LITERATURE SEARCH - Last update September 2016                                             A-Z Reference List RPG method.pdf

* 2015 and 2016 articles are listed in bold. 

1.    Adorno MLGR, Brasil-Neto JP. Assessment of the quality of life through the sf-36 questionnaire in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Acta Ortop Bras. 2013; 21(4):202-7. doi: 10.1590/S1413-78522013000400004.

2.    Agosti V, Vitale C, Avella D. Effects of Global Postural Reeducation on gait kinematics in parkinsonian patients: a pilot randomized three-dimensional motion analysis study. Neurol Sci (2016) 37: 515. doi:10.1007/s10072-015-2433-5. DOI: 10.1007/s10072-015-2433-5.

3.    Alonso-Blanco C, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Cleland JA. Preliminary clinical prediction rule for identifying patients with ankylosing spondylitis who are likely to respond to an exercise program: a pilot study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009;88(6):445-54. doi: 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3181a0ff7d

4.    Alonso-Blanco C, Lopez ESR, Fernández de las Peñas C. [Spirometric changes after applying a kinetic therapy program in ankylosing spondylitis: a pilot study]. Fisioter. 2009; 31(3):87-93. Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.ft.2008.01.008

5.    Amorim CS, Gracitelli ME, Marques AP, Alves VL. Effectiveness of Global Postural Reeducation Compared to Segmental Exercises on Function, Pain, and Quality of Life of Patients with Scapular Dyskinesis Associated With Neck Pain: A Preliminary Clinical Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 (In press). doi:

6.    Andrade LC, Carvalho RA. A Reeducacao Postural Global como recurso terapeutico no paciente com espondilite anquilosante. Estudo de caso. XII Encontro Latino Americano de Iniciação Científica e VIII Encontro Latino Americano de Pós-Graduação – Universidade do Vale do Paraíba.

7.    Apuzzo D, Franzini M, Di Lucente L, Gioia MC, Cerasa A, Sabatini U. Combined effect of O2/O3 and GPR in treatment of lumbar disc herniation: anatomical, clinical and patient-self-report evaluation. Eur J Clin Invest. 2003, 33(Suppl 1):46. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2362.33.s1.2.x

8.    Apuzzo D, Giotti C, Pasqualetti P, Ferrazza P, Soldati P, Zucco GM. An observational retrospective/horizontal study to compare oxygen-ozone therapy and/or global postural re-education in complicated chronic low back pain. Funct Neurol. 2014;5:1-9.

9.    Barroqueiro C, Morais NV. The effects of a global postural reeducation program on an adolescent handball player with isthmic spondylolisthesis. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2014;18(2):244-58. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.10.002

10. Basso D,Correa E, Silva AM. [Effect of global postural reeducation on body alignment and on clinical status of individuals with temporomandibular disorder associated to postural deviations]. Fisioter Pesq. 2010:17(1):63-8. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1809-29502010000100012

11. Beresford H, Habib ALCMC. [Toward an interpretation of global posture reeducation (GPR) in the context of the human motricity science]. Fisioter Mov. 2003; 16(1):17-24. Portuguese.

12. Bezerra FN, Paula IC, Medeiros FS, Ushizima DM, Cintra LS. Morphological segmentation for sagittal plane image analysis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2010;2010:4773-6. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626637.

13. Bonetti F, Curti S, Mattioli S, Mugnai R, Vanti C, Violante FS, Pillastrini P. Effectiveness of a 'Global Postural Reeducation' program for persistent low back pain: a non-randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010;16(11):285. doi:  10.1186/1471-2474-11-285

14. Borges BLA. [Basketball players flexibility after “stand with anterior inclination” posture of the Postural Global Reeducation (PGR) Method]. Rev Bras Cien e Mov. 2006;14(4):39-46. Portuguese.

15. Borges JBC, Oliveira JP, Barbosa IMP, Carvalho SMR. [Physiotherapy in the oral breather syndrome]. Pediatr Mod. 2011;47(3):98-104. Portuguese.

