Friday, August 15, 2008

Correcting Proprioception Using Appropriate Shoes

If you pass a sheet of paper under your shoes (direction toes-heel), the sheet usually reaches more than a quarter of your foot length, revealing your shoe has a sort of a boat shape to it. However, your bare foot does not have the shape of a boat. There is no reason to transform your perfectly-shaped feet into boat-shaped ones. Boat-shaped feet only favor a running situation but it is not suitable for standing, walking or sitting situations.

The big toe is the guide tool for both walking and standing positions. The consequences for such a functional amputation results in a high price for human health. It induces backpain, unbalance and other painful symptoms. That is the reason why all specialists in posturology need to modify their patients' foot support as a way of treatment. They also should take into consideration that women's footwear is usual worse than men's footwear, which is one of the reasons why backpain is much more frequent in women. We have developed a special type of shoes to address this issue.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What We Can Do for Dyslexics

Writing of an 11-year old girl suffering from dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dysorthography.

The same patient 4 months after our proprioceptive treatment.

Brain Mapping of a Dyslexic Child.
We can observe a very high absolute power in DELTA FREQUENCIES.

The same patient 5 minutes after using active prisms while in correct sitting position.


Handwork of a Dyslexic child.
This reveals high difficulty in acknowledging egocentric space localization (Left and right, forward and backward)

The same patient after proprioceptive treatment.
(No difficulties in recognizing space localization)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Depression and Non-Psychiatric Depression

Depression is currently taken as a psychiatric disease without exceptions. In our practice, we have detected many cases of depression previously treated by psychiatrics with depressive drugs for several years without success.

Patients with this kind of suffering usually complain about several associated symptoms such as neck and back pain, unbalance, tiredness, lack of concentration and frequent falls. The objective examination can arise to a diagnosis of Postural Deficiency Syndrome (PDS). After prescribing our treatment for PDS, every symptom disappears including depression. Our prescription, unlike others, does not include anti-depressive drugs but only active prisms and body correction (Postural Reprogramming according to MD Martins da Cunha's Techniques).

However, we must emphasize that psychiatric depression cannot be cured using our techniques. We consider to be important to identify these two kinds of depression in order to prescribe the correct treatment for each one.

Depression can lead to severe incapacity. Detecting its origin early and starting its treatment as soon as possible is of great value for people suffering from it.

Results are achieved very rapidly for the non-psychiatric depression since it is just a symptom of PDS. If this kind of depression is not identified at any point, then patients will be treated as psychiatric patients for a long period of time without any hint of success. Drugs can control the symptoms but they will not eliminate the cause or cure the patient.