Physical Therapy by Elisabeth / Omid
You are right here!
for complaints in the area of the back and spine
for complaints in the area of the shoulder and elbow joints
for complaints in the area of the hips, knees and ankles
when you finally want to be pain-free again
for rehab after operations (new cruciate ligament, knee arthroscopies, shoulder operations, new hip / knee joint, …)
for rehab after (sports) injuries (get fit for everyday life again / return to sports)
if you want a preventive physical check in weight training / bodybuilding or if you hurt yourself😊
if you want to work preventively on your technique (squats, deadlifts, ..) in weight training 😊
when you are ready to take your health into your own hands, but need help with implementation!
How do we work as physiotherapists?
Our physiotherapy specialties include Orthopedics, traumatology and (strength) sports . The complaints and clinical pictures mentioned below serve as examples of our range of treatments and do not claim to be complete.
Discomfort or pain in one or more places always has one or more causes. Treating only the symptoms can lead to a short-term improvement, but the cause is not eliminated and so sooner or later similar complaints will reappear. That is why we value a detailed discussion and an examination using various tests, which we will carry out again and again to monitor the progress. It is very important to us that you identify the cause of your complaints, or rather understand the background of pain and why we do what we do in therapy!
We work evidence based . So we will not lay hands on you, “smooth your fascia” or “push away” the pain very firmly with the strength of my thumbs. We’ll show you a way how you can achieve your goals sustainably lifestyle adjustments , targeted (strength) training and exercises for self help that you can easily integrate into your everyday life. It is important that we discuss this path together again and again so that we can adapt it optimally for you!
Feet and lower legs
The feet represent the basis of the body and accordingly complaints can also have an impact on the knee and hip joints. For foot misalignments, such as flat feet or splay feet , I can help you train the arch of the foot and stabilize your muscles.
The same applies to complaints such as hallux valgus or achillodynia I can show you specific exercises.
Physiotherapy is also important after accidents or operations in order to get fit for everyday life or your sport as quickly as possible and without consequential damage. examples for this are achilles tendon tears , Torn ligaments (often caused by ankle = supination trauma ), fractions ( tibial or fibular fracture ), so-called stress fractures of the metatarsus , as well as torn muscle fibers and lower leg fractures.
Knee joints, thighs, hips & pelvis
As weight-bearing joints, the knee joints are very often affected by complaints.
Underload (!) Promotes the development of osteoarthritis, i.e. cartilage damage (= so-called osteoarthritis of the knee ).
Another clinical picture that can lead to restricted mobility and pain in the knee joint is the so-called baker’s cyst , a protuberance of the joint capsule towards the hollow of the knee. This arises as a result of other complaints of the knee joint.
Overuse syndromes such as the patellar tip syndrome (= “ jumpers knee “) or “ runner’s knees “(=” runners knee “/ tractus syndrome ) occur. Here we will find out together which type of training or which lifestyle adjustments will help you!
The most well-known injuries in the knee joint include ligament lesions ( cruciate ligament tear , collateral ligament injuries ), meniscal lesions (Meniscus tear) or also patellar dislocations . Also postoperatively, after knee arthroscopy or the use of an artificial knee joint (= knee prosthesis / knee replacement ) it is very important to optimize healing through physiotherapeutic measures.
here we can pulled muscles or ruptured muscle fibers , especially in sports, happen. The large muscle groups that are mostly affected here are the inner, anterior and posterior thigh muscles (adductors, quadriceps, sciatica / hamstrings). The most common breaks are here femoral neck fractures . In physiotherapy we then work on restoring the full resilience of these structures.
Hip joints & pelvis:
As in the knee joint area, there are also arthroses (= “ coxarthrosis “) A common symptom, including. through congenital malpositions (“ coxa vara / valga “, hip dysplasia ) can arise. Also a hip impingement can promote the development of osteoarthritis.
The aim in physiotherapy is then to use an artificial hip joint (= Hip prosthesis / total hip replacement ) to prevent. Groin pain which can have various causes are also to be mentioned here.
Often a pelvic inclination diagnosed.
This (if actually) does not have to cause any complaints. Also pain in the area of the sacroiliac joint are to be mentioned here.
The main goal is always that pain reduction until freedom is achieved and that you understand what possible causes for your pain can be and what certainly not. A weakness of the hip muscles can also lead to different limping mechanisms (Trendelenburg / Duchenne limping). Strengthening exercises, such as squats and variations thereof, are a possible therapeutic measure here.
Due to anatomical conditions, the shoulder is a very flexible joint and its “anchor”, the shoulder blade, is only attached to the chest through the muscles. As a result, muscular dysfunction often leads to problems, such as the so-called impingement syndrome (Tendons or bursae are irritated).
The “ frozen shoulder “(=” lime shoulder “), On the other hand, usually occurs without a known trigger.
Common injuries in the shoulder area are, for example subcapital humeral fracture (= Fracture below the humerus head) and shoulder dislocations, which in more severe cases also result in injuries to the labrum and the long biceps tendon (= SLAP lesion ) can go hand in hand.
Injuries to the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint ( rotator cuff ruptures ) and the band apparatus of the acromionclavicular joint (= the small joint between the collarbone and the roof of the shoulder) occur.
Our goal will be that you are initially as pain-free as possible and then can fully restore the mobility and strength of your shoulder with targeted training.
Elbows, forearms and wrists
In the area of the elbow, there are often symptoms of overuse of the muscles, the so-called “ tennis or golf elbow “. However, these are mostly caused by other activities than their name suggests, such as frequent and long hours of computer work. In the area of the forearm, such overloads can lead to the well-known tendinitis (tendovaginitis) to lead. In order to become pain-free again and to prevent a renewed overload, the load on certain strengthening exercises for the forearm muscles is gradually increased. The spoke (= radius fractures ) affected.
Bone healing should also be supported by targeted training so that it is as resilient as before.
Lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine
Complaints in the lumbar spine and back pain are often very unspecific as “lumbar pain“or also” lumbar syndrome ” summarized. Colloquially one also speaks of a “ lumbago “If the pain occurs suddenly, usually after a sudden movement, or from low back pain if the symptoms keep coming back or have been going on for a long time.
The pain can be caused by different structures: the small facet joints of the spine, muscles or the intervertebral discs. Very often, however, no clear cause can be identified.
However, this does not mean that your pain is dangerous or that you shouldn’t move.
Together we will strengthen resilience and confidence in your back again!
At herniated discs ("sciatic pain") or lumbar stenoses (= spinal stenosis ) it can also irritate the nerves and spread the pain to the legs. The healing of the intervertebral discs should be supported by targeted training.
Disc herniations can also occur in the thoracic and cervical spine, albeit less often. In the area of the cervical spine, various symptoms are summarized under the term " cervical syndrome “(= CVS) together.
Often it comes to recurring neck pain, which is known to many. In addition to herniated discs in the cervical spine, the " thoracic outlet syndrome “Cause referred pain or tingling in the arms.
The known whiplash can also injure all different structures of the cervical spine.
Serious accidents or osteoporosis can also cause vertebral fractures. With a targeted strengthening program for the cervical spine, you can usually get these complaints under control.