Kinesiology offers new solutions for burned patients

The skin, the largest and most complex organ in our body, performs several vital functions. Among other things, it is very important for human behaviour because it is directly related to the physical appearance. We know that the discomfort and psycho-emotional effects are frequently more serious than the physical changes caused by the disease, interfering negatively in the quality of life of the individual.

It is here that dermato-functional physical therapy (kinesiology) intervenes. This is a new area of physiotherapy which deals with examining and treating disruptions that are based on alterations in the functionality of the tegumentary (skin) system. Through a therapeutic relationship and based on the psycho-physical and social conditions, it seeks to stimulate, improve or adapt to the individual so that he or she can have a better quality of life. The involvement of dermato-functional physical therapy is divided into two main sections: reconstructive and cosmetic. We are now going to focus on the first one, particularly in the rehabilitation of burned Read more

Physiotherapy: the importance to your health

Physiotherapy has existed as a form of treatment for dysfunctions and disabilities for thousands of years. It is considered a key treatment in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from debilitating conditions as a result of accidents or diseases.

Despite the fact that, since ancient times there have been references to the use of physical agents in order to prevent and treat diseases, but it was in ancient Greece with Hippocrates when they began to take the first steps in the development of physiotherapy as a profession.

Hippocrates used massages as a form of therapy to help restore and maintain the body's motor and functional abilities. Even today massages still continue to be associated with the physiotherapist precisely because of the importance that they have always had throughout the history of physiotherapy. However, the field of physiotherapy intervention and the techniques used by the therapist go far beyond massages. What is physiotherapy? According to the WCHPT (World Confederation for Physical Therapy), it is defined as the area of health responsible for promoting, developing, maintaining and restoring people’s maximum movement and functional ability throughout their lives. Its main interest and objective is Read more