Diacutaneous Fibrolysis is a method of treating mechanical pain in the musculoskeletal system that delivers excellent results, especially in soft tissue. Its mechanism of action consists of destroying adhesions and irritative corpuscles that form between the different gliding surfaces of the soft tissues, by means of hooks applied to the skin.
This technique was created by Swedish physiotherapist Kurt Ekman in the 1950s and since then has evolved substantially. These developments have been possible thanks to clinical research and knowledge resulting from basic research, particularly in the area of mechanotransduction. Today, the treatment is based on a centripetal approach, initially treating areas distal to the injury that are anatomically and biomechanically related to the dysfunction. This approach enables physiotherapists to treat the cause of the dysfunction and prevent the potential adverse effects of directly treating the painful region.
To acquire the knowledge and skills to treat musculoskeletal system dysfunction with Diacutaneous Fibrolysis, identify the aetiology of the dysfunction and plan a suitable treatment.
- To learn about the origin and basic principles of Diacutaneous Fibrolysis.
- To acquire the knowledge and skills to treat musculoskeletal system dysfunction with Diacutaneous Fibrolysis, identify the aetiology of the dysfunction and plan a suitable treatment.
- To use palpation to search for anatomical elements that interfere with the function of the human body.
- The facilitate the possibility for greater operability and efficiency in daily practice.
- To encourage physiotherapists to research the various principles and applications of the technique and to promote Diacutaneous Fibrolysis as a specialised therapeutic tool.