Physiotherapy is an umbrella term for various therapy methods for the treatment of health disorders, in particular complaints of the musculoskeletal system.
How does physiotherapy work?
Physiotherapy (from the Greek phýsis – “nature”) is an umbrella term for different therapy methods, which are used especially for complaints of the musculoskeletal system.
Physiotherapy medicine and care form the three pillars of orthodox medicine. Physiotherapy benefits injured patients and people with acute or chronic illnesses. Physiotherapy is an alternative or useful addition to surgical or medical treatment for many complaints.
All physiotherapeutic methods are non-invasive and have a purely physical effect on tissues, muscles, tendons and joints. The different types of treatment can be classified into active and passive methods.
- Active therapy: The patient removes acute pain with active training. The training is supervised by a physiotherapist. Numerous studies have shown that active physiotherapy often achieves the best and most lasting results.
- Passive therapy: In passive physiotherapy, physical stimuli are used: Heat and cold, current and (ultra)sound waves, but above all the hands of the physiotherapist, who loosens tensions and reduces pain with specific movements.
We at PHYSIOZENTRUM are particularly successful with a combination of active and passive forms of therapy: classic therapeutic hand movements and technical aids, followed by training with individually dosed exercise.