The Ripodas method is based on the theses of Miezères and Bertherat, two techniques that Nekane Ripodas learned in the school of Diafroterapia with Malen Ciceron, one of the students of Miezères and Linda Jent, a student of Bertherat.
The contribution of Miezéres was the discovery that our muscles work in linked, enchained systems. She practiced with this discovery with hundreds of clients in her Swiss clinic, and afterwards sent her thesis to the University of Sorbona. Miezères developed and worked on the posterior enchainment, which includes the work of shoulders, external knee rotation, psoas, sternocleidomastoid, pectorals and the feet. All these parts of the body she works in relation with the posterior enchainment.
Nekane Ripodas studied and further developed the conclusions of Miezères, reorganising some parts of these theses and describing 8 new enchainments. The new enchainments, just as those of Mezzéres, are divided into right side and left side. This is a constant in all human bodies, given that from birth we are all right handed. The right side is responsible for the functions of movement and the left with static functions. For this reason it is vital that we treat these specifically and in a very precise manner if we wish to realign the physical body.
The Ripodas method is based on the realignment of the anterior-posterior, superior- inferior and left-right axes. The asymmetry that exists between the right lateral and the left in right handed people is a very precise and important work, as it affects all of the enchainments, giving the impression at times as though the right side and the left, from head to toe, were two halves from two different bodies joined in a shared centre.
The objective is to achieve a correct posture with the curves of the spinal column softened, with a dynamic equilibrium between the three axes, with muscular elasticity and with the ability to freely develop the ability to stand for some time without fatigue, and to realise any kind of movement without generating any kind of tension. With the Ripodas method, this objective is achieved in 99% of cases, due to the fact that whenever we improve the form, we improve the function.
I have seen in my experience with thousands of cases that incorrect posure is not fixed permanently. It is a question of attitude and poor habits due to restriction in the work environment and how we organise ourselves in the rest of our time. It is all correctable, and practically everyone can have a better posture, freeing themselves from the excess tensions of the locomotive system.