Mind body therapies in rehabilitation of patients with rheumatic diseases

  • Del Rosso A
  • Maddali-Bongi S
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Mind body therapies (MBT) share a global approach involving both mental and physical dimensions, and focus on relationship between brain, mind, body and behavior and their effects on health and disease. MBT include concentration based therapies and movement based therapies, comprising traditional Oriental practices and somatic techniques. The greatest part of rheumatic diseases have a chronic course, leading to progressive damages at musculoskeletal system and causing physical problems, psychological and social concerns. Thus, rheumatic patients need to be treated with a multidisciplinary approach integrating pharmacological therapies and rehabilitation techniques, that not should only aim to reduce the progression of damages at musculoskeletal system. Thus, MBT, using an overall approach, could be useful in taking care of the overall health of the patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. This review will deal with different MBT and with their effects in the most common chronic rheumatic diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia Syndrome).

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  • *Mind-Body Therapies
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Disability
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mind body therapies
  • Physiotherapy
  • Quality of Life
  • Quality of life
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatic Diseases/*therapy
  • Rheumatic diseases

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  • A Del Rosso

  • S Maddali-Bongi

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