At the performance centre, our physiotherapeutic approach focuses on the body as a whole unit. With a combination of old school physiotherapy with models like “Sherly Sharman” (one of the United States leading physiotherapists), Sports Physiotherapies and new techniques with approaches where we work with muscle chains cross the body
We believe that most injuries (not traumatic) happen because our joints in the body are not centred properly in the joints. This will eventually lead to inflammation, pain and long-term wear. It is therefore important to ensure that the muscles around the various joints activate, are strong enough, and at the same time are working symmetrically with other muscles. It often happens that this does not work optimally.
We use a combination of muscle test, joint manipulation and strength training to correct any imbalance. However, some types of overload damage and more traumatic injuries may require other methods and some injuries require a loading period so swelling and inflammation are diminished. Other injuries require greater diagnosis like CT and MR scan for a fluid diagnosis.
The strength and power in osteopathy is the holistic view on the human body. An osteopath has a wide range of diagnostic and treatment tools to his or hers disposal to investigate and treat the patient for a great variety of medical conditions.
It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.
To an osteopath, for your body to work well, its structure must also work well. Structure governs function and vice versa. The aim is to restore your body to a state of balance. Osteopaths use touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase the mobility of joints, to relieve muscle tension, to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues, and to help your body’s own healing mechanisms.
As a part of the treatment plan we also provide our patients with advice on posture and exercise to aid recovery, promote health and prevent symptoms recurring.
An osteopath may, among other things, help you if you are diagnosed with or have symptoms of the following conditions.
Muscular tension, often caused by monotonous movements, sedentary work, stress or overload in conjunction with exercise, may cause symptoms such as headache, irritation and impaired concentration. A qualified therapist will be able to remedy the unpleasant symptoms and, in many cases, prevent the symptoms from coming back.
Massage is a suitable tool for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.
The massage, which in itself seems relaxing and calming on the nervous system, intends, among other things, to increase blood flow and remove wastes in the affected areas.
If you do not suffer from muscle tension or symptoms due to injury, but just want to increase your wellbeing, massage is also suitable.