mechanotherapy


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mech·a·no·ther·a·py

 (mĕk′ə-nō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. mech·a·no·ther·a·pies
Medical treatment by mechanical methods, such as massage.

mech′a·no·ther′a·pist n.

mechanotherapy

(ˌmɛkənəʊˈθɛrəpɪ)
n
(Medicine) the treatment of disorders or injuries by means of mechanical devices, esp devices that provide exercise for bodily parts

mechanotherapy

the process of treating illness or disease by mechanical means, as by massage. Cf. massotherapy.
See also: Remedies
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Of particular importance in this regard are the methods of rehabilitation in the early recovery period after ischemic stroke using robotic methods of mechanotherapy, one of which is the use of the Lokomat system (4).
To provide good adhesion and sustain the forces arising from mastication and orthodontic mechanotherapy, a minimum bond strength of 5-10 Mpa is recommended (21).
Various aspects affecting resorption of roots have been described such as hereditary predisposition, individual vulnerability, anatomical features, severity of malocclusion, periapical infection, systemic disorders (diabetes mellitus, allergic conditions, hormonal abnormalities, and arthritis), mechanotherapy and different type of orthodontic procedures.7-13
[3] Two cases of bimaxillary protrusion having Class I malocclusion were planned to be treated with fixed mechanotherapy followed by PAOO to accelerate the finishing and reduce the overall treatment duration.
- Mechanotherapy (activities for balance, coordination, flexibility);
To cut back on her "powders and tinctures," she is staying for the season at a sanitarium-like hotel, the Retreat, which offers a range of therapies (hydrotherapy, mechanotherapy, electrotherapy and "dramatotherapy") in the fashionable resort town of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Extracorporeal shock waves (ESW) represent another type of biophysical stimuli that is increasingly being applied in the field of regenerative medicine and that could be classified as "mechanotherapy" (i.e., extracorporeal shock wave therapy, ESWT).
Mechanotherapy: How physical therapists' prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair.
If orthodontic plan includes extraction, then the teeth with hopeless prognosis are extracted for which change in the original mechanotherapy may be needed.
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.
(2009) Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists' prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair.