Rehabilitation

Therapeutic methods

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Taping

Kinesiotaping is therapy related to muscle joint problems based on kinesiology and the ability of the body to self-heal. It reduces pain in muscles and joints, removes lymph edema, supports the muscles and corrects wrong positioning of the joint.

The taping procedure by use of kinesiotaping demands the proper selection of the length of the tape, its shape, a cut of the skin and its application by selecting the appropriate direction. In contrast to the classical tape, the so called Dynamic tape (a hypoallergenic tape which is flexible and does not restrict movement) is often used in sports .

Medical Taping is based on the application of a firm tape to reduce the mobility of the joint or tissue, and increase the stability of the area.

Functional taping focuses on improving the function of the area of ​​the body, relieves tissue or activates the appropriate structures.

Trening funkcjonalny i terapeutyczny, kinezyterapia

Exercise is a very important element of rehabilitation, which allows to restore the lost function of motion. A set of exercises is individually selected to the patient, and is functional for a faster return to activity. Our creative team of young physiotherapists does not allow for boredom during rehabilitation and constantly raises the bar to achieve earlier stated goals.

In the rehabilitation room a number of different exercises are performed using high-tech equipment of renowned centers in the world- such as biofeedback instruments (i.e. giving the possibility of a therapist and patient to monitor the patient’s current image of performed exercises).
In addition, the patient is guided into full training load and, if necessary, may pass an individualized program with a specialized personal trainer .

An important element in rehabilitation is hydrotherapy, more precisely hydrogimanstics, namely exercises done in the water. Under the supervision of a specialized trainer, in consultation with a physiotherapist, classes are held at the pool, with elements of swimming and exercises with increased load, but due to water displacement allows e.g. the introduction of running training much earlier than normal. It is also an excellent opportunity to improve their swimming style.

Physiotherapy

Physical therapy is a form of treatment that uses physical stimuli. Performance depends on the type of stimulus, the strength and reactivity of the body. Physical therapy is most often used as complementary treatment and supportive treatment in kinesitherapy or manual therapy.

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McKenzie

The McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy Method – a method of diagnosis and treatment of back pain resulting from static and dynamic overloads. A characteristic feature of this method is a precise interview and examination, and thus accurate diagnosis of the causes of back pain. In this method, the emphasis is on the role of the patient in the process of healing and prevention. The method used to assess repeated movements (towards the deteriorating condition of the patient), and treatment (so-called directional preference), to define the cause and determine the direction of movement which would be therapeutic.

The McKenzie method involves minimum necessary intervention by the therapist, thus avoiding the patient from becoming dependent on the therapist. Therefore, the responsibility for the healing process is evenly divided between the patient and the therapist, who educates the patient about his/her health condition, existing threats and prevention in the future. The author of the method also indicates the importance of exercise in pain of the spine, maintaining correct posture during everyday activities in order to reduce the risk of relapse.

PNF

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a method based on proprioceptive movements which retrieve lost -motion by using the experience of childrens’ development schemes and multi-sensory abilities(including tactile, visual, auditory, balance and proprioceptive). PNF is also a great way to diversify therapy, is performed without pain, and extremely effective, as it focuses directly on the problem which the patient had turned to the therapist with. PNF uses the concept of functional movement patterns to restore the patient’s correct movement, improve his/her ergonomics, activate the weakened muscles with the help of stronger muscle groups and create movement of the affected joint without increasing pain.

Manual therapy

(according to Kaltenborn Evienth, Maitland, IOM, Levite). Manual therapy is a method based on a detailed examination of the patient, diagnosis, and manual treatment. The proceedings relate to working with all joints, pouch structures, ligaments and muscles. Therapeutic techniques include: massage (transverse, functional ), muscle stretching, joint mobilization, manipulation and specialized exercises.

Therefore, manual therapy is a highly specialized branch of physiotherapy based on biomechanics and the function of human movement supported by scientific knowledge. A manual therapist is a person highly skilled, able to properly diagnose and treat a disorder, post-traumatic or painful motion, without limiting only to a therapeutic massage.

