieve Struyf-Denys (GDS Methods), but there are others (Busquet method, Méziere method)
This modeling is used by some practitioners to guide the implementation of correction factors (insoles, dental orthotics in particular)

Anatomical description of global muscle chains according to GDS.

There are 5 of them, the diagrams of which you will find below and a more precise description by clicking on the diagram of the chain. In addition, for each muscle in the chain, a link allows you to consult the myofascial syndrome described for this muscle.

The anteromedial chain(AM) :

The anteromedial chain

The Posterior-Median Chain(PM):

The Posterior-Median Chain

The postero-anterior-anterior-posterior muscle chain(PA AP)

The postero-anterior-anterior-posterior muscle chain(PA AP)

muscle chain PA

The postero-anterior-anterior-posterior muscle chain(PA AP)

Muscle chain AP

Posterolateral muscle chain(PL).

Posterolateral muscle chain (PL)

The anterolateral muscle chain (AL).

The anterolateral muscle chain(AL).

Muscle chains and posture.

Posture results from the balance between the activity of all the muscle chains.
Their interactions can be summarized according to the following scheme:

Postural balance and muscle chains

Interaction between the different muscle chains



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