This work was supported by the American Kinesiotherapy
Association under grant GR05488.
The introduction of physical exercise through kinesiotherapy
into the balneary recovery program of primitive coxarthrosis significantly alleviates the symptoms of this disease.
Physical therapy is carried out simultaneously with medication and includes kinesiotherapy
, hydrotherapy, and a range of electrical and electromagnetic therapeutic procedures.
Forty patients randomly distributed into two groups: one group a subject to physical therapy with Trabert currents, the other group to kinesiotherapy
ollowing a proprietary programme.
The positioning of physical medicine and rehabilitation encouraged the recognition of therapeutic tools such as mechanotherapy (also known as medical gymnastics, orthopedic gym nastics, kinesiotherapy
, or heliotherapy), which included exercises, manipulations, and massages.
Gastaldi A, Magalhaes C, Barauna M, Silva E, Souza H (2008) Benefits of postoperative respiratory kinesiotherapy
following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Laura recommends that students considering kinesiotherapy
contact the volunteer department of their local VA to find out if they can shadow a kinesiotherapist at work.
Regarding the physical therapy approach, we gather information about the day of initiation of therapy, kinesiotherapy
, orientation to patient and caregivers, bronchial hygiene maneuvers, re-expansion and reduce hyperinflation maneuvers, and use of auxiliary resources.
Usually the respondents took advantage of kinesiotherapy
exercises (23 persons), kriotherapy (19 persons) and electrotherapy (18 respondents).
physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, kinesiotherapy
, and Physical Medicine) to assess the patient's impairments, as well as activity and participation deficiencies to establish the patient's rehabilitation needs and goals.
Twenty FMS patients were randomly assigned to one of two training groups, one following a program of kinesiotherapy
and active muscular stretching and one using techniques of Global Myofascial Physiotherapy.
It is important to emphasize that the results were obtained without exercises, thus making PSW an important tool that should be associated with kinesiotherapy
during the physical therapy treatment.