The physiotherapy department at the Wirbelsäulenzentrum am Stiglmaierplatz offers a wide-range of physiotherapeutic procedures and techniques. Our physiotherapists together with your consulting doctor and yourself will plan an individual treatment concept.
Our aim: optimal therapy results and a speedy recovery.
Manuel therapy is used to treat impairments of the musculoskeletal system and their side effects such as pain, hypermobility and reduced movability of the joints. It is our approach to stretch the active and passive shortened structures in the muscles or tissue. This strengthens the weak counterparts in the muscle and improves the flexibility of the joints. A targeted mobilization releases blocked joint structures. What patients fear most, can be avoided: “painfully setting bones back into place”.
Physiotherapy encompasses a various treatment methods and techniques which focus on the musculoskeletal system as well as those neurological principles of the development and inhibition of movement.
Our aim is to improve the load bearing capacity of the joints and the weakened muscles as well as to restore the balance of the muscles. Simultaneously, the physiotherapy supports the blood flow which has positive impacts on the whole cardiovascular system, the respiration and the metabolism.
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD)
Manuel lymphatic drainage involves using systematic twisting, drawing and pumping which alternate rhythmically. Thus, liquid that has been retained in the tissues is now able to flow out more easily. Edemas are dissolved. The manual lymphatic drainage also supports the own movement of the lymphatic tissues, loosens the connective tissue allowing the patient to enter into a pleasant feeling of relaxation. Manuel lymphatic drainage cannot be done by machines.
Classic massage therapy
With classic massage therapy, the physiotherapist applies various basic techniques such as stroking, kneading, bashing and vibrations. The collagenous connective tissue between the skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscles and the connective tissue is softened and supports the movement better. The massage supports the blood flow as well and thus allows pain-inducing substance to be transported away. Simultaneously it boosts the metabolism. It also activates the receptors at the muscles improving the basic muscle tension. Painful hardened muscles can loosen up.
For sports physiotherapy, the physiotherapist uses sportive measures. It ranges from sports massages to passive stabilization of joints using bandages up to individual training by a personal trainer. In short: our sports physiotherapists use all modern sport therapy methods in order to get you back into shape.
For fango treatment, so called peloids such as mud, fango and sludge are applied on one or more body regions. The humid heat roughly 60°C improves the blood flow, boosts the metabolism and simultaneously relaxes the muscles. It alleviates the pain, it makes tissue more stretchable and even influences the internal organs positively. The overall well-being contributes to the psychological relaxation.
Even if you are intolerant to peloids, this is no problem. We have an alternative: Hot air and dry heat. It is created by infrared light and has the similar effects as the fango treatment. Every active or passive therapy should begin with a warm-up using the fango or hot air.
With cold therapy, we use intensive coldness applied by ice compressors, frozen gel packs, cold gas or cold air. Also a cold ice rub is possible. With this, inflammations can be reduced. Upon short term application also the basic muscle tension is increased, long-term application will decrease it however.
With electrotherapy, galvanic currents as well as low and medium frequency alternating currents of various amperage and frequency are applied. Galvanic currents cause ions to move and thus the blood flow near the electrodes is stimulated. With the help of impulsive direct currents as well as medium frequency alternating currents, nerve tissue is targeted in order to stimulate the affected muscle parts directly. All electrotherapeutical measures are suitable to reduce pain effectively.
Ultrasound therapy uses high frequency mechanical vibrations. Frequencies range from 800 to 3000 kHz and thus also reach deeper tissues such as muscles, bones and joints. It is our aim to use local heat in order to reduce pain and aid the healing process.
This treatment method has extraordinarily broad range of applications and is also used by professional sports people. Elastic and breath-active plasters massage the skin with every movement and thus stimulate blood and lymphatic flow. This pain reducing and metabolic boosting effect helps against muscle tension, back pain, tendonitis (tennis elbow), migraines and many other medical syndromes. It can also supplement regular physiotherapy as the kinesiotapes do not contain any medically active substances, and thus promote rehabilitation significantly.