The way we work
While regular physiotherapy aims on strengthening the injured bodypart through exercises, Gustav Physio focuses on optimizing mobility and flexibility first, by using advanced treatment techniques.
After all, power does not get you anywhere without mobility and flexibility. By optimizing mobility and flexibility, a foundation is made for free and painless movement.
Active Release Techniques
At Gustav Physio we use Active Release Techniques.
Active Release Techniques is the gold standard for the management of soft tissue injuries. ART is all about pinpointing and treating the exact tissue that is causing the pain and restrictions.
What kind of injuries we treat
Complaints in arm, neck and shoulder: Subacromial impingement; shoulderinstability; rotator cuff injury; tension headaches, cervical headaches, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder; SLAP injury; scapular dyskinesia; acromioclavicular injury; sternoclavicular injury; shoulder dislocations; tendinitis. Elbow: medial instability; PLR instability; tenniselbow; golferselbow; biceps injury; Osteoarthritis; proximal radioulnar joint; corpus liberum; neuropathy of the n. ulnaris, n.medianus or n.radialis.
Wrist, hand, and fingers: TFCC injury and sprains; injuries to the distal radioulnar joint; metacarpal pain, injuries to the distal radiocarpal and midcarpal joint; carpal instability; osteoarthritis to CMC 1 joint; Quervain’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, tingling in hand and fingers.
Back pain: osteoarthritis; sciatica; low back pain; upper back pain; pain in the lower back; pain between shoulderblades; training advice; burning feeling in the back. Hip injuries: painful or stiff hip; snapping hip bursitis, groin pain, iliopsoas pain, psoas tightness; pelvic instability.
Knee injuries: knee pain; meniscus tear; torn ACL; knee surgery; osteoarthritis; collateral ligament sprains; swollen knee; twisted knee; (chronic) hamstring tightness; hamstring tears; runners knee; jumpers knee. Ankle and foot: twisted ankle; ankle sprain; inversion trauma; eversion trauma; platar fasciitis; achilles tendinitis; hallux valgus; collapsing arch; ankle instability; hammertoes; Morton’s neuroma.
The first appointment
During the intake and assessment, I will try and figure out what the origin of your pain and/or injury is. To get a better picture of how your body (dys)functions, I will ask you some questions first, and we will also go through a couple of active and passive movements.
During the assessment, I will pinpoint the exact tissue that is causing your pain and resolve it my combining tension and active motion to restore proper motion and function. If necessary I will give you some exercises you can do at home or at the gym yourself, or with your personal trainer.
How do injuries develop?
The human body is a structure of muscles, tendons, nerves, and fascia that keep our skeleton and organs in place during rest and movement. If one of those tissues is overworked and becomes too tight or entrapped in one area, then the problem will manifest itself in another area.
This causes the body to become dysbalanced and create dysfunction in affected tissue. This is how pain and injuries develop. Thus, the spot where you feel the pain is seldom the spot where the pain is coming from.
Have you suffered personal injury after an accident? Contact us! I will guide you through the rehabilitation process and help your body recover.