Therapeutic methods and techniques
In Physio Apokatastasis we apply contemporary rehabilitation and manual therapy methods and techniques. Our main goal is a full, safe and functional recovery of the human body. Our main criteria for choosing the right techniques for the right person are valid scientific evidence and best clinical practice.
The following physiotherapy and manual therapy concepts are used in Physio Apokatastasis:
- Manual Therapy – OMT Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept
Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT), according to the definition voted in at the General Meeting in Cape Town, March 2004, by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), is “a specialised area of physiotherapy / physical therapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. It encompasses, and is driven by, the available scientific and clinical evidence and the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient”. For more information, please visit www.ifompt.org
- Manual Therapy – Mulligan concept
Mulligan concept is a manual therapy approach that uses mobilization with movement techniques, aiming at treatment of neuromusculoskeletal pain and restoration of normal mobility and function. It is highly used in neuromusculoskeletal diseases and sports injuries. For more information, please visit www.bmulligan.com
- Clinical Pilates
Clinical Pilates is a system of exercises, based on the Pilates concept, that are specifically designed and applied according to a person’s needs and symptoms. It is mainly useful for persons with musculoskeletal pain and mobility problems.
- PNF concept
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) concept is a hands-on therapy approach that is constantly evolving. Its main characteristic is active participation of the patient in order to achieve maximal potential functionality. It is widely used in both musculoskeletal disorders and neurologic deficits. For more information, please visit www.ipnfa.org
Kinesio taping is “a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process, while providing support and stability to muscles and joints, as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting”. It can be applied in different clinical cases, like musculoskeletal diseases and sports injuries. For more information, please visit www.kinesiotaping.com
- Neural mobilization (Shacklock’s concept)
Neural mobilization is a hands-on therapy approach offering rehabilitative solutions in neuromusculoskeletal disorders, where symptoms are provoked by neural tissue dysfunction. Common problems like leg pain, cervical radiculopathy and carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively treated with these techniques. For more information, please visit www.neurodynamicsolutions.com