Alessandro Degiampietro physiotherapist in Moena, Val di Fassa.
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Hippocrates and Galen are considered the first practitioners of physiotherapy, it has been noted that in 480 B.C, they were already recommending manual treatments like massage.
Physiotherapy deals with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of people with neuromusculoskeletal disorders. It is practiced by professionals, qualified in physiotherapy, who carry out their duties with confidence and professional autonomy.
The goal of the physiotherapist is to guide the patient towards the recovery of the physical disability via manual therapy, massage therapy, kinesiotherapy and physical therapy. The final aim is to reduce or eliminate pain and other signs or symptoms through the restoration of the equilibrium (homeostasis) of the neuro skeletal muscle structures that are involved.
Kinesiotherapy involves the carrying out, whether active or passive of specific repetitive movements for therapeutic purposes. In passive kinesiotherapy, it is the therapist who carries out the joint movement, whilst in the active version, it is the patient himself who performs the movements as indicated by the physiotherapist.
Therapeutic exercises are a key part of rehabilitation that are often not considered (valued). These are taught to patients by the physiotherapist during sessions in the clinic but afterwards, it will be the responsibility of the patient to consistently carry them out at home (home).
During the rehabilitation of or the functional recovery from an injury or illness, the physiotherapist plays a key role. It is their skills and experience that will guide the patient to achieve their goal, however to do this, the active participation of the patient during the entire journey is also equally as important.