Kinesiotherapy

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Kinesiotherapy
Specialtyphysical therapy

Kinesiotherapy or Kinesitherapy or kinesiatrics, (kinēsis, "movement") literally movement therapy, is the therapeutic treatment of disease by passive and active muscular movements (as by massage) and of exercise.[1][2] It is the core element of physiotherapy/physical therapy.

Equivalents of the term Kinesiotherapy are used in place of the term physiotherapy/physical therapy in several non-English speaking countries (e.g. Bulgaria, Lithuania, Rwanda, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Belgium, France, Chile, Paraguay, and Romania).[3]

History[edit]

It has been used as a well-established therapeutical resource since the early 20th century.[4] Back then, various devices were used including vibrating devices to stimulate the muscles.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kinesitherapy". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ Doury, Paul; Dirheimer, Yves; Pattin, Serge (1981). Algodystrophy: diagnosis and therapy of a frequent disease of the locomotor apparatus. Springer-Verlag. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-387-10624-3. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.wcpt.org/sites/wcpt.org/files/files/PS_Protection_Title_Sept2011_appendix_titles_2013.pdf
  4. ^ Shoemaker, John Vietch (1908). A practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: with especial reference to the clinical application of drugs. F.A. Davis. p. 1000. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  5. ^ United States. Patent Office (1918). Classification Bulletin of the United States Patent Office ...: Containing the Classification of Subjects of Invention ... U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 7. Retrieved 21 March 2012.