FALTA s.r.o
Zámecká 239, Náchod, 547 01
nabídka rehabilitačních služeb

THE METHOD ACCORDING TO BRÜGER

This is one of the methods that deal with the treatment of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is based on the replacement of faulty movement patterns. This comprises the removal of the causes that can induce these problems and the restructuring of motor habits. Special emphasis is placed on teaching a sitting position with the pelvis pushed forward and the related practice of everyday activities in order that that these good habits become automatic. One of the active procedures is the influencing of muscles that have increased tension by means of therabands (therapeutic rubber bands).

This method is of great value for the prevention in regard to functional disorders, especially in cases in which no structural changes have yet occurred.

THE METHOD ACCORDING TO MOJŽÍŠOVÁ

This is a soft reflexive mobilisation method utilising passive movement to the extreme positions of joints. It is associated with additional exercise in the domestic environment.

When is it used?
  • in the field of gynaecology (infertility, cycle irregularities)
  • pain in the back or the joints, headaches
  • scoliosis in children
  • male or female hormone deficiency
  • in cases of functional urinary incontinence or constipation
A referral from a GP or from a gynaecologist is required for admission to Mojžíšová rehabilitation.

KINESIOTAPING

Functional taping is a modern effective method utilising the application of flexible tapes to the body.

It supports the relaxation of contracted muscles and, conversely, the stimulation of weak muscles. The adhesive elastic tapes improve the functioning of muscles, tendons and joints and promote both blood and lymph circulation.

LARGE AND SMALL BALLS

In everyday life, during various exercise lessons (aerobic, Pilates, body-building...) we frequently only place emphasis on certain muscles or muscle groups, forgetting that the body functions as a whole and that therefore it is important to pay attention to it as a whole. For this reason we implement unstable exercises, either using equipment or without any.

These tools include large balls, small balls (overballs), circular segments.

In practice we use their flexibility and instability. For what purposes is this method used?
  • for the recovery of muscle tension
  • for the recovery of muscle strength
  • for stretching muscles
  • for increasing mobility
  • for practicing coordination and balance
  • for practicing correct posture
  • for automatic postural correction to compensate for a monotonous work load (implementing the practice of developmental kinesiology)
  • for strengthening the body as a whole
  • during breathing gymnastics

POSTISOMETRIC RELAXATION

This method was developed by an American neurologist, Dr. Mitchel. During its implementation the unforced stretching of muscles affected by trauma, asymmetric loading or uncoordinated movement and relaxation takes place.

For what purposes is this method used?
  • for the treatment of injuries
  • for relieving pain in the joints and muscles throughout the body

SOFT TECHNIQUES

These methods are utilised in the treatment of hyperalgia, an exaggerated sense of pain, in the trigger points in the muscles; we also attempt to treat any reduced stretchability and movability of the skin.

When are these techniques used?
  • in respect of post-traumatic conditions
  • for pain syndromes of the joints and muscles

JOINT MOBILISATION

The purpose of this method is the restoration of joint mobility in every direction; the play of the joints is restored. It is utilised for pain and stiffness in the following joints:

  • joints of the upper extremities: fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, shoulder blades
  • joints of the lower extremities: toes, ankles, knees, hips, pelvis
  • joints of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

GAS INJECTIONS

Carbon dioxide is injected beneath the skin using a thin needle. At the location of the injection the blood flow is increased; CO2 overall stimulates the vasomotor centre, thereby counteracting pain, lowering blood pressure and improving the flow of blood to the heart.

When is this method used?
  • in the case of degenerative diseases of joints and spine
  • in the case of stiff shoulder syndrome
  • in the case of pain in the entire spine
  • in the case of ischemic lower limbs
  • in the case of ischemic heart disease
  • in the case of varicose ulcers

THE VOJTA METHOD

This method employs specific reflex points that may not be consistent with natural positions and that are artificially created. By the introduction of manual stimulation of specific points on the body that represent trigger reflex zones, the therapist initiates automatic subconscious activity in the course of which reflex locomotion (movement) occurs.

We implement the use of this method ONLY at our branches in Náchod, Velké Poříčí, Nové Město nad Metují and Olivětín.

POSTURAL EXERCISE

This is based on the positions that a healthy person spontaneously adopts in everyday motoring activities. Using manual contact and with the help of different commands the therapist leads the patient to undertake a motor expression. (we train the patient’s brain so that in certain circumstances the patient is able to use a basic exercise programme)Both these methods are used in regard to:

  • damage to the CNS (central nervous system) and peripherals, complex reversible functional disorders
  • unsteadiness of the body
  • the replacement of improper movement patterns that constitute a source of pain
  • non-physiological breathing

THE Mc KENZIE METHOD

Using this method we can influence a mechanical cause of back pain. During the examination the person is assessed as a whole; the method is based on the subjective feelings of the patient in a given situation. The goal of the treatment is to teach the patient to influence the range of motion of the spine. The method comprises active exercises, positioning and mobilisation of the spine. For what is this method utilised?
  • pain in the whole spine
  • for the reducing difficulties and achieving their disappearance
  • for correcting the motor function
  • also for prevention
When must it not be used?
  • in respect of osteoporosis
  • in respect of Morbus Bechterew
  • in respect of Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • in respect of severe neurological symptoms

EXERCISE ACCORDING TO THE BOBATH CONCEPT

The basis of this concept is the neurodevelopmental therapy of Berta and Karel Bobath who established their centre in London. This method is suitable for child patients suffering from cerebral palsy and for patients with other neurological problems – especially for patients following strokes.

