The World Health Organisation defines physiotherapy as the art and science of treatment through therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, massage and electricity. In addition, physiotherapy includes performing electrical and manual tests to determine the value of the condition of inhibition and muscle strength, tests for functional abilities, the joint range of motion and vital capacity measures, as well as diagnostic aids for control of evolution.
The Spanish Association of Physiotherapists defines physiotherapy as a set of methods, actions or techniques, which by physical means, heal, prevent and rehabilitate people affected by somatic or organic dysfunctions and want to maintain a certain physical level.
There are many physiotherapeutic techniques that can be used in care work. Among them we can mention kinesiotherapy, articulated manual therapy, masotherapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, light radiation therapies, biofeedback, specific developmental methods and psychomotor education in medical and surgical conditions, hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, assessment systems and functional tests, planning of activities and programs of prevention to the population, etc.
Within the professionalism of the physiotherapist we must emphasise that just like any health professional, we have a code of ethics, which will encompass ethical standards that regulate the behaviour of the physiotherapist.
At Linde Physiotherpy-Rehabilitation-Osteopathy we perform the following techniques:
- Mastherapy (massage): Neuromuscular, sporting, relaxing, therapeutic, myofascial release…
- Kinesiotherapy or movement therapy (mobilisation, post-plaster rehabilitation…)
- Ecoguated Percutaneous Electrolysis.
- Therapeutic Exercises.
- Functional dressing (sprains, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis…).
- Neuromuscular bandage (Kinesiotaping).
- Stretching (therapeutic, sports…).
- Electrotherapy (for potentiation, relaxation, muscle toning and analgesia).
- Tens Currents (single-phase, biphasic, symmetrical and asymmetric compensated).
- Megaa Currents (continuous, pulsed, compensated).
- Rectangular pulses (biphasic, monophasic and compensated).
- Exponential pulse.
- Galvanic Current.
- Diadinamic Currents.
- Ultrasonotherapy (ultrasound for pains, contractures, tendonitis, fibrillar breakage…).
- Thermotherapy (heat as analgesic and toning).
- Cryotherapy (therapeutic cold for acute pain, post-muscle stretching…).
- Functional Re-education: Parallels, Quadruple Armchair, Bobath Ball, Boheler Table and Plate…
- Nutritional Counselling in Osteo-muscular Pathologies.