Methods

Methods

Manual therapy

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is a postgraduate specialization within the framework of physiotherapy  and it expands a physiotherapist’s knowledge  in the field of anatomy and neurophysiology. A physiotherapy specialist diagnoses and treats  motor organ dysfunctions by, first, conducting an interview and examination of a patient, which allows him to determine the treatment plan and its duration. Treatment of the musculoskeletal system dysfunction and peripheral nervous system is done by using techniques of joint mobilization, muscle techniques and movement exercises. The overriding goal is to return to normal functioning as soon as possible by restoring the ability to perform painless positions and movements of the patient's body as well as prophylaxis to prevent the recurrence of ailments. IFOMPT (International Federation of Orthopedic Manipulative Physical Therapists) supervises the training of physiotherapists in Manual Orthopedic Therapy, giving guidelines for the introduction of this new specialization (from 1976), within physiotherapy, consistent with evidence-based medicine (EBM Evidence Based Medicine).

http://www.ifompt.org/About+IFOMPT.html

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure based on manual treatments for dysfunction of joint and tissue mobility, assessing the impact of these dysfunctions on the occurrence of disease states - aimed at improving the health of patients, as well as prevention to maintain their well-being. This definition of osteopathy was adopted by the Society of Polish Osteopaths (TOP). Osteopathy is a manual treatment method with over 100 years of tradition. It is a form of diagnostics and treatment recognized and appreciated in many countries around the world. The father of modern osteopathy is an American doctor Andrew Taylor Still. Since Still's time, osteopathy has come a long way to Europe and it has undergone a significant metamorphosis. Modern osteopathy and its practice requires excellent practical skills and great general medical knowledge. The scope of treatment covered by osteopathy, as a manual medicine of functional disorders, is an important element of human health protection, as well as the medicine of choice, in cases of functional disorders of the body.

Osteopathy is part of the complementary medicine, although, unfortunately often it is confused with alternative medicine. Osteopathy treats the human body as a whole, both in a structural and functional aspect, and is the quintessence of wisdom and the art of healing. The tensegrity structure model reflects the structure of the human body and is used to describe and study the biomechanics of the human body as an integral whole. Tensegrity system (a word of English origin, composed of two words: tension – from stretching and integrity) is the invention of the structural system in which stabilization takes place by tensing and compressing its elements.

Osteopatia zaliczana jest do medycyny komplementarnej, choć niestety często mylona z medycyną alternatywną. Osteopatia traktuje ciało ludzkie jako całość, zarówno w aspekcie strukturalnym jak i funkcjonalnym, stanowi kwintesencje mądrości i sztuki leczenia. Model konstrukcji tensegrity odzwierciedla strukturę ciała ludzkiego i wykorzystywany jest do opisywania i badania biomechaniki ciała ludzkiego jako integralnej całości.

Układ tensegrity (wyraz pochodzenia angielskiego, złożony z tension – naprężenie pochodzące od rozciągania oraz integrity – integralność) wynalazek ustroju konstrukcyjnego, w którym następuje wzajemna stabilizacja elementów rozciąganych i ściskanych.

Biofeedback z wykorzystaniem USG - Sonofeedback

We use an ultrasound device to plan and objectify the course of therapy. Thanks to this, a therapist is able to precisely match an exercise to a patient's needs, which shortens the time of returning to full fitness. He patient's body awareness also increases when during the therapist's instructions he can see the effects of the exercise performed on the USG monitor. The patient's understanding of the performed exercise also facilitates correct performance of their own at home. This again translates into faster effects of therapy. Diagnosis with the use of Sonofeedback allows a qualified physiotherapist to properly examine the function of the musculoskeletal system. The reason for many types of pain is not only the weakness of certain muscle groups, but also the disturbances of motor control of a coordinating nature, referred to as the so-called timing, or synchronization of muscle work. Ultrasound is first used to identify and then isolate the work of the muscles applicable