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Study of resources mechanotherapeutics used in the maintenance of mobility – a review

By Dahyan Wagner da Silva Silveira, Cássia Batista Reis, Fábio Martins Ângelo, Leandro Góis Silva, Patrícia Cardoso de Castro, Ramayana Gomes Fernandes and Everaldo Nery de Andrade


This study objectived to make a revision on the uses, indications, parameters and against indications of the used mecanotherapeutics devices users for the physiotherapists in the maintenance of mobility. Six mechanotherapeutics resources used for increment of mobility exercises had been studied, being they: the batons, to espaldar, prostrech, panturrilha relax, stairs of fingers and platform of inversion and eversion. The joined references point as general parameters with respect to use in the maintenance of mobility a protocol with 3 series of 5 the 10 repetitions, with intervals of 2 the 3 minutes to each series. To increase the amplitude of movement, these devices can be used in allonges for 15 the 30 seconds in 8 series. The indications, contraindications and positioning of the patient are particular of each device, to depend on the clinical picture of the patient. The devices that had presented more available references had been the batons, espaldar and the stairs of fingers. The studies on these resources are scarce, and amongst that they describe its use, few tell to the used, objective parameters and forms of use. Thus, this article contributes for possible studies on the effectiveness/efficiency of the mechanotherapy for the maintenance of mobility

Topics: mechanotherapy, mobility, exercise, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
Year: 2007
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