Mensendieck system

The Mensendieck system is a therapeutic movement technique claimed to be both corrective and preventive. It was invented by a German medical doctor Bess M. Mensendieck (c.1866–1959).[1][2]

Mensendieck system
Specialtyphysical therapy

She published several books on the subject starting with Körperkultur der Frau [Physical Culture of the Woman], 1906.[3]


  1. ^ Movement Therapy at Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. 2009. Retrieved July 2012
  2. ^ Seeing Your Way to Health: The Visual Pedagogy of Bess Mensendieck's Physical Culture System by Robin Vedera, International Journal of the History of Sport Volume 28, Issue 8-9, 2011 Special Issue: Sport and the Visual. * pages 1336-1352. Retrieved July 2012
  3. ^ Bess Mensendieck Jeroen Staring, An Alexander Technique Notebook. Retrieved July 2012