Manual therapy is used wherever there is pain and/or limitation of motion in the joint or tissues. Fastest visible effects may be observed in the case of overloaded tissues or joints but also speeds up the functional and locomotor system in the postoperative conditions. Manual therapy is invaluable in orthopedic rehabilitation.

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  • FDM – (Fascial Distortion Model) – the concept of work based on fascial disorders. The authors of this model differentiate 7 major fascia distortions, which are characterized by a specific mechanism of formation (injury, overload) and so-called  ‘Body language’, namely a specific way of showing places on the body being in pain or having a disorder. After a thorough analysis during the interview, the therapist starts therapy, which in the case of 3 out of 7 distortions, may be painful. However, at the same time therapy is an extremely effective way of reducing patients’ immediate pain and increases the range of motion in the joint as much as 70% during the first session.
  • Treatment of soft tissue – soft tissue techniques provide a variety of therapeutic activities (e.g. muscle energy techniques – MET, Myofascial Release- MFR,  Active Release Techniques – ART, Positional Release – PR) performed by the therapist on the muscles, fascias, but also affecting adjacent joints or the nervous system. With a variety of techniques, the therapist is able to select the proper form of treatment for the patient regardless if he/she is in an acute, subacute or chronic condition. Soft tissue treatment involves elements of deep massage, stretching and relaxation of areas with increased tension. By normalizing tension in the body, we allow movement pattern improvement, and thus increase the ergonomics of movement. This avoids a large amount of overload, which leads to more serious injuries. Working on soft tissue is a great solution when the patient’s problem is just at its beginning.
  • Decongestant Therapy 
  • Therapeutic Massage

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In order to provide you with the highest level of care, the medical team and physiotherapists have developed rehabilitation protocols that are based on years of experience, and the latest scientific research. The protocols provide a detailed treatment plan, thus ensuring consistent treatment of the whole physiotherapy team. Rehabilitation protocols provide an early, effective and safe way for rehabilitation after surgery and during conservative treatment.


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Physiotherapy consultation is personalized advice provided by a highly specialized physiotherapist. The aim of the consultation is to create the most optimal rehabilitation program for each patient.

During this meeting mechanisms responsible for the therapeutic problem will be presented and the most effective means of addressing it . A physical therapist will help you find, and eliminate, the factors adversely affecting the process of rehabilitation, individualize the rehabilitation program and identify its key its components .

The consultation will provide you with a comprehensive amount of information related to your treatment, indicate time needed to return to the best possible performance, as well as give recommendations on the best form of treatment. We are ready to answer all your health related questions.


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International standards of evidence-based medicine research require the physiotherapy process to evaluate in an objective manner.

Programming and implementing the process of physiotherapy based on objective measurements of the highest quality, is the guarantee of our proposed therapy. Recovery is sometimes a long-term process, which is why it is particularly important to monitor the process of physiotherapy. Evaluation assures us that our patients’ objectives are completely safe.

Our clinic is equipped with modern equipment, used by academic institutions to conduct advanced research. We conduct isokinetic evaluation, we measure the distribution load around the lower extremities, and the ability to maintain balance. We use protocols respected worldwide, especially in the U.S., the Functional Movement System.

An evaluation carried out in an objective manner allows us to specify the risk of injury during sports activities, and gives us the possibility to prevent it. We can also indicate when our patient is ready to return to a hobby after surgery.


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Each process of rehabilitation, which the patient goes through in Rehasport Clinic leads to full recovery. This means, the patient’s health condition before injury, surgery etc.  will return and allow the patient move around without limitations.

The rehabilitation system in Rehasport Clinic developed throughout the years by our team of physiotherapists, has allowed us to create a list of criteria necessary to return to full fitness. The criteria include a full, painless range of motion, no effusion (swelling) in the affected area which had been subject to injury or after surgery, as well as biomechanical evaluation results, which are carried out is in the Department of Rehasport Clinic by modern rehabilitation equipment. The fulfillment of the criteria allows the patient to optimize the rehabilitation process, and hence as soon as possible return to full and safe fitness.

Not following the above criteria carries the risk of damage to the treated area of the body, which in turn can significantly prolong the rehabilitation process.