Kinesitherapy (from the Greek word ” kinesis “, movement and ” therapeia “, therapy):
Is an activity that places the client at the center of the therapeutic process, its goal, aimed at empowering the individual in the autonomy and management of their functional capabilities, and of their health.
Takes into account the biological, physical, psychological, social, cultural and environmental characteristics of each client.
Identifies and assesses the capacities of movement, potential and activity of an individual.
Acts on the body and the various organs and tissues that compose it, through manual modalities.
Establishes, restores, develops, and optimizes the client’s ability to function in relation to the level of movement required of their structures, enabling them to take an active role professionally and socially.
The activity of Kinesitherapy includes:
- Postures and manual mobilization of all joints (active and passive), to the exclusion of manoeuver of force, including vertebral manipulations and reductions of bone displacement
- Muscle strengthening (sports or post-traumatic)
- Musculoskeletal, neural and visceral lengthening through fascial modalities
- Proprioceptive re-education (is directed more particularly to neurological disorders)
- Neuromuscular relaxation