Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair

@inproceedings{Khan2009MechanotherapyHP,
  title={Mechanotherapy: how physical therapists’ prescription of exercise promotes tissue repair},
  author={Karim M. Khan and Alexander Scott},
  booktitle={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009}
}
Mechanotransduction is the physiological process where cells sense and respond to mechanical loads. This paper reclaims the term "mechanotherapy" and presents the current scientific knowledge underpinning how load may be used therapeutically to stimulate tissue repair and remodelling in tendon, muscle, cartilage and bone. The purpose of this short article is to answer a frequently asked question "How precisely does exercise promote tissue healing?" This is a fundamental question for clinicians… CONTINUE READING

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