Application of Movement in Therapy
Kinesitherapy is a therapy based on the notion of body movement. It represents one of the most vital aspects of medical rehabilitation. As a part of physical therapy, it uses systematic movements in the form of exercise to preserve, establish, develop and replace the functions of the locomotor system. The goal is to maximize the full potential of the patient, with the accent on the optimal recovery of the locomotor function.
The effect of kinesitherapy is highly beneficial for blood circulation in the locomotor system. It improves the heart rate, straightens the blood vessels, accelerates lung activity, and increases respiratory volume and gas exchange.
Exercises increase strength, resistance, the elasticity of muscles, joints, and ligaments, coordination of movements. They have a beneficial effect on appetite and good night's sleep, help the immune system, and stimulate healing mechanisms. The reflex effect of kinesitherapy is also therapeutic. Applied on one body part, kinesiotherapy, causes a reflex in another, contralateral segment of the body, which manifests exceedingly well on metabolism. The local effect of kinesitherapy improves the functional abilities of the locomotor system. The application of kinesitherapy leads to improvement in range of motion, strength, speed, and coordination.
-It is recommended as part of rehabilitation and treatment of orthopedic traumas (sprains, fractures, injuries), neurological traumas (brain injuries, spinal cord), and rheumatic diseases
-It is recommended as part of the treatment of scoliosis, kyphosis, flat feet/fallen arches (corrective exercises)
-It is recommended in sports injuries and rehabilitation of athletes
-It is recommended as part of physical therapy in pediatrics
-It is recommended as a prevention of osteoporosis, chronic problems in the neck and lumbar region due to improper posture, improvement of psychophysical, social, and mental health