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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

We restore proper movement by increasing the body's mobility and stability while retraining fundamental movement patterns.

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is for the rehabilitation of function after an operation, injury or postural weakness (instability and/or tightness). Using the tools of a physical therapist we help the body to activate its self healing capabilities by relieving stress, coordinating the body to work as a whole and activating the metabolism. This way we get you back on your feet and enjoying life again.

Why do we need physical therapy?

We all want one thing and that is to feel good. When we are restricted by injury or an operation, our quality of life suffers. In our private practice in Düsseldorf we help you recover and even improve your body’s function and condition. With the functional movement screen we make sure that you have the proper flexibility and stability. That way you’re chances of injury are reduced and your power can be unleashed.

Why do we need physical therapy?

After an injury (trauma, stress overload or a painful subluxation), an operation or a functional organic irritation our bodies go in to a protective modus which tries to relieve stress on the body. Left untreated, this can cause deviations in posture and movement patterns. In order to avoid further pain and discomfort physical therapy is administered as soon as possible.

The tools of a physical therapist

Massage

By using certain trained techniques a chiropractor will release the blockages especially in the spine in order to restore range of motion

Lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage is mostly needed after an operation or injury. Using special hand movements we are able to activate the lymphatic vessels to take on a greater load which reduces the swelling in the injured area and promotes a faster recovery.

Manual therapy

Manual therapy is for painful movement restrictions in the joints and ligaments. Using certain techniques of push and pull we restore the proper function of joints, muscles and nerves for an optimal performance.

Krankengymnastik am Gerät

When all obstacles for a functional movement are removed is time to improve the body’s strength, coordination, endurance and flexibility. In small groups (max. 4 persons) we train with equipment like kettlebells, TRX, stability balls to name a few. Our goal is to progress the body to more stability in order to avoid a reoccurring injury.

Specialty: CMD (Craniomanibular dysfunction)
Problems with the jaw

Many people underestimate the influence that the Jaw plays in overall posture, shoulder-neck dysfunction, Tinnitus, headaches and even dizziness. A TMJ (Temporal-mandibular-Joint) treatment will usually be a combination of a night guard (from a dentist) and physical therapy.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a referral for physical therapy?

Physical therapy can be prescribed from a doctor (usually from an orthopedic doctor). Our Heilpraktiker is also able to write a prescription.

How long does a treatment last?

A treatment can last 30 min. to an hour

What should I bring to the first appointment?

Bring comfortable clothes (shorts and a t-shirt) and what ails you. Towels will be supplied by the practice