Individual exercises under the supervision of specialists and physiotherapist from Czech Republic

A therapy for the preservation, enhancement or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as massage, electrotherapy, assistive devices, and patient education and training.

Types of Physical Therapy Exercises 1.    Range of motion (ROM), these exercise is to maintain the movement of the joint and prevent muscles stiffness and any malfunction or kinesthetic in the affected part. ROM exercises are done as a part of your warm-up exercise routine. 2.    Strengthening exercises, these exercises is given to the patient to increase muscle strength and endurance. As your muscle strength increases, your physical therapist can increase resistance by letting you use elastic bands or weights or some exercise equipment. 3.    Elongation exercises or Flexibility exercise, these exercises designed to increase muscle flexibility and thorough, especially in cases of muscles spasm or injuries that hinder the movement of the affected part. You can do these exercises while at the comfort of your home. 4.    Balance exercises can help people with problems with balance, such as stroke or people who have muscle weakness. Balance exercises can also help prevent falls, which is a common problem among older adults.

5.    Breathing exercises or Endurance exercises, can increase the stamina of the respiratory and circulatory system. And performing this exercise can improve your overall fitness.

6.    Functional exercises, the goal of this exercise is to restore the patient’s future. These exercises involve training the body of the patient and to be able to perform daily activities.

Vojta Technique

The motor system disorders  (especially those caused by central nervous system dysfunctions) need  very complete treatment. Vojta reflex therapy is one of the approaches completing orthopedics, pediatrics, neurological and other  treatment of such patients. It is based on activating/restoring basic inborn motor patterns i.e. physiological neuromotor development such as rolling, crawling, grasping etc..

The therapy is based on stimulating exact zones on the patient´s body in exactly described positions. The pressure in the zones is NOT painfull and is pruposefull ! The basic positions are supine, prone and side position.

What diagnosis can be treated with Vojta therapy?

In childhood – cerebral palsy, scoliosis, periferal paresis, brain and spinal injuries, abnormal breathing stereotypes, hereditary neuromotor disorders etc.

In adulthood – stroke, multiple sclerosis, vertebral algic syndromes and other functional musculoskeletal disorders, incontinence etc.

What to expect from this kind of therapy approach ?

This treatment lasts for months or years and it is necessary to start as soon as possible.

The cooperation of the family members is crucial and the therapy must be practise every day !

 

The child´s crying is natural while practising, try not to interrupt stimulating of the zones. The cry is more because of the forced position and vegetative reactions of the child than any pain .

If the child struggling with you, discuss with your therapist how to improve the position or the suitability of this therapy for this particular diagnosis and current age. Struggling with the kid is NOT the purpose of this therapy approach.

What are the effects of the Vojta method ?

All the skeletal muscles are activated (including muscles involved in swallowing, facial expression and eye movements),

the smooth muscles are activated (affects bladder and bowel functions, circulatory system) i.e. breathing and digestion can be improved,

it activates inherited physiological movement patterns – through stimulating zones in the positions,

the respons to the stimulation is coordinate movement of the trunk and the extremities (full or particular) .

 

Note: Other manual techniques such as massage can be added, however, must be correctly indicated and not every time necessary.

 

The McKenzie method

The McKenzie method (also MDT = Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy) is a comprehensive method of care primarily used in physical therapy. New Zealand physical therapist Robin McKenzie, developed the method in the late 1950s. In 1981 he launched the concept which he called Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) – a system encompassing assessment (evaluation), diagnosis and treatment for the spine and extremities. MDT categorises patients’ complaints not on an anatomical basis, but subgroups them by the clinical presentation of patients. MDT uses primarily self treatment strategies, and minimises manual therapy procedures, with the McKenzie trained therapist supporting the patient with passive procedures only if an individual self treatment program is not fully effective. McKenzie states that self treatment is the best way to achieve a lasting improvement of back pain and neck pain.

 

Kinesio Tape

 

Kinesio Taping is a revolutionary method of enhancing lymphatic drainage and the peripheral circulatory system by employing kinesio tapes. Additionally, this adhesive taping technique enables the natural healing process of the organism by supporting and stabilizing muscles and joints without conditioning the range of movement of the body and by generating drainage (mild stimulation of the soft peripheral tissue) in view of extending the effects of previously applied manual therapies: most types of massage, stretching, manual therapies focusing on actions on anatomically narrow areas (pressopuncture, point therapy) and/or entailing osteoarticular mobilization (osteopathy, chiropractic, the yumeiho therapy, etc.).

