PT, TMO Alex Silva García , PT Daniel Dulanto Domenack
Started in 1945 by Kurt Ekman, a working concept for physiotherapy that improves different musculoskeletal disorders. Within the different approaches and thanks to years of experience, a new concept “Instrumental Manipulation” was born. A two-dimensional concept that not only seeks to restore dysfunctions, but also manages to reduce the joint load of the professional at the time of their work. This is due to the fact that the design was made with the advice of mechanical engineers who gave the mechanical advantage especially to the TUMI HEALER, creating the best tool for soft tissue work.
It is the use of instruments or tools to mobilize a tissue, which we want to recover neurophysiologically, which has been affected by an injury that has compromised its normal function and its neuro-mechanical balance, leading to dysfunction.
This concept was born after years of work of working with different tools in physiotherapy, it was observed that there was a need to create a tool, which not only looks for the effect on the tissues, but can mechanically help to unload the joint work of the professional hands.
The concept of manipulation in physiotherapy has many years and different authors make use of it. However, it is associated with the work of the tissues with the hands and the speed with which they are worked.
In the case of HANDS PRO, manipulating is directly related to the action of driving, moving a soft tissue: muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and neural interface.
WHAT IS TREATED WITH INSTRUMENTAL HANDLING
Instrumental Manipulation treats different soft tissues in dysfunction: Muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and neural interface.
OBJECTIVES OF INSTRUMENTAL HANDLING
- Restore tissue mechanics
- Improve flexibility
- Eliminate restrictions on different fabrics
- Reduce pain
CONSIDERATIONS FOR INSTRUMENTAL HANDLING
- Adequate knowledge of anatomy
- Proper diagnosis of a dysfunction
- Skill in handling tools
- Respect for the patient’s pain threshold
- Knowledge of the history of dysfunction
- Knowledge of the technique
INSTRUMENTAL HANDLING TECHNIQUES
- MIP Passive Instrumental Manipulation
- MIF Functional Instrumental Manipulation
- MIN Instrumental Manipulation of the Neural Interface