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Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair

By K M Khan and A Scott

Abstract

Mechanotransduction is the physiological process where cells sense and respond to mechanical loads. This paper reclaims the term “mechanotherapy” and presents the current scientific knowledge underpinning how load may be used therapeutically to stimulate tissue repair and remodelling in tendon, muscle, cartilage and bone

Topics: Reviews
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2662433
Provided by: PubMed Central

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