Physical Therapy

RoNeuro Institute, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Kinetotherapy is a form of therapy whose main means of intervention is physical therapy. It has great utility in neuromotor re-education as a result of affecting the central and peripheral nervous system, successfully completing the multidisciplinary team's actions.

Following the functional evaluation that the kinetic-therapist makes, the objectives of the recovery plan are established in agreement with the patient.

The recovery plan is individualized and based on the real needs of the patient.

The kinetic-therapy sessions are held individually, where the patient has the full attention of the kinetic-therapist throughout the therapy.

Procedures

  • Vojta Therapy

    Vojta therapy is based on the reflex locomotion method.

    According to the International Vojta Society, the Vojta method can be successfully used in a wide range of conditions:

    • movement disorders as a result of cerebral paresis
    • peripheral paresis (brachial plexus paresis)
    • neuromuscular disorders (neuropathies, myasthenia, myopathies)
    • vertebral static disorders (kyphosis, scoliosis)
    • hip dysplasia
  • Plantar reflex therapy

    Reflex therapy is a natural and safe therapy that gives the body the energy it needs.

    It refers to a technique of applying a certain light pressure on the reflex areas of the sole or the palms, in order to produce a state of deep relaxation and to stimulate self-healing processes.

  • Craniosacral therapy

    The craniosacral technique is a very gentle method of working with the body, wahich aims to remove the restrictions and tensions existing in the connective tissue, releasing the body and allowing a normal and natural development of the bodily processes, a factor on which the health of the human body depends.

    Personal development advice

    The field of personal development represents the accumulation of activities that improve the awareness, the development of talents and the human potential, the improvement of the quality of personal and professional life, contributing to the achievement of the personal goals or aspirations of those interested in progressing individually or collectively.

    This form of counseling differs from the activity of psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychological counseling in the light of the intensity and the low complexity of clients' problems and of the specific working tools or techniques that are based on non-directivity.

  • Therapeutic massage

    Medical massage is one of the procedures often used in medical practice, with beneficial results used in a wide range of pathologies, from neurological, orthopedic-traumatic to sports.

    It is often the case that some joint pains are the cause of muscle contractures and can be easily resolved with the help of massage combined very well with stretching and instrument manual therapy.

    The medical massage gives a well-being, relaxation and helps in the complete approach of the patient. Along with kinetic-therapy it is very useful in correcting postural alignment, but also in many other cases.

  • Manual therapy in combination with rTMS

    This is a type of complex neurological recovery therapy, unique in Romania, which combines several innovative techniques in order to approach the patient in a holistic and efficient manner.

    Manual therapy is a form of therapy, part of physiotherapy. It is an individualized approach that involves the detailed evaluation of the muscles, joints and nervous tissues and especially of the fascia. Manual therapy is based on specific concepts of biomechanics and neurophysiology, being a border area between medical specialties such as physiotherapy/kinetic-therapy, manual medicine, orthopedics and rheumatology. Techniques used in manual therapy:

    Soft tissue mobilization techniques, including myotensive and myofascial techniques, with special tools.

    Trigger release techniques

    Dynamic tape, role in the correction of the biomechanics of the spine or of the different joints.

    A special role is played by the techniques of diaphragmatic manipulation, which help to increase the respiratory capacity, with a secondary, but not negligible, role in diminishing chronic pain, decreasing anxiety and depression, relaxation.

  • Richelli therapy

    Richelli manual therapy involves the alternation of manual and instrumental treatments by introducing instruments specially designed by world-renowned osteopath Stefan Richelli, in order to facilitate the therapist's work, as well as to speed up patient recovery. 

    This therapy is aimed at kinetic-therapists/physiotherapists who are professionals in the field of medical recovery. It consists of a set of tools that help therapists approach/treat myofascial tissue.

  • Manual therapy for hyper-trophic and keloid scars (MSTR)

    MSTR is a special technique aimed exclusively at scars, being one of the most neglected of all manual therapy skills. This therapy was developed by Alastair McLoughlin in 2011 and is aimed at hyper-trophic and keloid scars.

    The tissue is approached according to the size of the scar, at most 15 minutes of effective work and is based on a manual movement in 8 directions with different pressures. 

    Indications include: post-surgical scars, scars caused by direct trauma, post-burn scars, scars with cell memory and skin grafts.

    Contraindications are: surgical nets, fragile tissue, edema, active dermatological diseases, sunburn. 

    It does not approach sooner than 6-8 weeks after surgery, and can be applied in practice and on a scar regardless of its age.

    It is a relatively new technique in Romania, very useful, with impressive results and that can effectively change patients' lives from all points of view.

  • Neuromuscular bandage

    The basis of the medical concept of neuromuscular bandage was laid in the 70's of the last century, the principles being taken from chiropractic and kinetic-therapy. The underlying idea of developing this method starts from the fact that muscles are not only necessary for movement, but also to determine processes such as blood circulation, lymphatic circulation and body temperature.

    The elastic band allows the material to breathe and is designed in such a way that it does not limit the movement. The mode of action may include muscular stimulation leading to improvement of local blood circulation, or stimulation of skin, musculature and fascia structures through a passive form of massage.

    Bandage techniques can be used as an adjuvant during the rehabilitation process to improve functional recovery. The related stimulus at the level of the capsule, ligaments and muscle axes, allows the CNS to build accurate proprioceptive information and induce changes in the local muscle tone. These results can be used to guide the choice of appropriate interventions, such as those involving muscle tone and practices to prevent flexion as a result of spasticity. One of the most important effects is pain relief by reducing local pressure and improving circulation. The obtained effects can be classified into the following categories: pain relief, improvement of muscle function by regulating muscle tone, neutralization of blood circulation congestion and lymphatic drainage, influence of neuro-receptors, support of joint function through: neuromuscular stimulation of proprioception, influence of joint position, influence of joint position, influence of joint, fascial and mechanical correction.

  • FNP - Propioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

    FNP- Propioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is a concept created by Kabat, Knott and Voss researchers 60 years ago but with spectacular results including so far.

    Neuromuscularly, by stimulating the proprioceptors located in the joints, tendons and muscles, the motility of the patients is restored or improved.

    This concept is used in a wide range of pathologies from neurological, rheumatologic, orthopedic to even its use in preventive sports medicine.