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Manual Therapy - Details

A large proportion of patients who come to our practice will first be subject to a manual therapeutic diagnosis. Since functional disturbances in the musculoskeletal system are frequently caused by or partially responsible for painful bodily maleste, it is fundamentally important to correct the malfunction at the start of the treatment – often a cure can be achieved by this alone.

Our patients in the last 10 years have ranged between 3 months and 99 years old. In the case that further follow-up treatments are necessary, these are concerned with the optimised function of the affected bodily region, and their effectiveness can develop much faster.

Our philosophy is using step-by-step therapies to solve a problem. At the beginning, the focus will always be simple and natural treatment. Therefore, the gentle hand application of the chiropractic therapy is the cornerstone of our treatment. Our ´conditio sine qua non´.

The goal of manual medicine is to identify the dysfunctional joints of the spine and extremities: so-called blockages can cause pain, muscle problems and malfunction.

Hereby come the two main tasks of manual medicine into play: firstly, it solves problematic joint function, and secondly, reflex therapy has a positive influence on the various, sometimes vegetative states of pain. After a successful manual therapy, the passive range of motion is restored, to preserve the good therapeutic results, physical therapy or muscle invigorating exercises should be carried out. The manual therapeutic intervention requires a precise diagnosis of the motion disorder, in order to be carried out successfully. Because of the high degree of precision and effectiveness in the manual medicine, this is often called "bloodless surgery".

In our practice, we conduct intensive manual therapy treatment sessions in combination with physiotherapy procedures, osteopathy and acupuncture. At the cervical vertebrae, we also only apply so-called 'soft treatment techniques' - with soft mobilisation, it is very possible to achieve a perfectly functional outcome.

It should be mentioned that the dysfunctions of the motion system, and especially of the spine, represent a mass disease. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system are the leading cause of disability. In 1992, they attributed to 32% of all disability; 10 years earlier it was only 23%.

Given these enormous dimensions, also for the economy, it is imperative that a therapeutic approach is used, which is characterised by a meaningful engagement, functional-improving and pain inhibiting action: manual therapy treatment plays a crucial role here.

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