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 recover 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.
Physiotherapy pathways tend to be dynamic pathways in which physiotherapy techniques may coexist depending on the nature of the injury being treated and the patient’s response, and this is the reason why sessions in the same physiotherapy pathway may vary from one another.
There are no particular contraindications that prevent you from undergoing physical therapy sessions but in some cases (such as in cancer patients, patients with open wounds, patients with major vascular problems, or patients with unstable general conditions), a diagnosis by the specialist physician who prescribes the physiotherapy course that he or she deems most suitable for the patient is strictly recommended before beginning courses of physiotherapy sessions.
On the other hand, with regard to physiotherapy treatments in which electromedical instruments are used, it is not possible for pregnant patients, pacemaker wearers, and cancer patients to undergo them, in contrast to manual techniques and alternative therapies that can be performed on all patients instead.