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Physiotherapy

 

Capital Clinic Riga's Physiotherapists Kristine Briede and Kristaps Rakstelis provides consultations in physiotherapy, develops rehabilitation plans, provides remedial gymnastics classes and functional trainings, massages, medical taping, manual therapy, sling therapy, enhances joint movement, etc. Uldis Sprogis has substantial experience in sports rehabilitation and home injuries, back pain, developmental and preventive gymnastics.

Physiotherapist performs patient's functional state examination, evaluation and treatment, helps the patient to regain the lost function or to reduce its deficit by using:

  • Remedial gymnastics techniques

  • Sling therapy

  • Therapeutic massage

  • Medical taping

The aims of the physiotherapy are to restore, preserve and improve the person's movement functions and posture, increase physical endurance, reduce pain and relieve the course of a chronic disease. A Physiotherapist helps people who have developed muscle function disorders, nervous and connective tissue changes after diseases, trauma, injury, burns or other types of body damage.

 

Physiotherapy is recommended for:

  • Back and joint pain

  • Posture and gait disorders

  • Cardio - vascular and nervous system disease treatment

  • Movement recovery after injury

Physiotherapist offers:

  • Person's physical and functional ability assessment and analysis

  • Individual treatment and / or prevention plan development

  • Preventive consultations - explaining the basic principles of ergonomics, so that the daily movement and poses would not harm patient's physical health

  • Sling treatment

  • Remedial gymnastics and therapeutic exercises

Physiotherapists use therapeutic exercises, remedial gymnastics, manual therapy, massage, physiotherapy equipment and other special techniques to relieve pain, restore muscle function, limb movement, strength, endurance and physical coordination.

Anyone can work together with a physiotherapist, unless there is a serious illness that prohibits moving. In the individual sessions the Physiotherapist uses a variety of physiotherapy techniques, teaches how to exercise correctly and provides recommendations for the daily postures and movement.



Sling therapy is an opportunity to give your body a healthy tone and physical condition working through individual classes together with Physiotherapist. It is one of the most effective physiotherapy techniques to strengthen the deep muscles of the spine, gain body stability and muscle strength.

Sling therapy is a unique alternative for gym or aerobic exercises, even more it happens in individual sessions with the Physiotherapist following an individual exercise plan. It combines an active workout with modern rehabilitation methods. The main objective is to achieve a permanent physical locomotor apparatus strength.

Sling therapy helps to strengthen the deep, spine supporting muscles, improves metabolism in structures adjacent to the backbone (articular cartilages of vertebrae, intervertebral discs and ligaments). When the deep back muscles do not work properly their support functions are taken over by the overlying superficial muscles that hurt from the amount of inappropriate physical load. That results in a number of back movement and posture problems. When activating the deep back muscles properly the pain often goes away. Especially for those patients whose back pain is chronic and to whom doctors say that there are "degenerative changes in the spine" or spondylosis (currently this state is detectable in almost all people at the age of 20 due to the sedentary lifestyle).

Sling therapy can be used by:

  • all of us - people who want to keep themselves in a good physical shape.

  • people with musculoskeletal problems, headaches, back pain, joint arthrosis or conditions after injuries.

  • people with sedentary lifestyle or frequent involuntary postures (office workers, truck drivers, hairdressers, etc.)

  • new mothers and women after childbirth, when the posture has changed and the back has ached during the pregnancy or on the contrary - the back has started to hurt after giving birth. In this case sling therapy will help to recover and even improve muscle balance, as it was before the pregnancy.

  • people who do not want to go to aerobic classes or gym, exercise in public and values an individual approach.

Sling therapy may be recommended by any doctor, but most often it is recommended by Neurologists, General Practitioners and Traumatologists. The first consultation can also be given by Physiotherapist, assessing if there is a need for a specialist's consultation.

The concept of Sling therapy consists of diagnostic and treatment systems:

  • Diagnostic system - includes muscular endurance test with the help of progressive load in a closed and an open kinematic chain. It is combined with traditional musculoskeletal system examinations.

  • Treatment system - includes relaxation, increasing range of motion, traction (drawing), muscle stability training, exercises for sensorimotor or nerve conduction velocity improvement, etc.

 

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