The purpose of sports physiotherapy is to improve a client’s strength, endurance, acceleration, speed and coordination in a given sport by applying a specific training regimen that takes into account any injuries or weaknesses the athlete may have.
Sports physiotherapy is also highly effective as prophylaxis and helps the client to prepare in an optimum way for an athletic challenge.
Manual lymphatic drainage has far-ranging applications. Its primary aim is to encourage the natural drainage of edematous regions of the body in the torso and in the extremities. These edemas can also occur after accidents or operations (secondary lymphedemas) or may be caused by the lymphatic vessels or veins having a congenital lack of transport capacity (primary lymphedemas). This therapy is frequently applied after tumor treatment involving lymph node removal, after the removal of varicose veins and in the case of congenital lymphedemas.
Lymphatic drainage is also highly effective for cosmetic applications and improves regeneration after strenuous sports activities.
Injuries to the central or peripheral nervous system in the spinal column or brain due to an accident or illness pose special challenges for rehabilitation because the damaged nerve cells have a limited ability to regenerate. Nonetheless, the nervous system does have a certain degree of plasticity and can regenerate itself at least in part. Neurological rehabilitation makes use of this plasticity. The process can be a long one, however, depending on the severity of the injury. It can last months or in some cases even years.
Neurological rehabilitation is a complex medical process in which a team of specialists such as physicians, physiotherapists, ergotherapists or logopedists work closely together. It is particularly effective for
- Rehabilitation following a stroke
- Cerebral palsy
- Parkinson's disease
- Cranio-cerebral trauma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Post-polio syndrome
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
This method is an efficient way to treat all joints, muscles and nerves in the extremities (legs and arms) and the spinal column. A basic distinction is made in manual therapy between joints that are to be mobilized, centered or stabilized. The corresponding joint and the associated muscles or nerves are therefore mobilized, centered or stabilized depending on the physiotherapeutic findings.
In our practice we follow the Maitland Concept as well as Analytical Biomechanics according to Sohier (ABS).
The range of conditions we treat includes arthrosis and intervertebral disk disease, blocked joints and inflammations of the nerves (e.g. ischia) as well as headaches and injuries to muscles and fasciae.
We also treat customers who are not mobile due to an injury or their current state of health at home. We apply the entire range of therapies, regardless of whether short-term physiotherapeutic treatment or long-term support is indicated. The costs of a domicile treatment are paid by the health insurance (KVG) or accident insurance (UVG) if it is prescribed by a doctor.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger points are spots in muscles that can cause points of pain and/or radiating pain. They occur due to acute or chronic overexertion of the muscle, hyperextension of the fasciae or exposure to cold. The trigger point therapy promotes circulation in the affected spots, leading to a rapid and noticeable reduction in pain.
Dry needling is an alternative trigger point therapy. It is less painful but involves acupuncture needles.
Dry needling is a highly efficient method for the treatment of trigger points. The trigger point is treated with an acupuncture needle. These acupuncture needles are extremely thin so this method is generally less painful than classic trigger point therapy and at least equally as effective.
Ultrasonic therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment in physical therapy besides electrotherapy.
Ultrasonic therapy mainly entails either a thermal effect or a micromassage for the treated tissue segment depending on the therapeutic parameters involved (treatment frequency, type of sound, dose, treatment duration or interval). This treatment leads to better circulation in the tissue and normalized tissue tone, thereby alleviating the pain.
A massage reduces muscle tension to normal levels and improves the condition of muscular and connective tissue. This treatment promotes circulation while also releasing patterns of tension and adhesions (knots) in tissue. In addition, a massage affects internal organs via the neural reflex arc and alleviates pain as well as normalizing and stabilizing the vegetative nervous system.
A massage is a highly efficient way to treat back pain, arthrosis and rheumatic conditions and promotes regeneration after accidents or operations. It even promotes the scar healing process. Moreover, a medical massage has a positive effect on psychic and psychosomatic conditions and on general states of stress.
Electrotherapy makes use of various kinds of electric currents. This treatment can alleviate pain, promote circulation, relax or strengthen muscles, boost metabolism or resorb edemas depending on the type of current used (i.e. its frequency, amplitude, pulse width, etc.).
Low-frequency pulsating current therapy to alleviate pain or stimulate muscles
Low-frequency pulsating currents to alleviate pain, resorb edemas or improve circulation
Stimulation of inactive muscles using TENS or interference current; e.g. following knee operations, injuries, slipped disks