The use of kinesio tapes is compatible with a large range of orthopedic disorders (contortion, luxation, muscle sprains and tears, etc.) or disorders of neuromuscular or neurologic nature, being recommended in cases of sports accidents and of consequences detrimental to posture following certain deficient stances associated to professional activities.

Elastic tapes with special features are used in the therapeutic practice, tapes which are applied differently according to the existing disorder.

The standard features of the kinesio tape are:
– Used adhesive: cyanoacrylate – thermosensitive medical glue
– 100% cotton textile material with no latex/ polyurethane 70D content
– Water resistant material
– Available in 4 sizes: 2.5cm x 5m; 3.75cm x 5m; 5cm x 5m; 7.5cm x 5m
– Maximum elasticity of 150 – 160%
– Enables a reasonable respiration of the tegument it is applied on
– Weight and width similar to the epidermis’s weight and width
– It can be worn between 3 to 5 days until the following application

Physiologic effects:
– Decreases pain down to complete elimination (depending on pathology and its level of intensity)
– Adjusts joint position anomalies
– Stimulates muscles in view of correcting their position while recovering (in cases of contraction or hypotonia)
– Enables the healing of hematomas and, generally, of muscle traumas
– Eliminates congestions occurred within the lymphatic circulatory system

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy actually treats pain by stimulating your body to release its own pain defenses, opiates, and endorphins.

This allows the nerves to begin blocking the pain paths quickly and releases those natural chemicals in your body that will fight the pain safely.

The small electrical pulses used during electrotherapy stimulates circulation and help control pain patterns.

The pain from cervical radiculopathy, a condition seen often in car accident victims, can be eased when electrotherapy is applied.

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is used increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair; resolve inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).

The Idea of Massage is to ease disorders by;

relieving tension

Promoting blood flow

calming nerves

Loosening muscle

Advantages

Relief of pain

Muscles tightness is relieved

General relaxation

Induce sleep in insomnia (sleepless nights)

Relieves tension

Skin Toned

Drainage of oedema or swelling

Loosens secretion in the lungs

The massage therapist may utilize a variety of techniques on your muscles such as deep tissue, myofascial release, remedial massage, trigger point therapy, muscle maintenance, toning before and after exercise, stretching, Swiss relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Cervical radiculopathy not only is a painful neck injury, the pain also radiates down your arm. By administering electrotherapy in conjunction with other treatments the initial neck pain may be controlled, as is the secondary pains.

Electrotherapy is an effective way of dealing with the post surgical pain and helping to heal the area quickly. The muscles and tendons receive the stimulation they need after surgery to control the painful inflammation and restore mobility.

 Magneto Therapy

Magneto therapy is a physical therapy method which is based on magnetic field interaction as a natural and sensitive therapy method, and in other word, is non-interferential. This natural method is used simultaneously and successfully for treating most diseases. The facts that the therapy has a wide application area and easy accessibility and has no adverse effects render the magneto therapy greatly significant.

WHAT IS EFFECT OF THE MAGNETO THERAPY?

It is regulatory in vegetative nervous system;

It stimulates bone, gristle, muscle and blood cells;

It repairs nerves and heals wounds;

It attenuates pains;

It ensures better circulation through agent exchange

It activates macrophages (phagocyte cells in the immune system);

It attenuates sensitivity of adrenaline, noradrenaline and serotonin receptors (stress hormones) and thus stress, depression and anxieties;

It regulates plexus myentericus in intestine and thus regulates function of the digestive system;

It reinforces the immune system;

It ensures a good effect by taken drugs through better metabolism and better blood circulation;

It normalizes the heart beat; and It increases respiration volume through better function of the respiratory muscles.

 

Exilis Fat Melting and Skin Tightening Body/Face

What is Laser Lipolysis?

Laser Lipolysis is an alternative to liposuction in patients seeking small area volume reduction.  Skin tightening is an added benefit for these patients.  Exhale utilizes Exilis Body handpiece for maximum fat melting and skin tightening.

Fat cells are actually stored in the body in lobules that are clustered like a bunch of grapes.  These clusters are wrapped in a fibrous tissue layer like a hairnet that holds them together.  This fibrous tissue layer makes it difficult to reach the fatty clusters without a liposuction cannula or a lot of lengthy radiofrequency treatments.

The Exilis system is able to rattle the fat lobules out of their fibrous cage, while blasting them with heat to ramp up their metabolic activity and shrink the size of the fat cells for body contouring and skin smoothing. The heat will also produce fibroblast activity to produce new collagen resulting in skin tightening.

