Passive Gymnastics

Livia D'Orazi

Abstract


There is at the moment a continuous proliferation of gymnasium centres, among which the so-called "Centres of passive or activated gymnastics" have recently assumed a particular importance. The swedish Doctor Zander, in XIX century, was promoter of this kind of gymnastics, utilizing instruments invented by him. These instruments were able to perform fundamental movements without needing the active participation of the person involved. Today's machinery for passive gymanstics no longer have theraphy or rehabilization as their main purpose, but theit present first purpose is more aesthetic than scientific. The ancient and modern machinery for passive gymnastics, is sometimes an imitation of the action of a massager. 

 

Key words: Passive mobilization - Mechanical Gymnastics - Swedish Gymnastic


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