Manual therapies, instrumental therapies with the best machinery, functional evaluations and continuous specialized and human support of our professionals during the rehabilitation process: these are the strengths of the Forte dei Marmi Physiotherapy Services. Discover them all!
This assessment is the first stage in the therapy journey that both the patient and physiotherapist will embark upon together. After filling in personal information and being given the green light, the patient will be accompanied by the therapist from the get-go, starting with an initial interview, until the patient is discharged from the centre.
The term “tecar,” or “tecar therapy,” refers to “Capacitive Resistive Energy Transfer.” This type of therapy, although used in Italy for quite some time, has only become popular in the last 20 years.
Depending on the problems detected in the assessment phase, the patient will begin his or her therapy journey together with a physiotherapist. This step-by-step journey involves the combination of manual therapy techniques and functional rehabilitation exercises. One won’t work without the other.
HIGH-POWER LASER TREATMENT
The term “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” This abbreviation refers to a device that is able to emit a monochromatic and concentrated light beam via a rectilinear ray that is capable of inducing photochemical and photobiological variations in cell tissue.
Shock-wave therapy or “lithotripsy” is an electro-medical therapy that uses high-energy acoustic waves. Unlike ultrasound therapy, which generates a sinusoidal waveform, this type of wave form has a pulsating pattern.
Ultrasound is defined as an acoustic vibration with frequencies above the limit of audible frequencies (i.e. greater than 20,000 Hz). Ultrasound waves have a frequency of between 1 MHz and 3 MHz and penetrate the tissue in order to perform mechanical, thermal and chemical actions, resulting in the acceleration of the metabolic processes of cells, increasing local thermal energy, stimulating circulation and neuromuscular and vascular tone.
ORTHOPAEDIC MANUAL THERAPY
The official definition of “orthopaedic manual therapy” was issued by the IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) in Cape Town in 2004, with the favourable vote of all member countries present at the General Meeting.