Grounds of aesthetic physical therapy: a review
Palavras-chave: celulite; estética; estrias; fisioterapia/dermato-funcional; revisão.
ABSTRACT: Aesthetic physical therapy (which in Portuguese has been renamed “dermatho-functional”) has recently gotten more attention. In view of a better definition of the area, this paper reviews related literature to list pathologies that the physical therapist can treat – such as cellulitis, stretch marks, obesity, lymphedema, burn care, hypertrophic scar and keloids, flaccid skin and muscles, and local fat accumulation – as well as the resources used for treating and preventing such pathologies, most of which are common to the physical therapist practice. Since this is a new area, research is still to be done in order to better ground the use of resources and techniques by physiotherapists, thus allowing for further interaction of this area to others, such as orthopedic or respiratory physical therapy.
KEY WORDS: Cellulitis; Physical therapy/aesthetic; Review; Stretch marks
SOBRE OS AUTORES Giovana Barbosa Milani 1,Sílvia Maria Amado João 2,Estela Adriana Farah 3