GENERAL PHYSIOTHERAPY

GENERAL PHYSIO-THERAPY

Definition

what is general physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an umbrella term for a plethora of therapy methods. Many sub-areas are combined here, such as manual therapy, classic massage, physiotherapy for neurological illnesses, children’s physiotherapy, sport physiotherapy and training – just to mention a few. No matter the individual term, they all strive for one outcome:

Restoration of a natural function.

“Physiotherapy” comes from the ancient Greek and means as much as “restoration of natural functionality”. Physiotherapy treats pain and its cause in the musculoskeletal system. Additionally, there are physical functional disorders. Therapists represent an independent discipline in the vast spectrum of conventional medicine and contribute to medical primary care. In our daily work we support patients maintain their autonomy by improving or stabilizing their health. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of each and every one of our patients. This starts with every-day activities such as transferring out of beds and chairs or climbing stairs, up to competition training for an athlete. Primary step is to first relieve pain, then increase movement by mobilizing the joint and finally increase strength and stabilization with specific exercises.

Definition

what is general physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is an umbrella term for a plethora of therapy methods. Many sub-areas are combined here, such as manual therapy, classic massage, physiotherapy for neurological illnesses, children’s physiotherapy, sport physiotherapy and training – just to mention a few. No matter the individual term, they all strive for one outcome:

Restoration of a natural function.

“Physiotherapy” comes from the ancient Greek and means as much as “restoration of natural functionality”. Physiotherapy treats pain and its cause in the musculoskeletal system. Additionally, there are physical functional disorders. Therapists represent an independent discipline in the vast spectrum of conventional medicine and contribute to medical primary care. In our daily work we support patients maintain their autonomy by improving or stabilizing their health. The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of each and every one of our patients. This starts with every-day activities such as transferring out of beds and chairs or climbing stairs, up to competition training for an athlete. Primary step is to first relieve pain, then increase movement by mobilizing the joint and finally increase strength and stabilization with specific exercises.

The physiotherapeutic services of Praxis Schiffländi are mainly rendered by medical prescription of the referring hospitals and physicians. All costs are covered by basic insurance or accident insurance. As we are EMR certified, we encounter more and more additionally insured patients without a medical prescription – most of their costs are covered by the additional insurance. The patients should clarify this with their additional insurance in advance. Furthermore we have a good portion of self-paying patients who fund their own therapy.

The physiotherapeutic services of Praxis Schiffländi are mainly rendered by medical prescription of the referring hospitals and physicians. All costs are covered by basic insurance or accident insurance. As we are EMR certified, we encounter more and more additionally insured patients without a medical prescription – most of their costs are covered by the additional insurance. The patients should clarify this with their additional insurance in advance. Furthermore we have a good portion of self-paying patients who fund their own therapy.

Form of treatment

when is general physiotherapy applied?

The anamneses captures and analyses the disease history and the goals of the patient. Specific tests are run which result in hypothesis which may lead to correction of the goals. Therapeutic treatments are discussed which often rely on the clinical experience of the therapist. While progressing through the sessions, the goals and treatment are constantly checked and adjusted, if needed. Finally, control of success is performed. After relieving the pain, the patient learns how to deal with their own pathology, which leads to sustainable self-management. For this the patient is supplied with a set of exercises to perform at home which are concerted for their affliction. Of course it is implicit for Praxis Schiffländli to operate under the fundamentals of ethical behavior. Additionally we honor detailed documentation of progress and interdisciplinary collaboration with the referrers.

Form of treatment

when is general physiotherapy applied?

The anamneses captures and analyses the disease history and the goals of the patient. Specific tests are run which result in hypothesis which may lead to correction of the goals. Therapeutic treatments are discussed which often rely on the clinical experience of the therapist. While progressing through the sessions, the goals and treatment are constantly checked and adjusted, if needed. Finally, control of success is performed. After relieving the pain, the patient learns how to deal with their own pathology, which leads to sustainable self-management. For this the patient is supplied with a set of exercises to perform at home which are concerted for their affliction. Of course it is implicit for Praxis Schiffländli to operate under the fundamentals of ethical behavior. Additionally we honor detailed documentation of progress and interdisciplinary collaboration with the referrers.

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Check out our new online booking tool!
Select your desired date and time for the required therapy. You will then receive a confirmation of your appointment by email.

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Contact

how to find us

Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch

Contact

how to find us

Marktgasse 3
4051 Basel

061 262 09 06
info@physio-schifflaendi.ch