Help to help yourself – this is the motto by which we treat our patients, find solutions together and work as a team to develop personalised strategies to manage their symptoms.

Physiotherapy at the crossklinik

Our experienced and qualified physiotherapists provide comprehensive care whether you are interested in prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, stabilisation or maintaining your general health. With training in many supplementary areas, the members of our physiotherapy team complement one another and can thus draw on a wide range of therapeutic measures. Depending on the treatment that is selected for you, our team will provide you with the care that you need.

“Life is movement.” – Aristotle (384–322 BC)

Sporting activity is becoming increasingly important in our society. Acute injuries are common in both recreational sport and competitive sport. Sports physiotherapists focus on rehabilitation following such injuries. Their extremely important preventative work also aims to ensure that such injuries are never sustained in the first place. In this area, we benefit from a wealth of experience from the variety of sports that we ourselves actively pursue.

The therapy that we offer our athletes includes a biomechanical movement analysis. Based on this, we draw up a personalised training plan together with our sports science department. By providing therapy that is specifically adapted to the patient and the particular sport they pursue, we are able to support the athlete through all phases of their rehabilitation, in terms of both strain and regeneration, until they are able to return to their sport.

The main aim of sports physiotherapy and indeed our professional motivation is to enable our patients, no matter what their age or performance level, to engage in their chosen sporting activities without being troubled by pain.

Manual therapy is a form of treatment for functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Physiotherapists complete special further training with a final examination to enable them to practice manual therapy.

Once again, this type of therapy includes a thorough initial examination and evaluation. Based on this, mobilising hand movements that are adapted to the patient are established. The aim of these is to restore harmonious function to the unbalanced and thus overused structures. A simple programme with specially adapted exercise sequences is also required. When carried out regularly, these exercises maintain the effects of the therapy and are intended to provide patients with a way of managing their complaints independently in the long term.

There are various manual therapeutic concepts that all pursue the goal of harmonisation. The members of our team offer a wide range of these methods and therefore complement each other perfectly

Physical therapy consists of a wide range of different methods, all of which primarily serve to relieve pain and are selected by the therapist based on the patient’s symptoms. With its different modes of action, physical therapy can be used before, during or after treatment.

Our range of services includes:

  • Electrotherapy
  • Ultrasonic therapy
  • Radial shock wave therapy
  • Magnetic field therapy
  • Deep oscillation therapy
  • Heat treatment
  • Cold therapy
  • Electromyostimulation (Compex)

Various forms of taping have established themselves in recent years, becoming a valuable adjunct to successful treatment.

Kinesiology tape (kinesis means movement): Correct application of kinesiology tape (an elastic tape made from cotton) can influence both muscle function and joint stability. It also has a pain-relieving effect. Applying such tape means that patients can enjoy some of the benefit of the physiotherapist’s work at home.

Leukotape: This is the classic stabilising, non-elastic tape. It is primarily used to prevent injuries or to provide support when returning to a sport following an injury. Applying it in precisely defined joint positions can significantly improve stability. This means that the overall balance of the body can be influenced even when under high strain.

Following acute injuries and overuse damage, the SPARTANOVA Rehab program enables us to test athletes in a standardised manner and to analyse them individually in the early stages of rehabilitation. Depending on the injury, tests are performed at appropriate intervals so that a decision can be made about whether the athlete is fit to resume activity. The test results provide us with information about deficits that are being worked on in therapy, ensuring that athletes can return to their sport as quickly as possible.

The “return to sport” and “back to run” series of tests is performed following cruciate ligament surgery, ankle or hamstring injuries. It involves a test which takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes and precise determination of the athlete’s mobility, strength and functionality. Following the detailed evaluation, we put together a personal training plan that makes it easier for the athletes to return to their sport.

Our group training with professional guidance
There is no need to be in pain due to abnormal biomechanical stress or overuse when exercising or at work. cross+ is a steadily growing group therapy concept, which offers functional agility, coordination and strength training for those interested in exercising right through to top athletes.

cross+ is a high quality and very efficient training programme, consisting of functional exercises for the core.
It can be used to provide further support after physiotherapy or as standalone training for the core. Under constant physiotherapeutic supervision, you learn to execute movement patterns efficiently and economically and to use these when exercising or engaging in sporting activities.
The sessions are suitable for both competitive athletes and those taking their first steps into the world of exercise.

Prerequisites for the core training
- Flexion of the knees by at least 100°
- Ability to stand up from the ground
- Ability to hold supporting positions (e.g. press-up position) without pain
- Interest in movement and learning new things

Training times (each class is 50 minutes long)
Monday: 6.00 p.m. – 6.50 p.m.
Tuesday: 6.00 p.m. – 6.50 p.m.
Wednesday: 7.10 a.m. – 8.00 a.m.
Thursday: 12.10 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Registration and cost
As the groups are kept small to ensure quality (max. 6 people), registration for the course is essential. You can register at:

info@crossklinik.ch or
Tel. +41 61 285 10 10 or
At the crossklinik reception.

Your first taster training session is free of charge. To encourage regular attendance, we offer a 3-month subscription for CHF 300. The courses always start at the beginning of the quarter. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, we will be happy to answer any questions when you come in for your taster session.
Some supplementary insurance policies cover part of the costs so it is a good idea to check with your insurance company.

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The best solution approaches often emerge during personal conversations. We are happy to take the time to discuss your personal concerns and develop an individual plan to enable you to achieve your goals.