The concept of the Brunkow method

is to achieve an axial correction of the spinal column and to promote the physiological realignment of the torso. The extremities (arms and legs) are placed in a specific static position. The hands and feet are then tensed in a particular way as if the patient were bracing himself against an immovable object. This bracing action transfers the resulting muscle tension to the torso causing an involuntary straightening of the trunk and an isometric whole-body contraction. The effect can be intensified by getting the patient to carry out movements while the feet and hands remain in the characteristic braced positions.

Effects of the Brunkow method:

Co-contraction:
Agonists and antagonists contract equally. This helps to stabilise joints and to achieve the therapeutic goal of a stabilised axial alignment of the spine and a physiological body posture.

Muscle tone regulation:
The tone of the entire bodily muscle system is modified to strengthen and stabilise the postural muscles. These long-term improvements promote physiologically correct postural and kinetic patterns.

Retraining and correction of incorrect posture, movement patterns and automatisms.


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