Special rehabilitation methods of Czech physiotherapeutic specialists:
- Bobath therapy · The Method by Mojzisova · Spiral Stabilization
Bobath is a type of physiotherapy treatment which aims to improve movement and mobility in patients with damage to their central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).
- PNF - proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching is one of the most effective forms of stretching for improving flexibility and increasing range of motion.
- The Roswitky Brunkow method
The Brunkow exercises are based on the principle of functionally set acrum and motor ontogenesis. The paper deals with the influence of angular set of dorsal flexion of the wrist on the activation of muscular chains of extremities and trunk. The activity of muscular chains was recorded by means of EMG and further evaluated. The results indicated that in the lift weights exercises according to Brunkow it is not important to put emphasis on maintaining maximum dorsal flexion of the wrist. Muscular activity extends from acral part to the trunk even in a lower degree of dorsal flexion in the wrist than the maximum active range.
- Soft and mobilization techniques
- Neurac: neuromuscular activation
- Dynamic tape · Kinesiological tape · Manual therapy
Kinesio Taping Method is a therapeutic tool utilised by the rehabilitation specialists in all programs (paediatric, geriatric, orthopaedic, neurological, oncology and others) and levels of care (acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient, home care and Day Rehab).
- SM System: spiral stabilization of the spine
The principle of this method is that spiral muscle chains stretch the body and spine upwards during exercise. As a result, the vertebrae expand from each other and the pressure on the intervertebral discs and joints is reduced so, which enables their nutrition, regeneration and treatment.
- Mulligan Concept
The Mulligan Concept of Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) is a unique manual therapy treatment approach combining mobilisation with active movement or function. Fundamentally a patient’s pain, restriction or functional loss is eliminated when appropriate mobilisation forces are applied during movement.
- DNS Concept - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) is based on principles of developmental kinesiology i.e. the maturing human locomotor system. The approach views people with certain types of pain and dysfunction having defects in neuromotor programming. It also has applications in sporting and occupational performance. DNS was developed by Professor Pavel Kolar in the Czech Republic, who was in turn influenced by three other prominent Czech professors.
- ACT Concept - Acral Coactivation Therapy
A method based on the system of supports started to develop step by step. Long-time testing in practice, evaluation of patients and therapy success led finally in an uncomplicated system of treatment called the Acral coactivation therapy.