In physiotherapy, many inflammatory or mechanical pathologies are related to an over-stressing of the body or a part of the patient’s body. The challenge for a physiotherapist is to be precise and efficient in accompanying the re-stressing of the patient’s pathological tissues. The challenge for a physiotherapist is to be precise and efficient in supporting the restoration of the patient’s pathological tissues. The stress values applied to the tissues are an interesting indicator for rehabilitation.
In order to assist in the treatment of over-solicitation pathologies, the quantification of painless constraints and visual biofeedback are two interesting tools.
The precision of the quantification of constraints is usually based on the theoretical biomechanics of the exercises and on the empiricism of the physiotherapist. While being obviously guided by the patient’s sensations as well as pain.
With a connected dynamometer
The connected dynamometer makes it possible to respond to these problems by giving stress values applied to the fabrics. These recorded values can be shared with the patient for live feedback.
Their use, coupled with pain questionnaires, patient education and a specific approach to each case, can, in my opinion, make a significant contribution to the effectiveness of the work of the rehabilitators.
The dynamometer makes it possible to add an objective criterion for the physiotherapist as well as for the patient in the progression of rehabilitation.
I propose to share my experience of using a connected dynamometer in this type of pathologies, by taking concrete examples such as pubalgia or rotator cuff tendinopathy.