What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy makes use of a wide variety of therapies, such as movement exercises (physiotherapy), soft tissue treatments, physical applications and mobilizations. Physiotherapy includes among others active exercises and guided passive movements and pressure – i.e. therapeutic massages and manual treatment – as well as treatments with heat, cold, electrical stimuli or ultrasound. Which form of therapy is used depends on the patient’s symptoms and, in particular, whether they experience acute or chronic pain. Their personal experiences and needs also influence the form of treatment chosen.
What are the goals of physiotherapy?
Basically, physical therapy has the following overall goals: To relieve pain, to train mobility and musculature. In addition, physiotherapy or physical therapy methods improve metabolism and blood circulation, promote coordination, compensate for physical disability and prevent chronic complaints. Physiotherapy is the beginning of the process – patients are encouraged to continue with the exercises after the treatment.
Physiotherapy takes place in different locations, such as directly on site, on a sports field(sports physiotherapy), in a clinic or in a physiotherapy practice.
Who decides if I need physical therapy?
Typically, your doctor will provide you with a physical therapy prescription, which you will bring with you to your first appointment. Alternatively, you are welcome to join us without a prescription. In this case, the cost of treatment will be borne by you.
What kind of therapies do we offer?
In Motion Physio offers you a wide range of therapies that can be easily combined depending on your symptoms:
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point therapy
- Lymphatic drainage
- Dynamic compression therapy / apparative lymphatic drainage
- Shockwave therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Electrotherapy (TENS)
- Dry needling
- Neurodynamic physiotherapy
- Kinesio Tape
- Sports physiotherapy
- Personal Training
- Medical Training Therapy (MTT)
- Fascia distortion model
- Sports massage
- Pelvic floor physiotherapy
- High Power Laser Therapy
- Jaw physiotherapy
- Physiotherapy during pregnancy
When and how is physiotherapy used?
Physical therapy or physiotherapeutic treatment modalities are used for conditions such as back pain, arthritis complaints, muscle, tendon or joint injuries, rheumatism, cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, strokes or multiple sclerosis (MS), developmental problems, edema, water retention or pelvic floor problems such as incontinence . In addition, it helps elderly people as well as people with physical disabilities to manage their daily lives by exercising their muscles and stability.
As already mentioned, physiotherapy consists of active and passive therapy. The former refers to exercises that are developed by therapists for patients, learned and practiced during treatment, and ideally repeated at home. Physiotherapy also aims to motivate patients in general to do more sports and exercise. If necessary, the physiotherapists also apply passive treatment , by which manual therapy, massages or “cracking” are meant. This helps to release blocked joints or tension, or to relieve acute pain.
What is the cost of a physiotherapy session?
The cost of treatment is covered by your accident insurance or mandatory basic health insurance. The prices for this are set by means of a cantonal tariff agreement. In the event of illness, patients generally pay 10% of the costs themselves, depending on the individual contract. In the event of costs as a result of an accident, the costs are usually fully covered.
What are the costs for cancelling an appointment?
Health care providers are not allowed to send a bill to the health insurance company if the patient did not attend the therapy. Unfortunately, we know that some practices do this anyway, they are acting unlawfully and face heavy fines if caught during an inspection.
If you ever need to cancel an appointment, please note:
- That you inform us as early as possible (phone, voice message to the answering machine, e-mail). If you have booked your appointment online, you can cancel it at the same place
- If you do not attend an appointment and do not cancel it at least 24 hours before the appointment, you will be billed privately (without the right to reimbursement by health insurance companies).
- All treatment costs that are not paid by your insurance/health insurance company will be covered entirely by yourself.