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The great asset of Centro Messegué is the physiotherapy department, represented by three specialized professional: they are ready to lead you through a complete rehabilitation program, together with colleagues specialized in complementary disciplines.


Physiotherapy deals with preventing issues and with treating and rehabilitating patients with musculoskeletal system dysfunctions, through a very wide range of interventions: from manipulative therapy, to massage therapy, to postural therapy.

Our physiotherapists aim at reaching the most complete recovery of patients’ motor functions: the first, immediate procedure is the reduction of pain and the prevention of further damage formation. The second phase is the normalization of neuro-musculoskeletal structures, with the recovery of coordination and effectiveness in muscular action, and the restoration of physiological motor synergies. Finally, the third and final step is the actual rehabilitation, with the gradual but constant recovery of daily functions.
The osteopath, which specializes in massages for pregnant women, babies and children, offers a highly specific service that completes our paediatric services.

Post Surgical Rehabilitation and Post Trauma Sports

Depending on the age of the patient, and his physical and physiological characteristics, a specific therapy is planned: this aims to achieve the complete recovery of motor functions. The physiotherapist uses all available modern techniques, often combining them with rehabilitation gymnastics sessions. Each path is studied according to the specific needs of every patient.

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An area dedicated to post-surgical and post-trauma rehabilitation, necessary to recover muscle tone, and to regain coordination and motor function.
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Physiotherapy for Pregnant Women and Newborns

A dedicated physiotherapist can help patients solve typical pregnancy problems such as back pain, generalized fatigue, weakening of pelvic floor muscles, through a series of targeted sessions.
The physiotherapist can also intervene on newborns if necessary, with different techniques that help the baby not feel any pain.

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It consists on a series of treatments and exercises that take place in water, through the exploitation of the advantages created by water. This precious substance reduces body weight favoring the therapist’s direct intervention. Water also allows to gradually reinforce the part involved in the therapy. It also provides the opportunity to work on one’s balance in a safe environment, where falling do not involve any traumatic consequences.

