Heat therapy is aimed at the elimination of restrictions in movement and contracture of capsules before kinesiotherapy
for osteoarthritis uses various types of exercises .
In this sense, referring specifically to the work carried out by the team's physiotherapist, the predominant procedures that contributed to improving functionality were: passive or active kinesiotherapy
, sedestation and orthostatism, gait training and evolution, in addition to cardiorespiratory conducts depending on the case.
In most cases, immediately after the surgery, the knee mobility increases, and after kinesiotherapy
the full range of motion is achieved , which was also the case on our sample.
In the branch under the Emtree term kinesiotherapy
(the thesaurus term most closely matching the exercise therapy element), many possibly relevant narrower terms are displayed, many of which can be used as free-text search terms (e.g., isokinetic exercise, isometric exercise, movement therapy, and muscle training).
The methods used by the kinesiotherapy
are: heat, electric currents, movement, massage and water (Sbenghe, 1987; Cordun, 1999).
Effects of kinesiotherapy
, ultrasound and electrotherapy in management of bilateral knee osteoarthritis: prospective clinical trial.
Data collection was performed at the Laboratory of Kinesiotherapy
and Manual Therapeutic Resources of the Department of Physical Therapy, and at the Laboratory of Orofacial Motricity, both at UFPE.
An efficient wellness programme is the result of interdisciplinary approaches based on collaboration, experience and knowledge of specialists in nutrition, physical education, kinesiotherapy
and medicine fields.
Important aspects to be considered in ventilating neonates include the use of correct sized endotracheal tube, positioning of the patient, the nursing care, respiratory kinesiotherapy
, sedation and analgesia, and infection prevention, namely, the ventilator-associated pneumonia and nosocomial infection, as well as the treatment of complications such as air leaks and pulmonary hemorrhage [3, 5].
Positive therapeutic effects are obtained using botuline, laser therapy, heat therapy, light therapy, electrotherapy, electromagnetic field, manual therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular motion paving, kinesiotherapy
, relaxation techniques, autogenic training, and biofeedback to change of parafunctional behaviors [13, 14].
It has also been proved that in AS patients, WBC procedures with subsequent kinesiotherapy
may improve BASDAI (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Diseases Activity Index) and BASFI (Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index) and some spinal mobility parameters and help to decrease pain [15, 16].
This work was supported by the American Kinesiotherapy
Association under grant GR05488.