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Sports Physiotherapy

What is sports physiotherapy?

The task of the sports physiotherapist is to prevent and/or treat sports injuries. Sportspersons with injuries are taken back to their original level of performance through targeted rehabilitation programmes.

 

Which illnesses and injuries does the sports physiotherapist treat?

A sports physiotherapist treats complaints that are directly connected to sports, whether as a consequence of excessive strain on the musculoskeletal system, an accident or an operation.

 

The sports physiotherapist first draws a complete picture of the complaints and the patient. He thus analyses the training situation, the training phases as well as the musculoskeletal system and connects these to the type of sport practiced.

On the basis of this examination the therapist develops a customised therapeutic procedure.

 

What does the sports physiotherapist do?

The most important part of the treatment is rehabilitation training, during which the therapy plan is applied at numerous levels, such as the core motor aspects, strength, endurance, coordination and speed. The procedure aims to achieve a quick, sustainable result.

 

Who pays for sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is recognised by health and accident insurers and is covered by the basic insurance plan, on condition that a general practitioner or a medical specialist makes a referral.

It is, however, also possible to request sports physiotherapy at one’s own expense.