16. Cabral CMN, Yumi C, Sacco ICN, Casarotto RA, Marques AP. [Efficacy of two muscle stretching modalities in treating the patellofemoral syndrome: a comparative study]. Fisioter Pesq. 2007;14:48-56. Portuguese.

17. Cabral RMC, Freitas Filho GA, Sesconetto RA, Mota YL, Pires FO. Effects of the global postural reeducation on postural changes and symptoms of stress urinary incontinence [Efeitos da reeducação postural global em desvios posturais e seus benefícios nos sintomas de incontinência urinária de esforço]. R. bras. Ci. e Mov 2015;23(2):5-13.


18. Canto CREM, Oliveira LF, Theodoro MN, Gobbi FCM. [Study of the effectiveness of the method of global postural reeducation in subjects with low back pain in relationship with pain and functional incapacity]. Terapia Manual. 2010;38(8): 292-7. Portuguese.

19. Castagnoli C, Cecchi F, Del Canto A, Paperini A, Boni R, Pasquini G, Vannetti F, Macchi C. Effects in Short and Long Term of Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) on Chronic Low Back Pain: A Controlled Study with One-Year Follow-Up. The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2015, Article ID 271436. doi:10.1155/2015/271436

20. Castro PCG, Lopes JAF. [Computerized evaluation by digital photography, an evaluation resource for Global Postural Reeducation]. Acta Fisiatr. 2003;10(2):83-8.

21. Chao AC, Behne GR, Gazola F, Martines ECC, Carvalho AR, Bertolini GRF. [Effect of the global postural reeducation in respiratory muscle strength in healthy subjects]. Terapia Manual. 2011;9(43):269-72. Portuguese.

22. Coelho C, Nogueira K. Adolescent and asthma: Can physiotherapy help? Thematic Poster Sessions – Tuesday. Allergy. 2011;66:482–642. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2011.02608.x

23. Cunha AC, Burke TN, França FJ, Marques AP. Effect of global posture reeducation and of static stretching on pain, range of motion, and quality of life in women with chronic neck pain: a randomized clinical trial. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2008; 63(6):763-70. doi: 10.1590/S1807-59322008000600010.

24. Dacca ERGS, Furlan MMDP. [Physical therapy approach associated to the personal trainer system the treatment of lumbar disc hernia: a case report]. Arq Ciências Saúde UNIPAR. 2000;4(2):165-168. Portuguese.

25. Dantas SV, Neves ISF, Mota DM, Marques CO, de Sousa FAN, Leal SS. Evaluation of postural changes of badminton athletes submitted to Global Active Stretching [Portuguese]. ConScientiae Saude. 2014; 13(2):211-7.

26. de Oliveira T, Clemente Mendonça A, Garóffalo Tascheti T. Influence of global postural reeducation in the posture, corporal satisfaction and quality of life after abdominoplasty:  case report. [Influência da reeducação postural global na postura, satisfação corporal e qualidade de vida após abdominoplastia: relato de caso]. ConScientiae Saúde 201514471-476.

27. Di Ciaccio E, Polastri M, Bianchini E, Gasbarrini A. Herniated lumbar disc treated with Global Postural Reeducation. A middle-term evaluation. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2012; 16(8):1072-7.

28. Di Ciaccio E, Polastri M, Gasbarrini A. Cervical disc herniation: Is the regression flawed by age? A case report. Int J Ther Reh. 2013; 20(12):612-6.;article=IJTR_20_12_612_616;format=pdf

29. Dimitrova E, Rohleva M. Global Postural Reeducation in the Treatment of Postural Impairments. Research in Kinesiology 2014;42(1):72-5.

30. Durmuş D, Alayli G, Uzun O, Tander B, Cantürk F, Bek Y, Erkan L. Effects of two exercise interventions on pulmonary functions in the patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Joint Bone Spine. 2009; 76(2):150-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2008.06.013.,f1000m,isrctn

31. Fabbri L, Vanti C. [The conservative treatment in ankylosing spondylitis: a literature review].  Italian. Scienza Riabilitativa, 2009;11(1):25-32.

32. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Morales-Cabezas M, Miangolarra-Page JC. Two exercise interventions for the management of patients with ankylosing spondylitis: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2005;84(6):407-19. doi: 10.1097/01.phm.0000163862.89217.fe.

33. Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Alguacil-Diego IM, Miangolarra-Page JC. One-Year Follow-up of Two Exercise Interventions for the Management of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;85(7):559-67. doi: 10.1097/01.phm.0000223358.25983.df.

34. Fernandez-de-las-Penas C, Alonso-Blanco C, Aguila-Maturana AM, Isabel-de-la-Llave-Rincon A, Molero-Sanchez A, Miangolarra-Page JC. Exercise and ankylosing spondylitis -- which exercises are appropriate? A critical review. Critical Reviews in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. 2006;18 (1): 39-61.,0902133c14f7eba4,7a68e4c97e6ff40a.html

35. Ferreira GE, Barreto RGP, Robinson CC, Plentz RDM, Silva MF. Global Postural Reeducation for patients with musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Braz J Phys Ther. 2014

36. Fortin C, Feldman DE, Tanaka C, Houde M, Labelle H. Inter-rater reliability of the evaluation of muscular chains associated with posture alterations in scoliosis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2012;28(13):80. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-80.

37. Fozzatti MC, Palma P, Herrmann V, Dambros M. [Impact of global postural reeducation for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence]. Rev Assoc Med Bras. 2008;54(1):17-22. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S0104-42302008000100015.,f1000m,isrctn

38. Fozzatti C, Herrmann V, Palma T, Riccetto CL, Palma PC. Global Postural Re-education: an alternative approach for stress urinary incontinence? Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010;152(2):218-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2010.06.002.

39. Fozzatti C, Herrmann V, Riccetto C, Palma P. Global postural reeducation and pelvic floor muscles training, comparative study for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence - Two years follow up. International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Conference: 36th Annual Meeting of the International Urogynecological Association, IUGA 2011 Lisbon Portugal. Conference Publication: 2011;(22)S165-S167.

40. Fregonesi CEPT, Valsechi CM, Masselli MR, Faria CRS, Ferreira DMA. Um ano de evolução da escoliose com RPG / A year of evolution of scoliosis with RPG. Fisioter Bras. 2007;8(2):140-142.

41. Garcia PU, Aranda MC. [Analytical stretching and active global stretching in physical education classes]. Fisioterapia. 2011;33(2):70-8. Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.ft.2011.02.003

42. Garrido-Marín A, Román-Guzón D, Encinas-López P, Fernández-Serrano M, Serrano-Imedio A, Ortega-Santiago R. [Effectiveness of the global postural re-education versus proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, to increase the extensibility of the hamstrings in healthy subjects. A pilot study]. Cuest fisioter. 2013;42(2):98-106. Spanish.

43. Gil VFB, Osis MJD, Faúndes A. [Lumbar pain during pregnancy: efficacy of Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) treatment]. Fisioter Pesqui. 2011;18(2):164-170. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1809-29502011000200011.

44. Gomes BM, Nardoni GCG, Lopes PG, Godoy E. [The effect of global postural reeducation technique in a hemi-paretic stroke patient]. Acta Fisiatr 2006:13(2):103-8. Portuguese.

45. Guimarães EA, Alkmim DN, Nascimento MC, Boaventura CM, Magazoni VS. [Respiratory system adaptations relative to pulmonary function in response to a treatment program muscle using the Global Posture Reeducation method]. ConScientiae Saúde, 2013;12(1):97-105. Portuguese. doi:10.5585/ConsSaude.v12n1.3917.

46. Henriquez  L, Palomer L, Leppe J, Evans K. Global postural re-education and exercise therapy in the treatment of internal disorders of the temporomandibular joint. A case series. Manual Therapy 2016, Volume 25 , e155. PO4-CS-013. DOI:

47. Heredia EP, Rodrigues FF. [Treatment of patients with epidural fibrosis with global postural reeducation - GPR]. Rev Bras Neurol. 2008;44(3):19-26. Portuguese.

