Kaltenborn – Evjenth orthopedic manual therapy consists of several components. The first is diagnostics – through specialized manual tests, the physiotherapist can determine precisely 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 the 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).
– degenerative diseases and pain syndromes of the spine,
– joint sprains and dislocations,
– bone fractures,
– headaches and dizziness,
– rib neuralgia,
– carpal tunnel syndrome,
– golfer’s and tennis elbow.
The Kaltenborn-Evjenth method includes exercises for scoliosis, lordosis and other postural defects, the therapy is used for people with post-traumatic restriction of joint range of motion and after surgical procedures (ligament reconstruction, knee and hip endoprosthesis). Conducted regularly, by people with skill and experience, it can bring truly excellent results.