Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Whether a patient has already been diagnosed with a condition that require physical therapy or it is a part of the post-operational rehabilitation, St. Catherine offers top service in the field with team of experts with years of experience.

Therapy and rehabilitation are available for the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain conditions of the joints (sprain injuries of the joints and/or ligaments)
  • Chronic pain conditions (hip and knee)
  • Chronic pain conditions (spine and back problems)
  • Painful condition of the joints and spine due to inflammatory processes (arthritis) or degenerative diseases (arthrosis)
  • Sports injuries and overuse syndromes in professional and amateur athletes
  • Pre- and post-operative rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery on major joints to speed up the recovery
  • Post-operative rehabilitation after surgery on the spine
  • Posttraumatic conditions

Physical therapy in combination with post-operative rehabilitation determine the course and speed of recovery. Daily physical therapy reduces swelling and it enhances the healing of the tissue. It also helps with the recovery of function, range of joint motion, muscular tension, and strength. Post-operative physical therapy and rehabilitation are essential factors in the success of the surgery and determine the course and speed of recovery.

Specific rehabilitation programs available at the Center are:

  • Preoperative rehabilitation
  • Postoperative rehabilitation
  • Posttraumatic rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Degenerative program
  • Prevention program
  • „IT-syndrome“ program

What distinguishes this Center from other physical therapy practices is an integrated approach of a multidisciplinary team of experts (physician, orthopedist/surgeon, physiotherapist), who are constantly involved in the entire process of rehabilitation. This kind of approach ensures high quality of therapy and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is tailored for each patient individually in order to ensure fast recovery and return to everyday activities.

Rehabilitation and therapy include following methods and techniques:

  • Medical gymnastics
  • Manual joints manipulation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Magnetotherapy,
  • Thermotherapy (therapeutic ultrasound)
  • Ultrasonophoresis
  • Laser therapy
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Cryotherapy and cryo-compression therapy
  • Electrostimulation of muscles and nerves
  • Functional electrostimulation
  • „Biofeedback“ training
  • Continuous passive motion (CPM)
  • Kinesio taping, functional taping
  • PNF, Mulligan, Bobath, Cyriax,

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