Legal status

1. The legal status

Microkinesitherapy is defined as a complementary manual therapy. Thereby :

• It could be part of the list of complementary therapies proposed by the Academy of Medicine without establishing the list.

• She is refused by the National Order of Masseurs-physiotherapists who does not accept all new therapies: Les avis du conseil national de l’ordre des Masseur Kinésithérapeutes

• Microkinesitherapy is a member of the GETCOP and therefore transmits to this body as to other bodies assessments published in indexed international journals that are claimed.

• She is therefore waiting for an answer without knowing exactly where to go to get them.

2. Recognition

It can be considered from various points of view:

• The right of the patient provides for the freedom of choice of a therapy by the patient who must be informed of its attributes. There is demand and therefore recognition from that side.

• A health professional must choose the treatment method that seems most appropriate to the patient’s request and have his consent to perform it. It must offer only techniques that are recognized in the current state of science (Evidence based medicine). Microkinesitherapy has published assessments to meet this criterion. There should be recognition of the technique, but we do not know the body that should decide on it.

• Social Security draws up a list of the contracted acts it covers. Microkinesitherapy is not included in this list. There is no recognition on that side.

• A number of mutual or supplementary insurance companies reimburse microkinesitherapy. There is therefore recognition on their part.