Physiotherapy combines the fields of physiotherapy and physical therapy. In physiotherapy, the patient is primarily cared for by physiotherapists, while in physical therapy, masseurs are also involved with diverse applications.

In active physiotherapy, patients perform independent movement exercises under the therapist’s supervision, which serves to restore and improve the mobility of the affected areas of the body and strengthen coordination and muscle strength. In contrast, passive physiotherapy involves the therapist’s manual treatment directly on the patient.

Neurological diseases often lead to physical limitations in patients, such as hemiplegia after a stroke or muscle weakness in multiple sclerosis. The doctors at Kliniken Schmieder decide which physiotherapy methods are the best for rehabilitation depending on the disease of our patients and the intensity with which they are integrated into the therapy plan. Our therapists have a broad spectrum of physiotherapy measures to choose from, such as treadmills, activities of daily life therapy, massages, or lymphatic drainage. Whenever possible, innovative, robot-assisted forms of treatment are also used.

What does physiotherapy involve?

Our patients start their first physiotherapy session with a precise assessment of their current physical and functional impairments or deficits. To do this, our patients have to do active test exercises with regard to movement transitions, locomotion, and maintaining body positions. Once this data has been recorded, our patients’ personal therapy goals are defined, and the following treatment steps are determined. Our therapists also work with patients and their relatives during the treatment to develop the necessary aids, such as a walking aid or splint, if required. During the introduction, our therapists show the patient how these can be used optimally and supportively in everyday life.

What are the goals of physiotherapy?

The focus of our physiotherapists is always to accompany our patients on their recovery journey to enable them to live as independently as possible again.

With outstanding personal commitment, the therapists work with our patients to restore and improve lost bodily functions. In addition to mental support from the therapists, they provide new motivational stimuli in each therapy session and help each patient practice their exercises correctly and purposefully. The physiotherapists aim to work with the patient to advance the physical recovery process, such as improving mobility or reducing pain. To this end, our therapists regularly evaluate the therapy goals achieved by our patients to improve and continuously enhance the personal rehabilitation process.

At Kliniken Schmieder, we have diverse physiotherapy options to choose from in the rehabilitation process, depending on the neurological disease. Find out more about the individual physiotherapy measures.