48. Itokazu CA, Sotolani FS, Ambrozin ARP, Navega MT. [Effects of global postural reeducation in the hyperkyphosis and in the respiratory variables of elderly woman: report of two cases]. Rev Inspirar Movimento & Saúde. 2011;3(6):38-42. Portuguese.

49. Korell ME. [Concept of relative muscle weakness in global postural reeducation (GPR)]. Kinesiologia; 2009;28(2):29-32. Spanish.

50. Lawand PA, Lombardi I, Sardim CC, Ribeiro LHC, Jones A, Natour J. Global Postural Reeducation to treat chronic low back pain: Randomized Controlled Trial. [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2013;65(S10):2099.

51. Lawand P, Lombardi Júnior I, Jones A, Sardim C, Ribeiro LH, Natour J. Effect of a muscle stretching program using the global postural reeducation method for patients with chronic low back pain: A randomized controlled trial. Joint Bone Spine. 2015 Jul;82(4):272-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2015.01.015.

52. Lomas-Vega R, Garrido-Jaut MV, Rus A, del-Pino-Casado R. Effectiveness of Global Postural Re-education for Treatment of Spinal Disorders: A Meta-analysis. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jul 6. DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000000575

53. Luz GCP, Cheik NC, Ferreira F, Pereira PAC, Vidal JS, Affonso F, Baraúna MA. [Low Back Pain Treatment via Lumbar Abdominal Device and Global Postural Reeducation]. Ter Man. 2008;6(27):287-92. Portuguese.

54. Maluf SA, Moreno BGD, Crivello O, Cabral CMN, Bortolotti G, Marques AP. Global Postural Reeducation and Static Stretching Exercises in the Treatment of Myogenic Temporomandibular Disorders: A Randomized Study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010;33(7):500-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.005.

55. Marques AP, Mendonca LLF, Cossermelli W. [Muscular stretching exercises in patients with fibromyalgia from a training of Postural Global Reeducation (PGR)]. Rev Bras Reumatol. 1994;34(5):232-4. Portuguese.

56. Marques AP. [Scoliosis treated with global posture re-education]. Rev Fisioter Univ São Paulo. 1996;3(1/2): 65-8. Portuguese.

57. Marques AP. Reeducaçäo postural global: um programa de ensino para a formaçäo do fisioterapeuta/ Global posture reeducation: a learning program to train physical therapists. Säo Paulo; s.n; 1994. 96 p. ilus, tab. Tese.

58. Martins RF, Silva JLP. [An exercise method for the treatment of lumbar and posterior pelvic pain in pregnancy]. Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2005;27(5):275-282. Portuguese.  doi: 10.1590/S0100-72032005000500008.

59. Mathur S, Bhasin P. A Pilot Trial to Evaluate the effects of Respiratory Muscle Stretch Gymnastics and Global Postural Re-education in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy& Occupational Therapy. 2012;6(4):292-5.

60. Monteiro W, Francisco de Oliveira Dantasda Gama T, dos Santos RM, Collange Grecco LA, Pasini Neto H, Oliveira CS. Effectiveness of global postural reeducation in the treatment of temporomandibular disorder: case report. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013 Jan;17(1):53-8.

61. Moreira CMC, Soares, DRL. [Analyse of global postural reeducation effectiveness on shoulder protusion after discharge from therapy]. Fisioter Mov. 2007;20(1):93-99. Portuguese.

62. Moreno MA, Catai AM, Teodori RM, Borges BL, Cesar Mde C, Silva E. [Effect of a muscle stretching program using the Global Postural Reeducation method on respiratory muscle strength and thoracoabdominal mobility of sedentary young males]. J Bras Pneumol. 2007;33(6):679-86. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1806-37132007000600011.,f1000m,isrctn

63. Moreno MA, Catai AM, Teodori RM, Borges BLA, Zuttin RS, Silva E. [Respiratory system adaptations relative to pulmonary function in response to a muscle stretching program using the Global Posture Reeducation method]. Fisioter Pesq. 2009;16(1):11-15. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1809-29502009000100003.

