Center for Physiotherapy in District 11


Our body is highly complex: the musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, nervous and cardiovascular systems as well as the respiratory system are mechanically, chemically and neurally interconnected and influence each other. In order to remain healthy and pain-free, all these body systems must be able to move freely and function as a unit.

If there is a restriction of movement in the spine, for example, the surrounding nerves can be affected. This in turn disturbs the local blood, lymph and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation. As a result, the tissue is less well nourished, self-regulation is weakened and pain can occur.

In osteopathy, the individually existing movement restrictions, tensions and functional disorders are recognised tactilely and visually. These are gently treated with differentiated manual techniques, the body's self-regulation is thus stimulated and health is supported in the long term.

Osteopathy primarily treats functional disorders. Serious, especially highly inflammatory diseases, bone fractures or wounds must first be treated by conventional medicine. Osteopathy is therefore a valuable complement to orthodox medicine and is particularly suitable for the following complaints:

  • Back and neck pain, pain in the coccyx, slipped discs, muscle blockages, muscle stiffness, restricted mobility, joint pain
  • Tension headaches, migraines, dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), teeth grinding (bruxism), fatigue and exhaustion due to stress and emotionally stressful situations
  • Sprains, recurrent inflammation of tendons and tendon sheaths, tennis elbow, computer arm
  • Heartburn, stomach acid, bloating, intestinal complaints, constipation, digestive complaints, complaints of the prostate as well as the pelvis.


The following techniques are used:

Osteoarticular technique

It works directly on the joints, such as mobilisation of ligaments and joints, gentle manipulation of the skeleton and muscles with small impulses as well as connective tissue techniques. These are similar techniques to those used in physiotherapy or chiropractic.

Visceral technique

It works on the internal organs, blood and lymph vessels and the associated nerve pathways in the chest and abdomen. Recurring disturbances in the organ system can cause postural changes and tension in the back and spine, leading to pain. This technique also indirectly influences the musculoskeletal system and breathing.

Craniosacral technique

It affects the skull, coccyx, nervous system, brain and spinal cord skin and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). These structures can be irritated or even damaged by accidents, stress, difficult births, etc. The aim of craniosacral therapy is to restore elasticity and balanced tension in the craniosacral system. This gentle treatment is suitable for people of all ages, especially babies.


Sports Physiotherapy

The purpose of sports physiotherapy is to improve a client’s strength, endurance, acceleration, speed and coordination in a given sport by applying a specific training regimen that takes into account any injuries or weaknesses the athlete may have.

Sports physiotherapy is also highly effective as prophylaxis and helps the client to prepare in an optimum way for an athletic challenge.

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage has far-ranging applications. Its primary aim is to encourage the natural drainage of edematous regions of the body in the torso and in the extremities. These edemas can also occur after accidents or operations (secondary lymphedemas) or may be caused by the lymphatic vessels or veins having a congenital lack of transport capacity (primary lymphedemas). This therapy is frequently applied after tumor treatment involving lymph node removal, after the removal of varicose veins and in the case of congenital lymphedemas.

Lymphatic drainage is also highly effective for cosmetic applications and improves regeneration after strenuous sports activities.

Pelvic floor training

With biofeedback and electrostimulation - for her and him.

The pelvic floor can weaken, especially after pregnancy, but also after an operation, with incorrect weight training, in lifting professions or in old age. The result: unwanted loss of urine or stool, frequent urination, back pain. Even the abdominal organs can sag. Specific exercises strengthen the pelvic floor, while electrodes stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. If necessary, these can be targeted and trained thanks to biofeedback.

Manual Therapy

This method is an efficient way to treat all joints, muscles and nerves in the extremities (legs and arms) and the spinal column. A basic distinction is made in manual therapy between joints that are to be mobilized, centered or stabilized. The corresponding joint and the associated muscles or nerves are therefore mobilized, centered or stabilized depending on the physiotherapeutic findings.

In our practice we follow the Maitland Concept as well as Analytical Biomechanics according to Sohier (ABS).

The range of conditions we treat includes arthrosis and intervertebral disk disease, blocked joints and inflammations of the nerves (e.g. ischia) as well as headaches and injuries to muscles and fasciae.

Domicile Treatment

We also treat customers who are not mobile due to an injury or their current state of health at home. We apply the entire range of therapies, regardless of whether short-term physiotherapeutic treatment or long-term support is indicated. The costs of a domicile treatment are paid by the health insurance (KVG) or accident insurance (UVG) if it is prescribed by a doctor.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger points are spots in muscles that can cause points of pain and/or radiating pain. They occur due to acute or chronic overexertion of the muscle, hyperextension of the fasciae or exposure to cold. The trigger point therapy promotes circulation in the affected spots, leading to a rapid and noticeable reduction in pain.

Dry needling is an alternative trigger point therapy. It is less painful but involves acupuncture needles.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a highly efficient method for the treatment of trigger points. The trigger point is treated with an acupuncture needle. These acupuncture needles are extremely thin so this method is generally less painful than classic trigger point therapy and at least equally as effective.

Ultrasonic Therapy

Ultrasonic therapy is one of the most common forms of treatment in physical therapy besides electrotherapy.

Ultrasonic therapy mainly entails either a thermal effect or a micromassage for the treated tissue segment depending on the therapeutic parameters involved (treatment frequency, type of sound, dose, treatment duration or interval). This treatment leads to better circulation in the tissue and normalized tissue tone, thereby alleviating the pain.

Medical Massage

A massage reduces muscle tension to normal levels and improves the condition of muscular and connective tissue. This treatment promotes circulation while also releasing patterns of tension and adhesions (knots) in tissue. In addition, a massage affects internal organs via the neural reflex arc and alleviates pain as well as normalizing and stabilizing the vegetative nervous system.

A massage is a highly efficient way to treat back pain, arthrosis and rheumatic conditions and promotes regeneration after accidents or operations. It even promotes the scar healing process. Moreover, a medical massage has a positive effect on psychic and psychosomatic conditions and on general states of stress.

Electro Therapy

Electrotherapy makes use of various kinds of electric currents. This treatment can alleviate pain, promote circulation, relax or strengthen muscles, boost metabolism or resorb edemas depending on the type of current used (i.e. its frequency, amplitude, pulse width, etc.).

Low-frequency pulsating current therapy to alleviate pain or stimulate muscles

Diadynamic currents
Low-frequency pulsating currents to alleviate pain, resorb edemas or improve circulation

Muscle stimulation
Stimulation of inactive muscles using TENS or interference current; e.g. following knee operations, injuries, slipped disks

Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a procedure in which the movement of the cerebrospinal fluid (fluid in the brain and spinal cord) at the skull and sacrum is perceived and the body's self-healing powers are activated with very fine manual impulses.

Lying on the back, minimal pressure or traction is applied with the palm of the hand or with the fingers. The craniosacral rhythm is felt and carefully altered with the aim of reducing tissue tension and stimulating the self-healing powers. The power of this rhythmic pulsation is important for the regulation of all bodily functions.

This treatment, which is as gentle as it is mindful, is suitable for people of all ages, especially babies or seniors with age-related complaints.

Craniosacral therapy is part of osteopathy, which we also offer.

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