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Physical Therapy

What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy is a branch of medicine which deals with painful and painless dysfunctions of the body’s movement system associated with the osteoarticular, muscular or nervous systems. Problems may be related to posture or to the inability to generate or control functional movement in activities which are performed daily, are work-related, or during sport and leisure activities.
It utilizes a clinical methodology equipped with specific evaluation tools, and treatments (manual techniques, vertebral and joint manipulation, specific exercises, strategies for pain management, cognitive and communication techniques) based on the most recent scientific knowledge and efficacy trials, regarding the Bio-Psycho-Social model of health.

The Professional Physical Therapist
Physical therapy is practiced EXCLUSIVELY by individuals with a university degree in physical therapy, who belongs to the category of rehabilitation health professionals and who is a registered member of their respective professional register.
Health professionals are committed to a process of continuing education according to the ECM-Continuing Education Program in Medicine of the Ministry of Health, to assure that through clinical experience and professional dialogue, scientific knowledge becomes clinically effective.

Is Physical Therapy painful?
Sometimes it can be painful; however, the Physical Therapist uses techniques aimed at reducing unwanted side effects, such as pain. If a part of the body does not function correctly, the perception of pain is considered normal. The patient’s diligence and effort, together with the Physical Therapist’s experience, significantly reduce such occurrences. In general, the patient experiences benefits starting from the first treatment.

Christina Capuano Fisioterapia Como

Pre-operative Physical Therapy

What is Pre-operative Physical Therapy?
Pre-operative Physical Therapy is the process by which the therapist identifies and strengthens a patient’s residual neuro-muscular-skeletal capability. This involves improving their psychophysical response to an upcoming stressful event, such as surgery.
Who can undergo Pre-operative Physical Therapy?
Any patient requiring neuro-muscular-skeletal system surgery by means of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic or Post-Traumatic surgery is a suitable candidate.
What are the phases of Pre-operative Physical Therapy?

  • Clinical management and decision-making by the operating surgeon.
  • Personalized therapeutic exercises and Neuro-Linguistic Programming exercises aimed at reducing anxiety and stress are formulated by the Physical Therapist.

What are the Benefits?

  • Reduced period of being bedridden.
  • Reduction of post-operative pain.
  • Reduction/prevention of post-operative complications.
  • More rapid return to daily life activities.
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What is Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy is a highly specialized branch of physical therapy which is applied in the treatment of both painful and painless neuro-muscular-skeletal system problems, in the coordination of the central nervous system and in pain management, through the use of advanced treatment techniques such as cognitive therapies, Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques and personalized exercises.

Areas of Specialization
Sports physical therapy, pediatric, respiratory, cardiological, neurological, urologic, oncologic

Functional Training

What is Functional Training?
Functional Training attempts to adapt or develop exercises according to the particular needs and clinical history of an individual. These exercises aim to improve a person’s daily life activities or their performance in sport by preventing injuries and recurring bodily harm.
What Equipment is used in Functional Training?
There is no specific equipment, rather, body movements are used to seek familiarity in gestures from daily tasks or in a sport. Sometimes, equipment that increases the difficulty of an exercise is used, such as different sized medicine balls, elastics, weights or skipping ropes.
Why is Functional Training so important?
One of the main objectives of functional training is the improvement of various levels of resistance and strength, two important elements according to the latest scientific studies, related to improving the quality of life and the prevention of many pathologies associated with aging or immobility.

  • Improvement in executing daily life activities.
  • Increase in flexibility, coordination and psychophysical well-being.
  • Pain reduction.
  • Decrease in the risk of injury.
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The Certified Orthokinetic Therapy

Only Certified Orthokinetic® Therapy professionals work in this medical office.
What is Orthokinetic Therapy®?
Certification is assigned to those who have a university degree in Physical Therapy and have completed post-graduate training in Manual Therapy and Neuro-Muscular-Skeletal Physical Therapy, including training which, based on the number of hours and its scientific-clinical breadth, is comparable to specialization study programs in the biomedical field.
Certification is granted, subject to evaluation and verification of the professional’s prerequisites, by the authority of the PNO – Piano Nazionale Ortokinetico (National Orthokinetic Plan), which is dedicated to the promotion of the profession of Physical Therapists with advanced training on a national scale, in order to guaranty the best health service for its citizens.

Call for an appointment

You are welcome at my medical offices in Como, Rome and Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Together we will find the best solution to your problems.
Thanks to the help of my associates, we offer the best treatments and services, guaranteeing optimal results and wellbeing.

Monday – Friday 9.30 – 13.00 14.30 – 19.00