64. Mota YL, Barreto SL, Simões HG, Campbell CSG. Cardiovascular responses in the seated posture of the Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) method. Rev Bras Fisioter. 2008;12(3):161-8. doi: 10.1590/S1413-35552008000300002.

65. Navarro R, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Alonso-Blanco C. [Repercussions in the quality of life in patients with ankylosing spondylitis by physiotherapy]. Fisioterapia. 2005;27(3):138-45. Spanish. doi: 10.1016/S0211-5638(05)73429-5.

66. Nogueira K, Coelho C, Pires J. Asthma and quality of life in adolescents. Allergy: Special Issue: XXXI Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Abstract Book, Geneva, Switzerland, 16-20 June 2012;67(s96):166–306. (416;p175).

67. Oliveri M, Caltagirone C, Loriga R, Pompa MN, Versace V, Souchard P. Fast increase of motor cortical inhibition following postural changes in healthy subjects. Neurosci Lett. 2012;530(1):7-1. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.09.031.

68. Palacin M. La Reeducación Postural Global (RPG) de Philippe Souchard: Puntos de ruptura con la fisioterapia clásica. Natura Medicatrix. 1997:28-33. Spanish.

69. Pavlů D. Importance of Posture in Kinesitherapeutic Concepts Focused on Disorders of the Motor Apparatus. Rehabil Fyz Lék. 1999;1:18-20.

70. Pillastrini P, de Lima E Sá Resende F, Banchelli F, Burioli A, Di Ciaccio E, Guccione AA, Villafañe JH, Vanti C. Effectiveness of Global Postural Re-education in Patients With Chronic Nonspecific Neck Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial. Phys Ther. 2016; 96(9):1408-16. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20150501.

71. Pita MC. [Thoracic kyphosis treated with global posture re-education]. Arq Ciências Saúde UNIPAR. 2000;4(2):159-64. Portuguese.

72. Ribeiro F, Leite M, Silva F, Sousa O. [Physical exercise in the treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis: a systematic review]. Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa. 2007 ;32(2):129-37. Portuguese.

73. Ribeiro F. [Is postural reeducation a useful tool for treatment of female stress urinary incontinence?]. Rev Assoc Med Bras. 2008;54(1):3. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S0104-42302008000100003.

74. Rosário JLP, Sousa A, Cabral CMN, João SMA, Marques AP. [Global posture reeducation and static muscle stretching on improving flexibility, muscle strength, and range of motion: a comparative study]. Fisioter Pesq. 2008;15(1):12-8. Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/S1809-29502008000100003.

75. Rossi LP, Brandalize M, Gomes ARS. [Acute effect of global posture reeducation technique in the posture of women with anterior muscular chain shortening]. Fisioter. mov. 2011;24(2):255-263. Portuguese.

76. Santos MM, Guimaraes LS, Souza LO, Vasconcelos MM, Camargo TM, Develly PC, Fernandes BLF. Effectiveness of the Global Posture Reeducation method (GPR) and segmental stretching in the treatment of chronic back pain: A randomized controlled trial. ACR Meeting. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 2010;62:1. doi: 10.1002/art.30166

77. Schuster l. Controversy sparked by reports of successful physical therapy for disc disease pain in uncontrolled trial. Neurology Today.2005;5(7):28-33.

78. Silva EM, Andrade SC, Vilar MJ. Evaluation of the effects of Global Postural Reeducation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatol Int. 2012;32(7):2155-63. doi: 10.1007/s00296-011-1938-3.

79. Smania N, Corato E, Tinazzi M, Montagnana B, Fiaschi A, Aglioti SM. The effect of two different rehabilitation treatments in cervical dystonia: preliminary results in four patients. Funct Neurol. 2003; 18(4):219-25.

80. Soares P, Cabral V, Mendes M , Vieira R, Avolioa G, Gomes de Souza Vale G. Effects of School-based exercise Program of Posture and Global Postural Reeducation on the range of motion and pain levels in patients with chronic low back pain. [Efeitos do Programa Escola de Postura e Reeducac ão Postural Global sobre a amplitude de movimento e níveis de dor em pacientes com lombalgia crônica]. Rev Andal Med Deporte. 2016;9(1):23–28.


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