Based on a detailed examination, during which s/he focuses on what the patient is able to do without help, with help and also what the patient cannot do and in accordance with the quality of the patient’s tonus and movement, the therapist determines the treatment plan and the goal. These techniques are focused on positively affecting the patient’s pathological tonus and facilitating his/her movement in order that it should function as correctly and easily as possible. The therapist does not teach the patient how to move but does everything s/he can to ensure that the patient will know how make his/her movements in the most correct manner.

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

is a gentle technique that is directed to improving the quality of the lymphatic circulation.

Lymphatic drainage is a very pleasant kind of tactile technique that helps to activate and strengthen the lymphatic system. This leads to improved lymphatic drainage and thereby the removal of toxins.

Indications:
  • conditions following surgery (plastic, vascular, general)
  • cancer treatment (following irradiation or breast surgery)
  • congenital affliction of the lymphatic system
  • swelling caused by thrombosis
  • rheumatic swelling
  • swelling following phlebitis, chronic venous insufficiency
  • the treatment of varicose ulcers

Lymphatic drainage is a suitable method for stimulating rapid regeneration after physical and/or mental stress.

We employ this method ONLY at our branches in Náchod and Nové Město nad Metují.

UNDERWATER MASSAGE

Underwater massage belongs amongst the popular and increasingly frequented procedures.

The advantage it offers is the combining of massage with the effect of a warm bath and with moving in an aquatic environment. The procedure takes place in a special large tub filled with water at a temperature of approximately 37 °C, by means of jets that are controlled by the therapist. In this manner, by tilting the jets and changing their distance from the patient's body, s/he is able to vary both the intensity and the nature of the massage. With optional pressure control and a variety of attachments it is also possible to massage groups of muscles and/or subcutaneous tissues as required, meaning not only the surface muscles but also the deeper ones.

WHIRLPOOL MASSAGE OF THE EXTREMITIES

This procedure takes place in a bath tub with built-in jets in water at a temperature of cca. 37 °C. The combination of this strong mechanical effect of whirling water with a relatively high water temperature has not only a relaxing but also a significant regenerative effect. In the whirlpool bath improved tissue perfusion is induced by the water flow and its temperature, which subsequently also has a favourable impact on muscle relaxation and regeneration. The procedure is mostly implemented in association with musculoskeletal pain, post-traumatic conditions and functional disorders and a bath is also recommended for arthritis of the joints. It is suitable for those with post-traumatic conditions and it also facilitates the warming up of the limbs.

ELECTROTHERAPY

Electrotherapeutical methods represent a generally effective treatment for many problems, and are most frequently used for musculoskeletal disorders and in comparison with the conventional administration of drugs they have one great advantage. There are no secondary adverse effects from electrotherapy and its implementation can be targeted specifically to the problematic area, unlike in the case of drugs that act upon the human organism in its entirety.

Electrotherapy is based on the application of electrical energy in various forms, in accordance with the desired results to be achieved. It is most commonly used to alleviate pain and to increase blood circulation but additionally it also has an anti-inflammatory effect and promotes the activity of the lymphatic system, thereby eliminating any toxic and/or inflammatory substances from the body. It also helps to reduce swellings and it is utilised in post-traumatic conditions.

LASER THERAPY

Currently most widespread is the use of lasers in cosmetic and in dermatological treatment.

At our institute it is used primarily for the treatment of scars and for tendon pain - tennis elbow, Achilles tendon pain, etc.

LAVATHERM THERAPY

This is implemented by means of a compress and can be used for various problems, including specifically, for example, muscle stiffening and pain and also many others. The advantage of this compress is not only the ease of its use but also its ability to warm-up the requisite area. The Lavatherm bag contains crystals of mineral salts, which, after being warmed retain heat for a very long time. Its manner of use is both simple and effective and it can be utilised as a replacement for paraffin wraps.

MAGNETOTHERAPY

The principle on which this therapeutic technique is based involves the creation of an artificial magnetic field that increases the permeability of cell membranes and thereby speeds up the metabolism. The magnetic field also causes dilation of the blood vessels, which results in improved blood circulation and oxygenation and also a slight increase - of about 1 °C - in the temperature of the tissue at the treatment site. The increased blood supply also has a favourable impact on cell division, thereby reducing swelling and facilitating the healing process. The effects of magnetic therapy are therefore twofold; locally, at the area treated, and overall, by stimulating the immune system and activating both the hormonal and the immune system.

The actual experiencing of magnetic therapy is neither demanding nor unpleasant. Due to the fact that during its application you usually do not feel anything it is easy to get the impression that the treatment makes no sense. This is a mistaken belief, however; in many instances the effects of magnetic therapy occurs after a certain delay.

REFLEX MASSAGE

Massage is one of the very oldest healing techniques that today we mainly use for relaxing stiff muscles and general relaxation and regeneration. Based on combining massage with other treatment systems and the utilisation of various devices, it is possible, using massage, to treat a multitude of ailments and to reduce or even completely eliminate their symptoms. One of its forms, that positively affects the human body, is reflexology implemented as a reflex massage.

Induced during a reflex massage are both the localised effects, i.e. blood circulation and increasing the temperature in the places pressed, and also the remote effects, meaning the above-mentioned effects on the organs that are linked to the areas that have been subjected to pressure.

BALLING

Balling is a reflexive method in the course of which certain areas of the skin are massaged using a foam ball. The activity of the internal organs is influenced in a reflexive mode and the stress of both the striated and the smooth muscles is reduced and other changes also occur that support healing or at least lead to significant improvement. This method was originally developed by the physiotherapist, Ms. Jebavá, for the treatment of asthmatic children. After the “balling” their breathing problems diminished, together with their expectoration of phlegm.

She further developed her method and today the balling technique is employed for a wide variety of other disorders and diseases.