Matrix makes foot sole related therapies better understood
This concept has its origins in ‘Das System der Grund Regulation’ pioneering research of Prof. Alfred Pischinger (Vienna). Scientists from the University of Utrecht have named this later as the ‘basisbioregulatiesysteem’.
Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902) pathologist, had great influence on our medical thinking. Virchow suggested that disease is caused by disruption of the cell metabolism and cell structure. Cell research ince then has an important place in the mainstream medical research. Obviously man is more than the sum of his cells.
As can be read on this page I wrote about posturology already in 1994 in the ‘tijdschrift voor integrale geneeskunde’ (magazine for integral medicine). In fact most of what I have written was in the Dutch language.
Some of those publications have been translated in English. On this page you will find a random overview of my, predominantly opinionated, articles. This gives a reasonable insight into my vision with regard to the integral aspects of posturology. It should be emphasized that some insights can differ from today’s thinking. Hopefully this will lead to further cooperation and mutual understanding. The literature selection on the last page is adjusted and maintained.
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Author Peter Oomens.
I played rugy from my 20th to 35th year of life. My place was winger for which you had to start quickly and run very fast. What I did. Someone once told me that I was sprinting like an Indian runner. Without heel contact, only on the fore-/midfoot; untrained only on the short distance. Now, after being ‘foot-active’ for almost a whole life, I question the general naming and definition of pronation as an abnormality or illness.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEEING AND THE HUMAN POSTURE
by Peter W.B. Oomens (posturologist)
relationship seeing and posture
More then twenty years I had a practice in podopostural therapy, during which I have treated patients with posture related disorders, often chronic or asymptomatic. After a thorough, physical examination I provided my patients with very thin insoles on which I glued pieces of cork at a thickness of 1 à 2 mm. These subtle insoles have a disproportionate influence on people’s posture, immediate, objective, measurable and repeatable. The cork elements are placed under plantar intrinsic foot muscles. During stance and walking these elements trigger the baroreceptors in the glabrous skin of the foot sole. This therapy is practiced in the Netherlands from early eighties. During that time, I was more and more consulted by parents for their children.