Treatment in Abano Terme
The main specialization of the Abano Terme resort is the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and the respiratory system diseases. Local natural healing factors, iodine-bromine thermal mineral water and healing mud, are unique in Europe, they have anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects on the body.
Indications for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system in Abano Terme:
- Degenerative changes in the spine
- Extraarticular rheumatism
- Post-traumatic rehabilitation
- Arthrosis of the cervical spine
- Conditions after removal of hernia in the intervertebral discs
- Scapular-shoulder periarthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriasis arthropathy
- Carpal syndrome
- Orthopedic pathologies
Indications for the treatment of the respiratory organs in Abano Terme:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic sinusitis
- Catarrhal sinusitis
- Chronic pharyngo-tonsillitis
- Chronic pharyngitis
- Chronic otitis
- Allergic and inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract
- Hypertrophy of the tonsils and adenoids
The resort also provides treatment (secondary specialization):
- Venous insufficiency
- Varicose veins of the lower limbs
- Conditions after vein surgery
- Circulatory disorders of the lower extremities
How is treatment carried out in Abano Terme
Introductory examination by a doctor
After check-in into the spa hotel, the patient undergoes an initial examination by a doctor, who prescribes an individual course of therapeutic procedures. The doctor examines the patient in detail, including the cardiac activity of his body, in order to correctly prescribe the intensity and duration of thermal procedures (mud therapy and hydrotherapy). The fact is that mud procedures have a very strong effect on the body, therefore, each patient receives strictly individual appointments for medical procedures.
It is recommended to bring the results of existing medical examinations and the opinion of the attending physician with you so as not to waste time on additional tests (a spa card is not required). But in some cases, the doctor at the hotel may prescribe additional diagnostics in order to find out the degree of degenerative changes in the musculoskeletal system.
The period of spa-resort treatment recommended by balneologists is at least 14 days. In case of severe degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system, doctors recommend a course of treatment lasting from 21 to 30 days.
How the musculoskeletal system is treated in Abano Terme
The basis for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system are water procedures based on thermal mineral water and mud procedures.
The thermal water of Abano Terme resort contains iodine, bromine, sulfur, soda, calcium, magnesium, potassium, ammonia and iron; has a spout temperature of 85 °C; has a muscle relaxation effect; helps a lot with pain syndromes in the musculoskeletal system. It is used in thermal baths, including those with hydromassage. This procedure is carried out for 15 minutes and to achieve the optimal therapeutic effect, it is recommended to carry out 12 procedures (1 procedure per day). Each patient is assigned an individual temperature regime of the thermal bath.
The resort attaches great importance to hydrokinesiotherapy - rehabilitation procedures in thermal pools under the supervision of experienced physiotherapists. In a patient who is in thermal water, the efficiency of the joint's motor activity increases, pain during movements disappears. Physiotherapist carefully monitors the movements of patients, makes their correction in order to most effectively develop joints. Leading doctors of Abano Terme are of the opinion that hydrokinesiotherapy helps patients with severe disorders of the musculoskeletal system recover much faster than many other balneological procedures.
In addition, hydromassage in thermal baths and pools is an integral part of hydrotherapy in Abano Terme. This procedure enhances blood microcirculation in cartilage and muscle tissue, therefore it is recommended for arthrosis, hernias, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis.
The peculiarity of Abano Terme is that each spa hotel has its own well of thermal mineral water, so in the pools there is regular water renewal and the mineral substances contained in it do not evaporate.
Mud therapy at the Abano Terme resort is carried out according to a special technique, which includes three main stages: mud application, taking a thermal bath and rest after a procedure with active sweating. Treatment mud is applied to the patient’s body with a temperature of 38-40 °C, then the patient is wrapped up to better maintain heat and he is in this state for 15-20 minutes.
After the mud procedure, he immerses himself in a thermal bath saturated with ozone (which improves blood circulation) for 15 minutes (thermal water enhances the effect of the mud application). After the bath the patient is in a passive state from 30 to 60 minutes, because the process of intense sweating (removal of toxins from the body) begins. It is also recommended to finish this phase with a therapeutic massage.
The uniqueness of Abano Terme muds is that they undergo the process of "maturation" in special baths with flowing thermal water, which saturates them with useful trace elements. Minerals are synthesized in the mud.
The mud-balneotherapy procedure eliminates inflammation and pain in the problem areas of the musculoskeletal system, reduces the concentration of toxic substances in the body, has a protective effect on cartilage tissue, preventing the destruction of the cartilage structure. The fact that the microorganisms contained in the healing mud, affect the metabolism of chondrocytes - the process of cartilage cells growth.
Therapeutic muds from Abano Terme are certified by the EU Certification Medical Department and are recognized as a unique anti-inflammatory agent without side effects.
In total, more than 50 different therapeutic and recovery procedures with the use of therapeutic mud are carried out in Abano Terme, as the range of its effects on the body is very wide. In particular, muds are also used as applications in the treatment of skin diseases.
Another important element of treatment is therapeutic massage, which is carried out in 30-60 minutes after mud and water procedures. Practice shows that after thermal procedures massage therapy has a very effective impact on the musculoskeletal system. Depending on the condition of the patient's body, his or her individual tolerance to mud and thermal water procedures, the massage can last from 20 to 60 minutes. Some hotels in Abano Terme offer about 30 types of massage.
Contraindications for general mud procedures:
- Heart failure
- Chronic arrhythmia
- Kidney failure
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How the respiratory system is treated in Abano Terme?
The basis of respiratory treatment at the resort is inhalation therapy. It is carried out with the use of thermal mineral water, which is sprayed on the particles and has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, liquefying and expectorant effect on the respiratory mucous membranes, as well as stimulates the bronchi, increases the body's protective function against colds.
Mud therapy also has a therapeutic effect on the respiratory system. Under the influence of mud applications improves the separation of sputum, dyspnea, stabilizes the frequency of breathing, increases the respiratory volume of the lungs, reduces the phenomenon of bronchial obstruction.
Doctors also prescribe visits to thermal mainsails for patients with ENT diseases. Thermal water at 85°C forms steam, which circulates in the mainsail, creating the effect of a steam sauna. Thermal steam has a strong inhalation effect, eliminating inflammation in the respiratory tract, increasing mucus expectoration, which stagnates in the bronchi.
General contraindications for treatment in Abano Terme
- Infectious diseases
- Malignant tumors
- Clinical signs of circulatory disorders
- Renal failure
- Chronic arrhythmia
- Acute tuberculosis
- Myocardial infarction
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