Strategic acting is better than any therapy
Our patients are put in a simulated situation of everyday life where they are aided and supported in building up their musculature, nervous system and connective tissues through manual therapy. It is irrelevant whether the underlying disease is of orthopedic or neurological origin. Image and video documentation are an integral part of the treatment process.
This therapeutic approach helps our patients transition from therapy into everyday life. It not only helps by improving the respective motor and sensory functions but also takes away the fear of performing these movement sequences in a home environment.
In the last couple of years research, especially in the neurological sciences, has shown that orthopedic patients have deficits in activating certain muscle groups which causes a change in their movement sequences. It is therefore not at all surprising when these patients keep repeating the same compensating movements (e.g. limping in knee patients) even though the underlying cause has already been treated. The most important factor that needs to be considered is that these mechanisms are controlled by the part of the brain that itself cannot be controlled or influenced.
Conversely, orthopedic symptoms in the joint and muscle regions are caused by negative impacts on the nervous system, for example disk problems, strokes, paraplegia, Multiple Sclerosis or traumatic brain injury. If these conditions persist, regulatory disorders of the musculature and joints will follow. This is the reason why direct therapy and treatment of the nervous system play important roles in the healing process.
In conclusion, patients should be put in simulated situations to aid and support them in building up their musculature, nervous system and connective tissues through manual therapy. We try to avoid using any sort of treatment couch since only very few movement sequences take place while lying down which in turn would slow down transitioning into everyday life.
- Transfer training
- Mobility training
- Wheelchair sport
- Consultation for therapeutic aid adjustment
- Social training
- Treadmill training
- Locomotory training with the Lokomat from Hocoma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Infantile Brain Damage
- Parkinson's Disease
- Peripheral Nerve Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injury