Physical therapy and physiotherapy

The central focus of physiotherapy is placed on the pain experienced by the patient, as well as the impairment of the patient's functioning, mobility and activities.

The results of a physiotherapy exam permit a “current picture” to be made of the patient, on the basis of which the therapeutic techniques to be implemented are derived.

Physiotherapy makes use of manual techniques that can be supplemented by physical applications (e.g. electrotherapy, cold treatment as well as heat treatment), if required.

Our individual working methods have emerged and developed on the basis of long-time practical and clinical experience with our patients. The result has been the development of a tactile sensitivity which allows us to localise blockages, joint impairments as well as muscle and fascia adhesions.

The treatment system is the result of continued training and education which has been completed by the therapist, and which is indispensable for the further development of therapeutic capabilities.

In addition, we devise appropriate exercises and even entire programmes, since active participation on the part of the patient is a prerequisite that ensures success of the manually-administered treatment.

We have a specially-designed fitness lounge that offers various training options that can be used by the patient following instruction, and independently of the physiotherapy programmes with an elaborate exercise concept.

This corresponds with our philosophy: “Movement is life and life is movement”.

The training required to become a physiotherapist takes 3 years to complete. Continued education in various specialist areas is mandatory.

Our “specialties” may be summed up here in detail:

1. Manual Therapy

A therapist becomes entitled to engage in the professional, remunerative practice of manual therapy following completion of an extra-occupational certificate programme of approximately 2 years’ duration.

We work using the Kaltenborn/Evjenth method.

Manual therapy is used to treat functional impairment in both the joint and muscle systems. Examples of these include reduced joint mobility, osteoarthritis, instabilities and muscle tension, following rehabilitative operations and surgical intervention.

After the findings are recorded in comprehensive fashion, the pain/discomfort is pinpointed and addressed with the aid of appropriate manually administered therapeutic techniques.

The objective is rehabilitation of the joint and muscle system.

2. Bobath

The Bobath method is used to treat patients with neurological illnesses, such as strokes and apoplexy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease. The objective of this complex approach to treatment is to assist the patient in achieving maximum independence in her or his day-to-day activities.

Aspiring Bobath therapists pursue an extra-occupational education program containing basic and advanced training courses in which the neurological pathologies are treated in accordance with their successive stages, diagnoses and rehabilitative criteria.

The patient’s family and relatives are encouraged to participate in treatment in order to recreate optimal, everyday circumstances. For example, the patient is transferred from a sitting position to one in which she or he is lying down, or from a sitting to a standing position, in order to better reproduce everyday circumstances.

3. Rehabilitation

(Device-supported physiotherapy)

Following intervention using the locomotor apparatus (e.g. artificial joint replacement, intervertebral disc, OP, etc.), accident trauma as well as following a stroke or other neurological illnesses, rehabilitative efforts are needed in order for optimum functioning to be restored. The rehabilitation method also involves the use of medical training therapy.

This may involve the use of devices such as rowing machines, a physioplate (vibration trainer), and ergometer training.

During rehabilitation, manual therapy procedures are also combined with an exercise method in order to guide the patient back to her or his optimum physical condition.

4. Lymph drainage

Blockages in the lymphatic system cause so-called oedemae (swelling) in the affected area. These can also occur as a result of operations, traumas, as well as of a frailty in the veno-lymphatic system.

Targeted draining techniques support the lymphatic system in lymph removal and circulation is improved.

Metabolic processes in the tissue are thereby optimised.

Lymph drainage promotes tissue metabolism, accelerates regeneration and decongests the affected region.

Lymph drainage can additionally be supported using function taping and compress bandaging.

5. Foot reflexology treatment

On the bottoms of the feet are reflex zones that are attached to the entire body. These zones are often paid particular consideration in connection with the findings. Foot reflexology treatment can be used on its own as a physiotherapy measure or in combination with other therapeutic approaches.

6. Additional physical applications


The elastic tape mobilises the support and locomotor apparatus and promotes lymph drainage. It is used to supplement treatment.


We work with fango and natural mud packages manufactured in Germany. The heat causes the muscles to relax, which allows the active agents in the fango package to enter the bloodstream, where they have their effects on joints and soft parts.

Infrared / Hot air

Infrared can have a profound effect on tissue as far as blood circulation and easing of tension are concerned.

Fango and infrared both have beneficial effects on rheumatic spectrum illnesses.

Electrotherapy / Ultrasound

Electrical impulses influence the nerves and, accordingly, muscle tone, which should be increased for soft spots and decreased in the event of muscle tenseness. This has a positive impact on situations involving chronic and acute pain.

Ultrasound stimulates cell metabolism and is used to accompany treatment for arthritis, inflammation and adhesion in the regions of the joints and soft parts.

BMS (Biomechanical Stimulation)

This involves the use of vibration to treat muscles and connective tissue. It is performed using a highly sophisticated device developed and manufactured in Germany.

The vibrations are transmitted to those areas where they are needed, where they have far-reaching effects that cannot be achieved using manual therapeutic methods. Adhesions are dissolved, the connective tissue becomes elastic once again and the muscles once again become capable of high performance. BMS is very often employed in fasciatherapy.

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+34 922 388 739
+34 639 773 352
Calle Turina 25/ El Durazno
E- 38400 Puerto de la Cruz