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Isoposture and Isometry

Isoposture and isometry are techniques for stretching and strengthening muscles. Stretches may help to fix mechanical (mobility limitations) and physiological dysfunctions. Isometry is targeting superficial and middle plane muscles, isoposture the deep muscles.

Benefits

Combined with stretching movements, muscle contractions followed by relaxation periods help reduce the pain felt during some movements, and improve or recover more mobility and range of motion at the joint level. As a result, muscles are strengthened and their flexibility is improved.

Isoposture et isométrie - Réseau des massothérapeutes

Proceedings

The therapist will ask his client to contract targeted muscles of a specific area of the body for a period of time, without creating any movement, and then ask him to stop the contraction and relax. Following a sports injury, an accident or a surgery, this muscular relaxation will allow compromised areas to recover their normal painless range of motion.

Contraindications

Per se, there are no specific contraindications to isometry and isoposture techniques. The therapist will respect his client’s physical condition at all times. The general contraindications apply: fever, infection, wounds or skin problems and history of heart problems.

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