Kinesiotherapy is one of the physiotherapy methods, which uses motion for therapeutic purposes. It can be used as the basic and only form of treatment (e.g., in the conservative treatment of postural defects), but is often combined with other forms of treatment, including physiotherapy methods, to increase the therapeutic effect.

The following forms are distinguished:

  • local kinesiotherapy - acting directly on the affected organs, 
  • general kinesiotherapy- consisting in exercises of body parts not affected by the condition,
  • therapeutic methods - whose aim is to counteract the changes occurring in the central nervous system, the musculoskeletal system or both.

For the Patient

Available kinesiotherapy treatments:

  • Working with the PNF, McKenzie and manual therapy methods
  • Sports and taping rehabilitation
  • Individual pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Individual exercises with the patient
  • Free exercises
  • Active non load-bearing and active non load-bearing resistance exercises
  • Active resistance exercises
  • Self-assisted exercises
  • Learning of locomotion activities
  • Isometric exercises
  • Rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder joint

Worth knowing

Kinesiotherapy results in:

  • increasing muscle strength and reducing increased muscle tension
  • improvement the range of motion
  • improved proprioception
  • pain reduction
  • improvement of soft tissue flexibility and tension
  • improvement of cardio-respiratory efficiency
  • increased secretion of synovial fluid
  • increase or decrease of blood pressure
  • increased rate of metabolism
  • inhibition of pathological reflexes
  • increase of tissue healing efficiency


  • musculoskeletal system disorders or dysfunctions as a result of diseases, injuries
  • back pain syndrome
  • brain stroke aftermath
  • heart attack
  • respiratory tract diseases
  • rheumatoid diseases
  • neuralgia


  • severe general condition of the patient
  • fevers
  • acute inflammation of articulations, periarticular tissues and muscles
  • condition immediately following sprains and other joint injuries
  • Resting diastolic blood pressure above 100 beats / minute
  • condition after surgical procedure before removing sutures (consult the physician)

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