Updated: Jan 20
Biokineticists and Physiotherapists work closely together to enhance your mobility and your physical well-being.
Let's first glance through the basic definitions of biokinetics and a physiotherapy.
Biokinetics is The Science of Movement and the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment of performance. Biokinetics’ primary function is to improve physical functioning and health care through exercise as a modality.
Biokinetics is the profession concerned with health promotion, the maintenance of physical abilities and final phase rehabilitation, by means of scientifically-based physical activity programme prescription.
Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, and rehabilitation. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking into account variations in every client's health status.
We will now have a look at the benefits of these two professionals and the methods they use to help women get back on track after a gynaecological procedure.
A Biokineticist is a Clinical Exercise Specialist Who:
Works towards improving a person’s physical well-being and quality of life through individualized scientific assessment and the prescription of exercise in rehabilitative treatment to prevent or intervene with certain ailments and the enhancement of performance (sport and work).
Evaluates & Measures body posture, body composition, blood pressure, glucose levels, lung function, heart rate, fitness, muscle strength, endurance, power, flexibility and other health screenings.
Is a health professional who, through health promotion and wellness, creates a better quality of life for people they work with.
Benefits for Physiotherapy After Gynaecological Procedures:
Eases pain and swelling. Swelling is a natural component of the healing and rehabilitation process and varies from person to person.
Assists in postural problems developing from pain when mobilizing.
Enhanced Mobility to prevent secondary complications following surgery. Mobility assists in increasing blood circulation which will assist in quicker healing.
Reduces scar tissue formation. Scar tissue develops after surgery and physiotherapy can prevent and decrease scar tissue formation.
Biokineticists use various exercises, including the OOV to help improve mobility and increase one's quality of life. The OOV is helpful for post-surgery women of a C-section because it activates core stabilizing muscles while also gently extending the spine to stimulate healthy intervertebral disc lubrication. From stretching to core strengthening to rehabilitation, the OOV offers significant benefits. Its highly durable foam complements the spine's natural curves. (If you would like to find out more about the OOV please visit https://estidelport.wixsite.com/website-1?fbclid=IwAR1CZeJ-3pJnckQL_W3j9_rREvo3Bg8-CmmXdf1WCXz05tMtG2lCv9fWkHo) .
Physiotherapists make us of:
Portable Ultrasonic Therapy machine which can assist in wound healing as well as managing scar tissue formation.
Very gentle scar massage after healing of excision.
Pre and Post surgery exercises.
The Ultrasonic Therapy Machine is a physiotherapy equipment that produces high-frequency sound waves that travel deep into the tissue and creates gentle therapeutic heat. The deep heat that it generates within body tissues increases the blood circulation in the area and assist with healing.
The sound waves are transmitted through a round-headed wand that the therapist applies to the skin with gentle, circular movements. A hypo-allergenic gel aids in the transmission of the ultrasonic energy and prevents overheating at the surface of the applicator. Treatments usually last between 5-10 minutes.
If you need assistance in getting your health back after C-section surgery or any other gynaecological procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can walk through your healing process with you one step at a time.
NOTE: all information was obtained from published research and can be provided upon request. For more detailed information feel free to contact us.
Disclaimer: this is not meant for the purpose to diagnose or treat any individual but simply to give a brief overview of therapy after gynaecological procedures.