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Experts know that healthy posture is a prerequisite for healthy movement. Physicians and therapists agree that improving global posture is the key to successful injury prevention and improving overall function in order to prevent early degeneration. Poor posture leads to acute, trauma injuries or over time to more chronic, overuse and degenerative disorders. Successful, fast and efficient therapy relies a great deal on correctly and precisely assessing global posture in order to be able to decide on the correct therapeutic action within the GPS Therapeutic Pathways.


Particularly in pivot sports lower limb injuries are very common and can have a lasting effect on the patient’s future musculoskeletal health. If not treated properly and with a vision on effects on global posture systems, the risk of early degenerative and overuse disorders will increase.   In this course, we focus on the lower limbs and review correct, evidence-based postural assessment of the lower limbs. We will discuss the most common injuries and disorders, and how we prevent and treat them using the GPS Therapeutic Pathways approach.  Our goal is that you will be able to assess your patient’s global posture, determine injury risk and take preventive action, and manage injuries more efficiently and treat faster with a lower risk of re-injury. You will learn specific activation and strengthening exercises, active and passive stretching and myofascial release techniques, allowing you to develop more comprehensive preventive and therapeutic sports injury management plans. We will discuss posture, injuries and disorders, and treatments for each region in the lower limbs.


We will review standard Global Posture Systems measurements and discuss the aetiology of common deviations in detail. Based on each mechanism for postural deviation we will discuss possible injury risks and investigate their effects on global posture and healthy movement. We will propose various possible therapeutic solutions that fit within the GPS Therapeutic Pathways approach.


This workshop is part of the The Healthy Posture for Healthy Movement advanced course modules. They introduce treatment techniques and concepts for various postural deviations, disorders and injuries within the GPS Therapeutic Pathways approach. They are intended for those who have experience measuring and analysing posture using global posture systems postural labs. Three advanced course modules are available; upper extremities, the spine and lower extremities. Course content is evidence-based and incorporates the many years of practical experience and know how of many experts in their particular field of therapy. 


9 - 10 JUNE 2017  - Healthy Posture for Healthy Movement ADVANCED 1 - Lower extremity

29 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 - Healthy Posture for Healthy Movement ADVANCED 2 - Upper extremity

17 - 18 NOVEMBER 2017 - Healthy Posture for Healthy Movement ADVANCED 3 – Spine and pelvis


Chinesport SpA - Via Croazia, 2 - 33100 Udine - Italy 



 1.5 hours


  • Mechanotransduction – How does exercise work?
  • Locked “long” and locked “short” – the layer syndrome
  • Impaired muscle performance
  • Strength training clinical considerations
  • Increasing soft tissue flexibility; stretching and myofascial release techniques
  • Neural mobility



 3 hours

Vertical Body Position

  • Imbalance in hip external and internal rotator muscles
    • Hip rotator activation and strength strategies
    • Hip rotator release and lengthening strategies
    • Piriformis syndrome
  • Lenghtened plantar flexors and invertors
    • Triceps surae paradox
    • Strengthening and activation strategies
  • Shortened dorsiflexors and evertors
    • Lengthening and release strategies
    • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Tightness in the lumbar spine extensors
  • Flexion in the knee
  • Group practice



 3 hours

Knee position

  • Sagittal lower limb alignment measurement and interpretation
  • Genu recurvatum
    • Thightness quadriceps, gastrocnemius and soleus
      • Passive stretching techniques
      • Active stretching strategies
      • Passive and active myofascial release techniques
      • Stretched popliteus and hamstring muscles
        • Hamstring strengthening
        • Popliteus strengthening
        • Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention
  • Flexed knee
    • Popliteus muscle function, injuries and assessment
    • Active and passive stretching popliteus
    • Active and passive myofascial release popliteus
    • Active and passive stretching hamstrings
    • Active and passive myofascial release hamstrings
  • Group practice



 3 hours

Ankle position, rearfoot angle

  • Resting stance calcaneal angle; measurement and interpretation
  • The subtalar joint and footarches
  • Pes planus
    • Tight peronei muscles; review stretching and release techniques
    • Lengthened and weakened tibialis posterior
    • Structural displacement and lengthened ligaments in the mid foot
    • Tibialis posterior dysfunction; signs & symptoms, treatment
  • Foot orthotics; tests and fitting
  • Pes cavus
    • Tight posterior and anterior tibialis muscles; stretching and release techniques
    • Lengthened peronei and lateral ligament complex; strengthening strategies
  • Group practice



 2 hours

Knee assessment, frontal plane

  • Measurement techniques and interpretation
  • Common deviations; genu valgus and genu varus
  • Knee varus and valgus correction
    • Knee valgus
    • Kneevarus
  • Group practice



 3,5 hours

Case studies and group discussion

  • Each workgroup has the opportunity to conduct a posture assessment of the lower limbs. Based on interpretation of the results, the group proposes a treatment plan that is discussed with all participants.


Stef Harley

Stef is an international speaker on posture reeducation and assessment, injury prevention and human performance. In his own private practice he treats a wide variety of patients using the Global Posture Systems Therapeutic Pathways principles. Among his patients are many professional athletes, world and olympic champions. Stef obtained his Masters degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium

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