What is kinesiotherapy and what does it consist of?

Kinesitherapy is a set of techniques designed to help the patient regain mobility and muscle strength. Keep reading and find out what its benefits are

Kinesitherapy is also known as kinesitherapy, kinesitherapy or kinesitherapy. In all cases, the root is the same, only with phonetic or spelling variations.

The term in question derives from the Greek word kinesis, which translates as “movement”. With the addition of the word therapy we have as a result that the meaning, etymologically speaking, would be “movement therapy”.

As such, this set of techniques is part of a broader discipline: physiotherapy.
It could be said that kinesiotherapy consists of the practical application of the principles of kinesiology. However, its purpose is both therapeutic and preventive.

Thus, when starting treatment, the therapist performs a test to assess the quality and type of muscle response, locating dysfunctional areas or actions that are performed incorrectly and that can lead to deterioration of joint, muscle, and even bone health.

Once the type of problem has been determined, the physiotherapist establishes an approach plan.

This practice does not consist in the use of massages, application of ointments or bandages. On the contrary, it involves sophisticated techniques (electrotherapy, hydrotherapy) and even the use of various equipment, implements, devices and devices (such as ultrasound).