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posture resistance therapy according to the Bugnet method, a phsyiotherapeutic exercise method.

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What is the Bugnet method?

Bugnet posture resistance therapy is a exercise method for patients who have problems with stability, posture and mobility. 
The position of posture resistance therapy in physiotherapy is in the physiotherapists sector. See left-hand toolbar, Bugnet Method.

How does this method work?

The exercises work on the basis of the posture reflexes which are the basis of coordinated posture and movement patterns. If a person is asked to maintain a certain position when a force which threatens to change this position is applied, the person will flex a large number of structures (muscles, tendons, plantar fasciitis). This is called posture resistance. Scientific insights into myofascial force transmission underline the effect of this therapy.

By exercising the muscle chains and related structures, coordinated posture and movement patterns are learnt (again) and maintained, depending on the complaint and the relevant options. The body becomes stronger, more stable and less sensitive to symptoms of strain.

When can the method be used?

The method was used in the past for the treatment of polio and scoliosis. The number of indications was expanded due to the positive results. The posture resistance exercises can be used in the treatment of various neurological, orthopaedic and rheumatic disorders and lifestyle and work-related complaints where there is a reduction in the capabilities of the posture and movement apparatus.