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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General procurement notice for Supply of Mechanotherapy devices
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.
The treatment plan consisted of therapeutic extraction of mandibular central incisor (31) and closure of the spaces using fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy.
Functional rehabilitation aligns well with the principles of mechanotherapy, whereby mechanical loading prompts cellular responses that promote tissue structural change.
Self-ligating orthodontic brackets have gained popularity because of their advantages in reducing friction and treatment time in orthodontic mechanotherapy.
Furthermore, when the use of drugs is revealed, their effects and side effects on tissue systems should be explored, to determine their potential influence on the outcome of mechanotherapy.
In this period used also massage, paraffin applications, electric stimulation of quadriceps femoris muscle, mechanotherapy.
Patients were subjugated to a strict regimen that included medical treatments such as electrotherapy, exercise, hydrotherapy, and mechanotherapy but also controlled their diets, leisure time, and sleep.
Orthodontic movement, represented by the displacement of a tooth, can be performed regardless of age, as long as the mechanotherapy respects the biology of the periodontium.
The use of mini-implants as anchorage in the field of clinical orthodontics has revolutionized dental surgery over the last 50 years, and this survey of mechanotherapy techniques is designed to be an authoritative reference for practitioners.