Exercise therapy and remedial gymnastics are the main parts of physiotherapy. Patient and therapist work together to develop new posture and movement patterns, and manual techniques are used by the therapist. Thus, physical complaints can be improved or prevented. The preparation for an operation or the treatment after surgery also falls within the scope of the physiotherapy.
The following physiotherapeutic methods are used in my practice:
- Remedial gymnastics and exercise therapy e.g. gait school, back-friendly everyday behavior, stretching exercises, mobilization exercises, targeted strengthening and coordination exercises, exercises with your own body weight or with the help of equipment such as exercise ball or elastic Thera Band
- Posture training
- Vertigo and balance exercises (vestibular therapy)
- Pelvic floor training e.g. before or after childbirth, continence disorders or for postoperative surgery
- Jaw joint treatment (cranio-mandibular dysfunction)
- Relaxation therapy e.g. for chronic pain or stress conditions
- Respiratory therapy e.g. for chronic respiratory diseases
- Manual therapy are manual techniques for joint mobilization with movement restrictions
- Manual lymphatic drainage are manual gripping sequences for the decongestion of acute or chronic lymphedema – the concept of decongestive therapy may also include the application of compression bandages, the accompaniment of the preparation of compression stockings, instructions on skincare and decongestive exercise therapy
- Physical applications like thermotherapy (e.g. natural mud, ice), therapeutic bearings, Kinesio Tape (elastic patch for pain reduction, joint stabilization or lymphatic drainage)
Where does physiotherapy come from?
Human movement is as old as humanity itself. Already in antiquity, exercise therapy was cultivated – athletes of the Olympic Games already had trainers for the so-called “body hygiene”. In the mid-19th century, the Berlin doctor Albert C. Neumann brought the “Swedish healing gymnastics” from a Stockholm trip to Germany and founded in 1853 the first school for “gymnasts”, initially only for female candidates. Later, differentiated physiotherapeutic treatment methods were developed for the treatment of orthopedic, internal and neurological patients.
Life is the movement.