KINESITHERAPY & OSTEOPATHY
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Kinesiotherapy is rehabilitative/therapeutic treatment of disease that uses muscular exercise or passive movement, which uses either active movements (medical gymnastic) or passive methods (massages, mobilization) that work towards strengthening of the muscles and and improve the strength and the mobility in patients.

Osteopathy is an unconventional treatment technique that emphasizes massage and other physical manipulation of muscle tissue, bones and joints.

LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

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Lymphatic drainage is a mild massage technique aiming to help the lymphatic liquid to circulate throughout the body. It is used to promote natural chemical processes in the body as well as regeneration of the cells, thus stimulating the immune system.

It has many beneficial therapeutic effects:

  • on the nervous system
  • on the muscles
  • on the neuro-vegetative system
  • it helps removing lactic acid to the lymphatic pathways
  • acts positively on hypertonia
  • it improves the body’s natural immune defence by promoting lymphatic flow
  • relieves edema, inflammation and ulcers
  • stimulate the intestinal functions

It has many beneficial aesthetic effects:

  • helps with elimination of cellulite and fat/adipose deposits
  • helps treat obesity
  • improves legs posture
  • prevents wrinkles
  • helps fight rosacea and puffy face
  • helps body healing processes in general
  • improves acne conditions
  • allows better absorption of skin care products.

SHOCK WAVE THERAPY

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is used to induce extracellular and microscopic interstitial biological effects which results in quick regeneration of tissue.

It is used in Physiotherapy, to treat:

  • shoulder pain
  • epicondylitis
  • lower back pain
  • Achilles and tendon pain
  • patellar tendinitis
  • treatment of trigger points

It is used in Orthopedics, to treat:

  • dislocated or injured shoulders
  • periarthritis humeroscapularis
  • calcaneal spine
  • secondary symptoms of osteoarthritis
  • achillodynia
  • lateral & ulnar epicondylitis

It is used in Sports medicine, to treat:

  • muscle distension
  • long-term joint distortion
  • groin pain
  • hip pain
  • lower back pain
  • achillodynia

REBOUTEMENT

The reboutement (rebuilding) techniques help restoring the damaged nerves, sprung tendons, cramped muscles, sprains and dislocated joints.

PEDIATRIC OSTEOPATHY

Osteopathic consultation are often recommended for newborn babies, its aim is to remove the tensions that may have appeared during pregnancy and childbirth.

Today, doctors and midwifes often resort to using various equipment to aid labor and childbirth (forceps, suction cups, etc.), especially when the birth is by a caesarean section. In those cases there is an elevated risk that the newborn could suffer some kind of trauma during the process, that is why it is recommended for the child to be checked by an osteopath.

Control by an osteopath should be done:

  • when the delivery was induced and / or it was performed with epidural drip
  • when birth was too long (more than 12 hours) or too short (less than 3 hours)
  • when the baby was born any other way than the normal, facing down, way – breach baby, facing up, etc.
  • when the cord has been wrapped around the neck
  • when case of premature labor and birth
  • when birth was aided by applying pressure on mother’s abdomen to facilitate delivery (abdominal expression)
  • when any tools (forceps, suction cups, spatulas) were used in the delivery process
  • when the delivery was done with a caesarean section
  • when there was a need to resuscitate the baby
  • in cases of twin birth, triplets, etc.

SUTHERLAND METHOD

The Sutherland method is a specific technique which is characterized by its extremely soft nature. There is no joint or muscle manipulation (the therapist does not “crack” your joints).

The Sutherland method is usually used to correct bone positions, to aid physiological tissue respiration, and to relieve pain.

KINESIO-TAPING

Kinesio-Taping® is a specific strapping technique that is used for treating muscle, tendon, ligament and circulatory disorders. Conventional strapping methods create stabilization by limiting the amplitudes to which muscles or bones move and in doing so it applies pressure on the lesion area which reduces subcutaneous circulation. The Kinésio Taping®, allows freedom of movements and works like a pump by stimulating the lymphatic circulation. The result is a reduction in pressure and irritation of the subcutaneous mechanoreceptors.

Physiological benefits:

  • beneficial effects on muscle function — it could facilitate operation or inhibit contraction
  • reduction of pain by decreasing pressure on mechanoreceptors
  • improved blood and lymph circulation helping to eliminate excess edema and drainage of hematomas
  • rehabilitation of joint functions by assisting the physiology of joints

REFLEX MASSAGE

This is a method derived from acupuncture which uses the same guidelines according to which each organ of the body has a corresponding point at the feet. The goal of the therapist is to mobilize the energies of the different organs by pressing on certain sensitive zones of the feet (much like turning on a light by pressing the switch on the wall). The goal of the massage is relaxation and reducing stress.

KINESITHERAPY OF SPORT

Sports physiotherapy is a proven way to reduce sports related injuries and to increase safety in sports by improving physical conditions. It helps the body to adapt to the elevated effort levels during sports in to be able to sustain more physical activity. It is performed on muscles, tendons and joints using various massages and manipulations.

The athletic physiotherapist helps the athlete gradually adapt his or her respiratory system and cardiovascular system to the practiced sport.

The physiotherapist helps develop individual conditioning programs suited to each individual level and advises what kind of physical activities should be performed to match athletes’ personal abilities. These measures are designed to prevent injuries.

Sports physiotherapy also deals with the treatment of most sports-related traumas such as sprains, tendonitis, ligamentous elongations, and some fractures. It ensures  gradual restoration to the pre-injury level by rehabilitation adapted to the athlete and the trauma.

OSTEOPATHY OF SPORT

sportAthletes are increasingly using osteopaths services in their careers. Some international teams even have osteopath professionals on staff (French football team, XV de France, etc.).

The reason for this is because osteopaths can be beneficial to athletes in many ways:

Osteopathic treatment:

  • has preventive action against injuries
  • addresses certain imbalances in the body
  • is required for following-up on sustained injuries
  • is used to relieve pain
  • improves performance
  • is recommended when preparing for a significant sports event.

As part of playing sports, athletes put their bodies under a lot of stress, involving all important structural elements of the body:

  • joints
  • muscles
  • tendons
  • ligaments

For that, the intervention of an osteopath could be quite beneficial for athletes at all levels. Whether they are beginners, who want to lower injury risk while they practice ; semi-professionals who wish to improve their performance; or professionals who want to recover quickly after an injury or who are preparing for a sports event.

OVERALL POSTURAL GYMNASTICS

Postural gymnastics harmonize and strengthen your muscle system through movement. They help increase the amplitude of your movements, reduce muscle tensions and relax your nervous system. It also helps you control your breathing and makes your body more powerful.

OVERALL POSTURAL RECONSTRUCTION (THE MEZIERES METHOD)

01The Mézières method is a postural rehabilitation technique that aims at relaxing muscular tensions and correcting deviations of the vertebral column. It is practiced mainly by maintaining very precise postures and performing certain respiratory exercises to prevent or cure:

  • back pain and neck pain
  • joint pain related to muscle tension and complications (tendonitis)
  • postural disorders: hyperlordosis, hypercyphosis, scoliosis and limb deformities (genu varum, genu valgum, flat feet, etc.)