Rehabilitation and Osteopathy

We provide therapies for any dysfunction or injury of the locomotor apparatus, internal organs and the peripheral nervous system.
1Manual Therapy in Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exceptional and beautiful time in a woman’s life, but it is also quite a challenge for her body.

A woman’s body undergoes extremely burdening physical, hormonal and mental changes.

Physical transformations make the center of gravity shift. That, in turn, results in inadequate stress on her joints. Hormonal changes trigger the articular capsule and ligament laxity and may also contribute to emotional instability. All these transformations promote tensions and strains which inevitably result in pain.

Modern methods of manual therapy and osteopathy help a woman adapt to the changes her body undergoes and contribute to the elimination or alleviation of pain.
The therapy is gentle and absolutely safe. It uses very subtle manual techniques for joint and soft tissue mobilization.

Our therapists, with their holistic approach to treatment, assist expectant mothers in resolving their pregnancy problems and the resulting overstrains in a gentle and non-invasive manner. Moreover, the therapy proves very effective in relieving mental stress and reducing tension. And what is most important, the treatment is safe for both the Mum and the baby.

There are two categories of manual therapy indications.
The first one is prophylactic management aimed at preventing potential conditions and improving a pregnant woman’s daily functioning; lessening the tension of the uterine muscles – the space where the fetus grows – is undeniably a preventive action supporting proper development of the baby; additionally, the relaxation of tense pelvic muscles makes natural delivery easier; an experienced therapist brings a woman through this tough time helping her adapt to the changes that occur during pregnancy.
The second one is treatment of already existing conditions which involves therapeutic management of specific disorders such as:

  • Pain and tension in the neck and shoulder area
  • Thoracic spine pain, rib pain and breathing problems
  • Lumbar spine and pelvic pain
  • Muscle and joint overstrain
  • Sciatica (sciatic nerve pain)
  • Lower extremity pain and edema
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Visceral pain, heartburn
  • Mental stress and headaches
1Orthopedic Manual Therapy
Orthopedic Manual Therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy applied in the management of a locomotor organ dysfunction. It is based on scientific evidence and clinical experience.

The method involves complex biomechanical and functional analysis of the patient’s condition. It assists in making an accurate diagnosis and choosing the most appropriate therapy. Treatment is applied to both active and passive components of the locomotor apparatus, i.e., muscles, joints and peripheral nerves.

The therapeutic techniques include a massage, muscle stretching, joint mobilization and manipulation, nerve tissue mobilization and medical training.
1Functional Medical Fitness
It constitutes an integral part of the therapy. It can be done preventively (as an average fitness class) or as a form of exercise therapy (kinesitherapy).

The main objectives of FMF are to obtain or maintain the newly acquired range of motion and to restore joint stability. The training is based on exercises improving bathyesthesia (deep sensibility) and intramuscular and muscle chains coordination.

The therapeutic effect consists in the restoration of muscular balance which results in correct and optimized function of the locomotor apparatus.
IMPORTANT
Pregnant patients are requested to bring along their maternity case record and the results of screening tests (ultrasound scan, X-ray, MRI scan, etc.) and a comfortable outfit (sweat suit, sports underwear).

Bartosz Szpot, MA

physiotherapist



From the beginning of his professional career he was interested in osteopathy, manual therapy and medical training. His knowledge is based mostly on scientific facts(EvidenceBasedMedicin).