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Posted on March 10, 2021 by Michael Boettcher
Head, shoulders, knees and toes: physiotherapy is used for numerous illnesses, injuries and functional disorders and makes an important contribution to the healing process. Especially when it comes to healing procedures for rehabilitation, for example after an accident or a stroke, physiotherapy is indispensable. However, it can also be used preventively to avoid physical limitations or pain. The different areas of application of physiotherapy make an important contribution to the amplitude of movement and functionality of the musculoskeletal system, and help to restore or maintain mobility.
Physiotherapy is mainly understood as the so-called movement therapy. It is a useful alternative or supplement to surgery or drug treatment. Physiotherapeutic applications can be carried out actively or passively. In active therapy, the patient’s independently performed movements are used to prevent or cure complaints. In passive therapy, this is done through treatment by a trained therapist.
Physiotherapy is mainly used for prophylaxis, therapy and rehabilitation. For the prevention of dysfunctions or injuries, for example, occupational malpositions can be counteracted with physiotherapy. Physiotherapy also helps to accelerate the healing process of orthopedic diseases and thus improves the quality of life. In addition, physiotherapy treatments are used for rehabilitation after prolonged illnesses or after accidents.
Massage can be used to relieve all forms of tension in the muscles. Using special massage techniques, pain is reduced while blood circulation and metabolism are stimulated.
Lymphatic drainage uses special massages of the lymphatic system to activate the lymphatic vessels and reduce swelling or water retention. The healing process is accelerated, the tissue can be better supplied with blood and mobility is restored.
Manual therapy remedies functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as restrictions in mobility or pain during movement. Mobility can be restored with targeted mobilization as well as stretching exercises to relieve pressure.
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