Fat melting/Skin tightening treatments last between 20 and 40 minutes depending upon the body part. Face tightening services may take a little longer.  Many people say that it feels like a hot stone massage, we encourage our clients to maintain therapeutic temperatures.

We also carry Exilis for the Face it is FDA approved for skin tightening and deep wrinkle reduction. Make an appointment for a free consultation at Exhale.

WOMEN: Exilis Body for fat-melting and skin tightening.

Stomach, Love Handles, Hips, Outer Thighs, Inner Thighs, Upper Arm, Back/Bra Fat, Knees.

Exilis Face is Fda approved for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction popular areas include: eyes, ,mid-lower, mouth, lips, full-face chin and neck.

MEN:Exilis Body for fat-melting and skin tightening.

Stomach, Love Handles, Chin, Chest.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease. The use of water for therapy has been around for hundreds of years, as far back as the ancient Greeks and Romans, and forms an integral part in many traditional medicine systems. Learn why it is so beneficial for your health

Hydrotherapy is used to treat many illnesses and conditions including:

acne

Arthritis, colds

Depression

headaches

stomach problems

joint, muscle,

and nerve problems

sleep disorders

stress

Conditions Helped by Hydrotherapy

It is also commonly used for relaxation and to maintain a person’s state of health. Hydrotherapy is also excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:

dramatically increasing the elimination of waste, thus assisting detoxification

loosening tense, tight muscles and encouraging relaxation

increasing the metabolic rate and digestion activity

hydrating the cells, improving skin and muscle tone

boosting the immune system, allowing it to function more efficiently

improving the function of the internal organs by stimulating their blood supply

Contraindications for Hydrotherapy

Cold baths should not be used for young children or the elderly. Sauna baths should be avoided by people that suffer from heart conditions.

Lymphastim

The human lymphatic system is responsible for removing interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats throughout the circulatory system and transports antigen-presenting cells to the lymph nodes where the immune response is stimulated. Diseases and problems of the lymphatic system usually cause swelling and other symptoms.

BTL’s Lymphastim works on the pneumatic presso-therapy principle. Special applicator sleeves with multiple overlapping chambers provide a gentle massage that encourages the natural circulation of the lymph through the body. The effect is similar to the manual lymph drainage given by a massage therapist’s hands.

DIFFERENT FIELDS OF APPLICATION

Rehabilitation and sports medicine

Lymphology and rheumatology clinics

Spas, wellness hotels and aesthetic/beauty centers

LYMPH DRAINAGE ADVANTAGES

Well-established & clinically-proven therapeutic method

Immediate, visible results

The treatment is well-received by patients

Body is not burdened with unnecessary medication

MEDICAL EFFECTS

Lymphatic drainage unblocks lymphatic ducts and vessels. This causes the natural flow of the lymph from the peripheral parts of the body, thus it reduces swelling and pain caused by the excessive amount of the lymph and metabolites in the limbs.

Lymphastim application also helps by healing and regenerating muscle tissue, increasing skin tone and restoring the original elasticity of the skin.

TECHNOLOGY

Most common indications

Medical Wellness and aesthetics

Chronic oedemas Cellulite

Post-surgical obstruction of lymph vessels Post liposuction care

Varices prevention and treatment Regeneration and detoxification

Venous insufficiency and ischemic diseases Heavy-legs syndrome.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a new technique used for treatment of conditions such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, calcification of shoulder tendons (shoulder pain) and Achilles tendon pain. Conditions which are otherwise difficult to treat with conventional physiotherapy.

What happens during shockwave therapy treatment?

During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up.

Benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:

Clinical studies report success rate above 75%

Shockwave therapy has excellent cost/effectiveness ratio

Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow

Shock wave therapy brings new technology with proven medical effects

No anaesthesia required, no drugs

No side effects

Main fields of application: orthopaedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine

To get more information about shockwave therapy, visit www.shockwavetherapy.eu

 

 

Cervical/ Lumbar Traction

Cervical spinal traction is accepted as effective for short term relief of neck pain. It can relieve muscle spasm and nerve root compression by stretching soft tissues and increasing spaces between cervical vertebrae.

Lumbar traction can relieve pressure on compressed nerves, help muscles relax and reduce muscle spasms. Traction increases the space between vertebrae- reducing pressure on intervertebral discs and nerve root.

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that has been used by physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.

Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in:

healing rates

tissue relaxation

tissue heating

local blood flow

scar tissue breakdown.

