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Graduated in physiotherapy from the Haute Ecole Ilya Prigogine, I am currently a physiotherapist in the first team of RSD Jette.

I am also doing parallel training for a specialization in sports physio.

Calm and attentive, I am pleased to welcome you to the Araucaria medical center for any rehabilitation concerning:

  • General physiotherapy.
  • Orthopedics.
  • Traumatology.
  • Rheumatology.

Principles of kinesiotherapy

Kinesitherapy, also called physiotherapy, is a paramedical specialty that uses active or passive movement.

Depending on the situation, its objective may be to:

  • restore the patient’s functional abilities,
  • maintain abilities that are bound to deteriorate (following an accident or due to illness),
  • or to teach the patient how to compensate for a functional loss in order to improve his quality of life.

Thus, it is a very broad field of activity which includes:

  • re-education,
  • rehabilitation,
  • as well as the maintenance of people with motor or respiratory disorders (due to trauma or chronic illnesses)


There are 2 types of techniques that are often combined: active techniques and passive techniques.

Active techniques of physiotherapy

They are based on the activation of the muscles concerned, either accompanied (example: swimming pool) or by going against resistance (examples: manual resistance or weight).

These techniques serve to properly mobilize the joints and strengthen the muscles.

Passive Techniques

These techniques are either manual or instrumental (electric current, cold, heat, etc.). They are used to improve mobility while preventing stiffness, retraction (shortening or reduction in volume) or even spasticity (abnormal exaggeration of the so-called “myotatic” muscle reflex).

Thus, they make it possible to stimulate a tissue and/or to treat pain.