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Practice concept

Science = progress. Especially in the healthcare sector, where people are at stake, evidence-based work is more important than ever to achieve better results.

Evidence-based therapy

“Scientific evidence” refers to findings from research that are highly likely to be facts.

In terms of our services, we aim to provide you with evidence-based therapy that achieves the best treatment outcome, given your problem (based on clinical guidelines and systematic reviews).

With an evidence-based approach, we aim to live up to the ethical and moral obligation we have in healthcare and provide you with the pathway with the highest probability of success.

Our guidelines

for a successful and sustainable therapy

1. Build trust

The key to a sustainable and successful therapy result is a stable basis of trust and a good patient-therapist relationship. The foundation is laid in the anamnesis.

The patient is shown that he is taken seriously as a person and his problem by the therapist, by listening to him and by approaching his problem in detail through a physical examination.

The patient learns that he is not pigeonholed, but is recognized and treated as an individual with his individual complaint.

2. Educate patients and explain therapy

The patient knows at all times what is happening and what the objective is. The therapist describes his examination hypotheses to him and explains what conclusion he came to during the anamnesis and examination.

The patient is told his problem from the therapist’s point of view and the therapist gets the patient’s opinion. The therapist presents the possible interventions to the patient and justifies their usefulness in terms of a sustainable therapeutic outcome.

3. SMART goals

Together with the patient, a SMART goal is formulated for the course of therapy. Only in this way can the success of the treatment be made measurable and the patient be made aware of the capacities and capabilities of his body.

This goal is characterized by:

  • An activity specific to the problem: climbing stairs in knee osteoarthritis.
  • The objective measurability of the result: by means of scales, strength measurement, questionnaire
  • An attractive and meaningful activity: relevant to everyday life/ occupation/ hobby
  • A realistic scenario: age-appropriate, achievable by MT/KG
  • The timing of the objective: e.g. within 6 weeks

4. From passive to active treatment measures

This treatment principle is elementary when it comes to ensuring the success of therapy in the long term. In almost all cases, this requires a change in the patient’s behavior and handling of his complaints.

The patient must understand that the therapist cannot relieve him of his problems, but can help him to find the right way. This must be clearly communicated, so that at the beginning a large amount of passive interventions form the basis for a subsequent active exercise therapy.

With the help of the passive measures, a feeling of security and appreciation is conveyed to the patient through a wide variety of channels. In this way, the therapist gains access to the patient, who subsequently, with help, receives adequate exercises for the problem and performs them on his or her own responsibility.

The patient recognizes his potential to keep his complaints under control himself and takes the initiative.

5. Quality before quantity

The quality of a therapy is not primarily determined by the time or the amount of different hand movements or exercises within a session. Quality is characterized by targeted action that is tailored to the patient’s problem.

This requires a precise analysis of the problem, for which the therapist sometimes needs more, sometimes less time.

In all cases, the therapist examines the patient’s health problem on both a physical and psychosocial level and, as a result, selects the most appropriate therapy in consultation with the patient. Only in this way can qualitative treatment be guaranteed.

Clinical Reasoning

What sounds complicated at first is the basic component of an efficient therapy.

Clinical Reasoning encompasses all of the therapist’s thinking and decision-making processes that occur during examination and treatment. The therapist takes in all the information that you, the patient, describe in relation to your problem.

The therapist must analyze this information in light of his or her level of knowledge and current scientific evidence.

From this, we will work with you to make the best possible treatment planning decisions.

Treatment is a dynamic process, so that throughout the treatment process the therapist constantly questions himself and his actions in order to be able to realize relevant adjustments if necessary.

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