The effect of ultrasound via an increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing. The intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted depending on the desired effect. A greater power density (measured in watt/cm2) is often used in cases where scar tissue breakdown is the goal.

Ultrasound can also be used to achieve phonophoresis. This is a non-invasive way of administering medications to tissues below the skin; perfect for patients who are uncomfortable with injections. With this technique, the ultrasonic energy forces the medication through the skin. Cortisone, used to reduce inflammation, is one of the more commonly used substances delivered in this way.

The most common conditions treated with ultrasound include soft tissue injuries such as tendonitis (or tendinitis if you prefer), non-acute joint swelling and muscle spasm. Most muscle and ligament injuries can benefit from therapeutic ultrasound.

Contraindications of ultrasound include local malignancy, metal implants below the area being treated, local acute infection, vascular abnormalities, and directly on the abdomen of pregnant women. It is also contraindicated to apply ultrasound directly over active epiphyseal regions (growth plates) in children, over the spinal cord in the area of a laminectomy, or over the eyes, skull, or testes.

Massage Therapy

Massage is one of the oldest of the Health sciences and has been used for curative purposes since time immemorial. Massage treatment uses “TOUCH” to apply pressure to the body’s skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments.

The Idea of Massage is to ease disorders by; relieving tension

Promoting blood flow calming nerves Loosening muscle

Advantages

Relief of pain

Muscles tightness is relieved

General relaxation

Induce sleep in insomnia (sleepless nights)

Relieves tension

Skin Toned

Drainage of oedema or swelling

Loosens secretion in the lungs

The massage therapist may utilize a variety of techniques on your muscles such as deep tissue, myofascial release, remedial massage, trigger point therapy, muscle maintenance, toning before and after exercise, stretching, Swiss relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Home-Based Treatment

 The center recently added new home-based treatment that provides physical therapy in the comfort of your home. We are licensed and well-trained rehabilitation professionals consisting of medical doctors and physical therapist or physiotherapist who are here to help you overcome your physical disabilities.

  • * Checkup and consultation are performed by the Physician to assess and diagnose the patient’s condition and provide the program for the physical exercises.
  • * Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist provides hands-on individual exercises for the patients as per the doctor’s prescription.
  • * Massage therapy treatment also provided as support for the patient’s needs.

 

For inquiries please call us

What are the Diseases Treated at Qatari Czech Therapy Center?

  1. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

Rheumatoid arthritis, Bechterew’s disease, arthritis, mixed connective tissue disease with articular manifestations (scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc.), articular diseases associated with endocrine disorders, neurological diseases and blood disorders, pain resulting from osteoporosis, tendons, ligaments and muscles pain, hip arthritis, knee joint inflammation, other forms of joints inflammation, post-injury cases, rehabilitation after musculoskeletal surgery, especially spine and joints surgery (joint replacement), joint replacement pre-operation, scoliosis, spinal pain, and joint injury due to metabolic exchange disorders.

  1. Nervous System Diseases

Paralysis resulting from car accidents and spinal infections, peripheral paralysis caused by peripheral nervous system disorders, spinal pain caused by spinal nerve root injury, post-infectious central nervous system cases, post stroke cases, post injury cases, post central and peripheral nervous system surgeries leading to limited joint movement, limited joint movement caused by multiple sclerosis, muscular diseases, polio, and Parkinson’s disease.

  1. Other Diseases Treated at the Center

Obesity, diabetes complications,  especially complications affecting the peripheries, high cholesterol, and high fat levels in the blood.

  1. Treatments at Qatari Czech Therapy Center
  • Individual and groupexercises including world renowned scientific treatments, such as the Vojta, Kabat and McKenzie methods, in addition to other widely established physical theraphy treatments.
  • Waterexercises
  • Electricand magnetictherapy, laser and ultrasound
  • Hotstonesandnormal massage
  • Cupping

Medical Equipment Used at the Center

Shockwave Therapy

Device used to treat injuries in ligaments and muscles, especially among athletes.

Pressotherapy

Device used to treat diseases of the peripheral nervous system, and helps improve blood circulation and the lymphatic system.

Topline P4825.301v100 BTL-4825S

Electrical equipment used in the treatment of muscular and articular diseases, especially spinal pain.
These devices are multifunctional. They include a device for electrical, laser and ultrasound treatments.

P5920.101v100   BTL-5920

Magnetic device used to treat articular diseases accompanied with limited movement and pain.

Exilis (fat reduction device)

Device used in the treatment of obesity and wrinkles. It is certified in many European countries and in the United States.