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Price List

Evaluation of the initial condition of the patient.
A complete massage, aimed at improving the general well-being of the body. It aims at favouring blood circulation, draining the affected areas, dissolving the adhesions of both superficial and deeper tissues, and speeding up nerve conduction. Moreover, it has a beneficial and relaxing effect on the whole body.
A manual technique used to relieve pain in case of tendinitis, sprains or back pain. It is carried out through manipulations with fingertips, knuckles or elbows, depending on the width of the area to be treated. The purpose of this technique is to reach the fascia corporis, which is the membrane of connective tissue that covers muscles and organs. It is an elastic band, which can sometimes lead to movement difficulties due to trauma, bad posture, or unhealthy eating habits.
A therapy suitable for issues in the skeletal, muscular or articulatory apparatus: it has an analgesic and decontracting effect, as well as a beneficial effect for venous and lymphatic circulation. It is deeply effective as a post-traumatic treatment but also as an aesthetic treatment (cellulite reduction and body firming).
The Tecar Therapy is one of the most avant-garde therapies in the Lignano Medical Center, as it uses a special and modern machine. This generates a high-frequency magnetic field, and puts a metal plate to the area to be treated, causing a thermal effect coming from inside the body. The heat leads to an increase in vasodilation, temperature, blood circulation and tissue oxygenation. Tecartherapy is very effective in treating problems in spine, feet and hands, ankles and knees: it is therefore excellent for athletes. A tecartherapy session usually lasts 30 minutes and is effective from the first visit.
The tecarforesis allows to transport active ingredients transcutaneously, without altering tissues and penetrating in depth: it uses electric impulses that allow pharmacological substances and / or natural active principles to reach tissues in a deep and complete way.
An optimal treatment in treating sport traumas: shock waves are high-energy acoustic waves that are directed towards a very specific part of the human body, and cause an increase in vascularization in the affected area, thus removing inflammation and forming new blood vessels. This therapy is widely used in tendon pathologies as well as in bone regeneration disorders.
The Quaser is a new generation device, which exploits the principles of photodynamic therapy and can be modulated in high, low or intermediate frequencies: it aims to reactivate the superficial and deep microcirculation, to drain tissues, to produce active ingredients. It is also used for anti-aging treatments.
This treatment uses the mechanical energy of sound waves, not perceived by the human ear, placed in the area to be treated with the help of a gel. The ultrasound waves have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, decontracting, and circulatory stimulation properties: therefore they are indicated for fighting inflammation of tendons or muscles, calcifications, post-traumatic adhesions or hematomas.
Ultrasound therapy can also be done in water, where the part to be treated is immersed.
Magnetotherapy uses electromagnetic fields to treat certain pathologies, in particular in the formation of new tissues in bone fractures, using a device consisting of a solenoid (or alternatively 2 opposite solenoids) that generates an electromagnetic field. It is therefore very effective in treating osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures.
It includes a series of manoeuvres that improve blood and lymphatic circulation and dissolve muscle contractures. It is generally performed on the neck, back and legs: it can be performed both on people with musculoskeletal dysfunctions, and on tense subjects, suffering from stress.
Pressotherapy is very effective in improving venous and lymphatic circulation, through the activation of a constant pressure created by a specialized equipment. Its purpose is to press tissues in order to favour the reabsorption of interstitial fluids through blood vessels: it can therefore be useful in cases of venous or lymphatic circulatory insufficiency, fibrosis, sports trauma, abdominal swelling, cellulite, post recovery plastic surgery.
it deals with callisthenics exercises, which aim at a general or localized muscular reinforcement: they usually include stretching, symmetrical or asymmetrical movements, sequences to be repeated. While rehabilitation gymnastics is aimed at patients who need to recover their mobility after having suffered traumas, and is often directed to a specific part of the body, corrective gymnastics deals with treating spine paramorphisms and dimorphisms, helping patients reacquire a correct posture.
Functional rehabilitation deals with the recovery of mobility and autonomy in patients who have acute illnesses, traumas, or who have undergone surgery. Without a rehabilitation therapy, the recovery can be incomplete and not last over time, causing pathologies such as arthrosis or overload pain. The functional re-education, besides being very useful after operations, can also be used for preventive purposes, in case of osteoarticular pathologies and in the pre-operative phase: this can lead the patient to face interventions with an optimal muscular and articular situation, and therefore ease the post-intervention recovery.
The manual therapy of the musculoskeletal system is used to solve muscular, neural and bone problems: the manual therapist intervenes on the musculoskeletal system in order to treat various disorders, from the most common headaches, to contractures, complex cases of sciatica, herniated discs and tendinitis. The ultimate goal of manual therapy is to restore the correct and painless movement of the muscles and the correct reaction of the nerves to external stimuli.
Taping is an elastic cotton patch that is put the patient's skin, and used to treat localized lesions: it is not an autonomous therapy, but it is a way to strengthen the existing rehabilitation treatments. In fact, taping is very useful to favour blood vessel circulation, to alleviate pain caused by muscle contractions and tensions, and to treat hematomas: it has the great advantage of leaving the movement of the involved body part free and fluid. (the cost depends on the anatomical part)
The functional bandage is an element that integrates an already existing rehabilitation process: through the use of bandages, the ligaments near joints, as well as healing tendons and muscles, benefit from greater stability and therefore speed up the healing process. The functional bandage can also have a preventive function as it prevents the onset of trauma during sports activities. (the cost depends on the anatomical part)
A technique that comes from French osteopathic techniques, and represents a more delicate treatment than a traditional massage (and therefore is better tolerated by patients). Pompage consists of a traction phase of the cervical spine, is maintained for a few seconds and is accompanied by a breathing technique, where the patient follows the therapist’s instructions. The traction phase is followed by the return to the original position: this causes an immediate relief effect.
TENS antalgic electrotherapy has a very powerful pain-relieving function: it inhibits the nerves that transmit the sensation of pain to the brain. Some electrodes are placed on the patient's skin, and electrical, short and delicate impulses are transmitted: therefore the brain no longer recognizes the stimuli of pain, and in return produces endorphins, which act as a natural pain reliever. Electrotherapy is used in a very extensive way in the most severe cases of back pain and lumbosciatic pain.
While TENS therapy is used as a pain reliever, Kotz therapy, which has a higher frequency, aims to strengthen muscular tone. In fact, this procedure deeply stimulates muscle fibers, without causing pain: in fact, the greater the stimulation of nerve fibers, the smaller the stimulation of pain fibers.
Infrared rays, not visible to the naked eye, are low-frequency rays characterized by an effective thermal effect of raising the temperature. In therapies, as a heat source, a lamp is generally used: it produces heat which, directed towards the part to be treated, has a sedative and relaxing effect. So then the infrared ray therapy can be very useful in the preparatory phase for other treatments, such as massages or kinesiotherapy.
Hydrokinetic therapy involves the presence of the physiotherapist in water, with the patient: rehabilitation takes place in a rehabilitation pool with sea water heated to 34 ° - 36 °, (equipped with devices helping disabled people get in water). Hot water is one of the most suitable environments for rehabilitative care: it supports most of the body weight, thus facilitating the execution of movements and performing an analgesic and decontracting function.
Neuromotor rehabilitation aims at the functional recovery of patients with neurological pathologies. Most of the rehabilitation paths involve patients with post stroke and coma issues, spinal cord injuries, degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis, encephalitis. The complex nature of the pathologies treated requires multidisciplinary and personalized programs.