Z Gesamte Inn Med. 1988 Nov; 43(22): 641-3.
[Nonmedicamentous therapy procedures in rheumatology]
Rheuma-Sonderkrankenanstalt der Sozialversicherungsanstalt der gewerblichen Wirtschaft in Baden bei Wien.
In a survey paper various non-medicamentous therapeutic approaches in rheumatology are described. The classical treatment methods such as operation and physical therapy are only mentioned, the possibilities of the ergotherapy, the manual therapy and several controversial non-medicamentous treatment methods such as laser therapy, magnetic field radiation, acupuncture and fasting cures are discussed more in detail. In connection with the post-operative rehabilitation is it particularly referred to the fact that in the regular case not the complete rehabilitation in the sense of an unrestricted functional capacity of the patient is to be achieved, but that an individual aim of rehabilitation depending upon age, activity and initial position of the patient must be established which shall lead to social independence and occupational reintegration, respectively.