The physiotherapy, also known as physiokinesitherapy or fkt, is a health profession that consists of the set of Manual and instrumental techniques and rehabilitative exercises aimed at recovering the physical state of a patient following an injury, i.e. an event that has in some way damaged tissues (muscular, fascio-connective, bony, or nervous) or a particular pathology. The purpose of physical therapy is the rehabilitation of the patient, that is, the patient’s recovery of proper function of his or her body through functional exercises.
Electrostimulation of muscles (EMS) is acomplementary electrotherapy used to promote the growth of muscle fibers. In fact, the electrostimulator, through low-frequency electrical micropulses, allows stimulation of muscle contractions resulting in an increase in muscle mass. Electrostimulation is always combined with physiotherapy treatments, including sports physiotherapy or physio-aesthetic treatments.
You cannot undergo the treatment if: you have a pacemaker, heart rhythm disorders, neoplasia, or suffer from epilepsy. Moderate use of this adjunctive therapy is recommended for patients with capillary fragility.
The physical therapy pathways tend to be dynamic in which physiotherapy techniques can coexist depending on the nature of the trauma to be treated and the patient’s response, and this is the reason why, if deemed necessary, the physiotherapist may, in the same session, use two different techniques: the Manual physiotherapy and electrostimulation.