Practical application of kinesiotaping in the case of a cesarean section scar

A scar is a skin change resulting from the healing process following, among others, a mechanical injury. Its reconstruction is an important stage that determines the final appearance of the scar and the functionality of the adjacent tissues. The aim of the study is to present the possibility of kinesiotaping in reducing the undesirable effects of a postoperative scar after a C-section on tissue mobility and disturbance of muscle tone. Kinesiotaping supports the spontaneous healing of the scar by reducing pain sensations, activating the lymphatic system, microcirculation, improving the functioning of the surrounding muscles and joints and normalizing muscle tension. Taping the scars is carried out using various techniques, where the direction of sticking or the extent to which the tape is stretched is important. The following techniques are useful in the treatment of caesarean scars: the Z technique, the step technique or the isolated fascial technique.

The role of physiotherapy in cosmetology – cellulite reduction and body shaping

Cellulite is an ailment of varied etiology. It is a very common condition in groups of young and elderly women and it leads to worse levels of feelings of well-being and lowers their self-esteem. Finding an effective way of cellulite reduction is still a challenge for cosmetology. A main aim of this study was to show the most popular physical therapy methods which can be a way of cellulite reduction and body shaping. The second purpose was to consider the role of physiotherapists in the treatment of dermatology ailments and the process of improvement of skin condition in a group of women who have cellulite. The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched in September 2020, by using the “cellulite and physiotherapy” phrase, with a time frame from 2007 to 2020. The search came up with 51 articles. The most popular non-invasive cellulite reduction methods based on physical therapy which has been used are ultrasound, acoustics wave therapy, low-level laser therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Physiotherapy in connection with cosmetological treatment increases the effectiveness of therapy which is used to reduce cellulite. The authors recognize the need to extend the knowledge and scientific base in the field of using physical treatment in cellulite reduction as an independent therapy.

Life satisfaction and increased self-perceived attractiveness as psychological benefits of physical activity

Cellulite is an ailment of varied etiology. It is a very common condition in groups of young and elderly women and it leads to worse levels of feelings of well-being and lowers their self-esteem. Finding an effective way of cellulite reduction is still a challenge for cosmetology. A main aim of this study was to show the most popular physical therapy methods which can be a way of cellulite reduction and body shaping. The second purpose was to consider the role of physiotherapists in the treatment of dermatology ailments and the process of improvement of skin condition in a group of women who have cellulite. The PubMed and Web of Science databases were searched in September 2020, by using the “cellulite and physiotherapy” phrase, with a time frame from 2007 to 2020. The search came up with 51 articles. The most popular non-invasive cellulite reduction methods based on physical therapy which has been used are ultrasound, acoustics wave therapy, low-level laser therapy and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. Physiotherapy in connection with cosmetological treatment increases the effectiveness of therapy which is used to reduce cellulite. The authors recognize the need to extend the knowledge and scientific base in the field of using physical treatment in cellulite reduction as an independent therapy.