Kaltenborn – Evjenth orthopedic manual therapy consists of several components. The first is diagnostics – through specialized manual tests, the physiotherapist can accurately determine whether the source of pain in a particular part of the body is a diseased joint, a pinched nerve or a muscle that is too tight. This allows him to select the best method of therapy.
And these can be various. Kaltenborn – Evjenth manual therapy uses tailored:
- soft tissue mobilization techniques – such as functional massage, transverse massage, post-isometric relaxation or muscle stretching,
- joint mobilization techniques – activation of joint capsules, ligaments and bony structures, joint mobilizations using traction and gliding in a resting position,
- Nerve tissue mobilization techniques – maintaining or improving mobility of peripheral nerves, dura mater and nerve roots,
- exercises – maintaining or improving mobility of joints, soft tissues and nerve tissue.
Of course, if the disorder in question is accompanied by pain, the Kaltenborn-Evjenth method may include appropriate immobilization (stabilizers, corsets, bandages) or physical measures (electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, heat therapy).