The World Health Organization (WHO) defines physiotherapy in 1958 as “the science of treatment through: physical, therapeutic exercise, massage and electrotherapy. Also, Physiotherapy involves performing electrical tests and manuals to determine the value of the impairment and muscle strength tests to determine functional capabilities, range of joint motion and vital capacity measures and diagnostic aids to control evolution.”

For its part, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) in 1967 defines Physiotherapy from two points of view.

_MG_0042From the relational aspect, referring to other health professions, as “one of the basic pillars of the available therapeutic medicine to cure, prevent and re-train patients, these pillars consist of Pharmacology, Surgery, psychotherapy and physiotherapy.”

And from its own point of view, like “Art and Science of physical treatment, ie the set of techniques by applying physical agents cure, prevent, recover and readjust to patients eligible for physical therapy.”
Within physiotherapy, Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMT) is a specialized technique of this health profession, formerly a certfied course and recently a university degree.

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This specialization provides examination, diagnosis and conservative treatment of pain and other symptoms of neuro-musculoskeletal disfunction articular column and extremities, all supported by the progress of the investigation based on evidence biomechanics, anatomical, physiological and clinical , which is based on an extensive review of the neuro-muscular-articular.

_MG_0041The Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept is a system of Manual Physiotherapy derived from sports medicine, traditional physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and orthopedic medicine. The training meets the training standards regulated by IFSHT (International Federation of Hand Therapists), which is a subgroup of WCPT (World Confederation of Physiotherapy).

The method provides the necessary tools to perform a structured assessment of the patient from a biomechanical point of view and create the most appropriate treatment strategy for each case where joint techniques are used (traction, landslides, mobilization and manipulation), muscle techniques (stretching, strengthening, coordination) as well as excercises for the patient to do at home (self-mobilization, self-stretching, self-stabilization) and neural tissue mobilization.

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Based on this assessment, the OMT physiotherapist has a wide range of tools, manuals and instrumental, to give a more effective treatment for the patient.

 

  • Techniques joint (Orthopedic Manual Therapy).
  • Technical muscle (fibrolysis Diacutánea. Myofascial therapy, dry needling).
  • Nervous System (Neurodynamics).
  • Training (medical exercise therapy, Rehab. Gymnastics hipopresiva).

Yet this vast arsenal, the OMT physiotherapist enables him to recover and improve body function of people with the least damage and maximum benefit. It is ultimately the best person to try to improve those malfunctions that may occur in the musculoskeletal system, the ATM trunk and extremities, pelvic floor and cardio-respiratory system conservatively and according to environmental sustainability by providing . It is also a fundamental support for the improvement of sports performance gesture and ensuring an adequate level of health

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