Therapy procedures from A – Z

Physical therapy, active

  • Breathing exercises
    Breathing exercises supply the lungs with more air and improve respiratory performance.
  • Brügger therapy
    The therapy teaches upright posture, corrects overall body stance and loosens muscles shortened as a result of incorrect posture.
  • Brunkow therapy
    The BRUNKOW method of treatment involves conducting muscle tension into the torso using specific positioning and pressure application on the hands and feet. The causes the torso to automatically adopt an upright stance and the whole body is isometrically straightened.
  • Craniosacral therapy
    This is a very light and gentle method that nevertheless produces an intensive and deep effect throughout the entire body. Gentle contact encourages relaxation, activates the body's own self-healing powers, releases blockages and tension.
    Craniosacral therapy can be administered on its own or to complement other forms of therapy.
  • Ergometer training
    Ergometer training improves the performance of the cardiovascular system and enhances general stamina.
  • Individual exercises (with/without cryotherapy)
    The aim of individual exercise sessions is to reduce pain, enhance the scope of mobility of joints, improve and strengthen muscle functions, and improve coordination.
  • Functional kinetics
    Functional kinetics is a concept for training movement. It involves teaching therapeutic exercises and the use of treatment procedures aimed at producing changes in movement behavior.
  • Gait training
    The therapist practices functional gait-typical movement patterns with the patient to develop an axially correct and economical gait that is gentle on the joints. The more physiological a patient's gait is, the better is the harmonizing effect on the state of muscle tension in the torso and lower extremities.
  • Manual therapy
    Manual therapy strives to detect and treat dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system in order to preserve or restore normal joint function and all functionally and structurally connected tissues.
  • Medical training therapy
    Medical training therapy concentrates on building up muscular strength in the torso and extremities on medical training apparatus.
  • Nordic walking
    Nordic walking is a faster paced walk combined with the rhythmic use of two special walking sticks, and aims to improve stamina.
  • Sling table
    The sling table is a therapeutic aid that allows the therapist to treat a patient by partially eliminating the effect of the patient's own weight and/or of individual, affected parts of the body. Depending on the diagnosis and aims of the therapy, these body parts are laid in slings suspended from ropes (sling table).
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
    This method facilitates movement using the functional unity of nerves and muscles. The facilitation is achieved with the help of various techniques. PNF aims to coordinate physiological movement sequences, to eliminate pathological movement patterns, to normalize muscle tone, and to strengthen and stretch the muscles.
  • Walking
    Walking involves a more athletic approach than strolling and is described in literature as a "gentle" means of training stamina that offers sufficient incentive to train while at the same time minimizing the threat of overstraining.

Physical therapy, passive

  • Inhalations
    Atomization of medication and the use of the normal respiratory function to distribute it throughout the respiratory system.
  • Colon massage
    Colon massage is a special form of massaging the abdomen that particularly influences the colon. This type of massage is used, above all, to treat chronic constipation.
  • Classical massage
    Classical massage is the best known and most widespread type of massage. It is used to prevent and train pain and musculoskeletal disorders, but can also have a positive influence on diseased internal organs.
  • Manual lymph drainage
    Gentle squeezing along the lymph vessels mobilizes the lymph and/or edemas and stimulates drainage. This treatment is administered, for example, after operations.
  • Medical baths
    Baths with medical additives or essential oils to relax or to stimulate circulation.
  • Peat kneading
    Kneading with natural peat encourages the mobility of the fingers, reduces arthrotic symptoms, stimulates circulation and strengthens muscles.
  • Natural peat packs in a water bed
    The warmth of the water bed (42°C) transports the health-promoting healing agents in natural peat into the body where they can take effect.
  • Underwater pressure massages
    This form of massage in water treats the entire body or individual regions with the aid of pressurized jets of warm water. The pressurized jets aims to loosen tense muscles, release agglutination and relax the vegetative nerve system.

Group therapies

  • Aquatic therapy groups
    Gymnastic exercises for specific groups (general aqua sports, back, legs) in water to relieve pressure on the joints. The exercises are performed with or without gymnastic equipment and serve to additionally strengthen the muscles.
  • Hip and knee groups
    These groups are designed for patients after artificial joint surgery or following leg and pelvic fractures. Targeted exercises strengthen the leg and pelvic muscles and stretch shortened muscles. Gait training is also included.
  • Cervical spine groups
    The cervical spine groups practice exercises targeted at stretching and loosening tense muscles and at generally strengthening the muscles in the back of the neck and pectoral girdle.
  • Healthy back classes
    Everyday movements and situations are discussed in the healthy back classes to ascertain the strain they pose on the back, and back-friendly motion sequences are taught.
  • Open-air TR groups (hips and knees)
    Gait training in realistic everyday situations in the neighboring park, with paths sloping gently up and down, uneven ground, and steps.
  • Spinal exercises
    The spinal exercise groups are divided into acute and normal, depending on the level of strain. Special gymnastic exercises strengthen the entire muscular structure in the torso to stabilize and relieve pressure on the spine.
  • Swimming instruction
    Learning how to swim backstroke

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy supports the healing process when the nervous and muscular systems are not functioning properly.

  • Simultaneous high voltage and ultrasound treatments
  • Interference current
  • Iontophoresis
  • Laser therapy
  • Low frequency current
  • Hydroelectric Stanger bath
  • TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)

Ergotherapy

Ergo (Greek) - doing, acting
Therapy (Greek) - taking care, healing, training

Ergotherapy aims to give the patient as much independence and ability to act as possible in his or her private, social and professional surroundings.

Targeted therapy aimed at improving, restoring or compensating for impaired abilities and functions makes it easier for patients to resume their everyday lives following their stay at the clinic.

  • Improvement of grip function, coordination etc.
  • Joint mobilization
  • Joint protection
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Prosthetic training
  • Splint application and treatment
  • Training to maximize individual independence and physical endurance in daily life and at work
  • Increased sensibility

Psychological/psychotherapeutical treatment and counseling

One-on-one psychological consultations, group sessions and lectures offer solutions on how to better deal with illness and pain, and to cope with stress and conflict, while at the same time making you better able to implement these solutions in everyday life and thus strengthening your awareness and confidence in your own ability to act and respond.
You will also be given information about health risk factors and behavioral styles and attitudes that promote health.
We want to help you strengthen your ability to relax both your mind and body. Learn about the progressive muscle relaxation therapy developed by Jacobson.