Holistic physiotherapy the G.D.S Method of Articular and Muscular chains was created by the Belgian physiotherapist and osteopath, Madam Godelieve Denys-Struyf in late 60’s.
All parts of the musculo-skeletal system are interdependent, with muscular groups linking all parts together. Muscles are tools of psychobodily expression: our mental tensions, our emotions, our feelings and our way of being all express themselves through the muscular system which influences our posture and our physical movements. When such tensions or actions s are repetitive and prolonged, an excess of muscle tone occurs and cumulatively, step by step, causes regions of muscular tension to develop. G.D.S describes 6 functional muscle groups which are used in normal body movements. However, when these movements are excessive, muscular tension develops which forces the body into abnormally stiff positions thus reducing liberty of movement and resulting in characteristic postures and pain.