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Physiotherapy

Working in close cooperation with the medical staff, physiotherapy offers a program of treatment and rehabilitation – individually tailored to the needs of our patients. Besides treatment rooms fitted with state-of-the-art equipment, we have various training rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and a swimming pool, as well as an outdoor walking path.

We are here for you offering specialist knowledge and empathy

Selected therapeutic methods with a sound scientific basis, supported by robot technology and the latest equipment. Our physiotherapists have extensive additional qualifications in the fields of orthopedics, rheumatology and spinal cord injury.

Contact

Physiotherapies

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail

Christina Gruber
Overall management
EMail

Orthopedics and Rheumatology

Ambulatory physiotherapy

We give our patients comprehensive advice and use various methods to determine the cause of musculoskeletal symptoms and provide appropriate treatment. Our treatment focuses on active therapy.

What we offer

  • Manual therapy
  • Medical training therapy
  • Hydrotherapies
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Gait training (Lokomat)
  • Balance training (gait steadiness)
  • Gait analysis
  • Lymphatic system physiotherapy
  • Scoliosis therapy
  • Respiratory training (SpiroTiger)
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Pelvic floor therapy
  • Sports therapy
  • Training advice
  • Medical massage
  • Thermo- and electrotherapy

Our offer without prescription

Swimming CHF 12 (single price)
Swimming 10-session subscription CHF 100
Personal training 30 min CHF 65 (single price)
Personal training 10-session subscription 30 min CHF 625
Personal training 60 min CHF 130 (single price)
Personal training 0-session subscription 60 min CHF 1250

Not a patient at Balgrist?

Our services are still at your disposal – all you need is a prescription from your family doctor or treating physician.

Team

Christina Gruber
Overall Management Physiotherapy
Christina Gruber
Marcel Enzler
Deputy Head of Physiotherapy
Marcel Enzler
Michael Aegerter
Head of IT projects
Michael Aegerter
Linda Dyer
Specialist responsibility Scoliosis
Linda Dyer
Christian Weber
Specialist responsibility MTT
Christian Weber
Daniel Roos
Physiotherapist FH
Daniel Roos
René Giger
Team Leader Hip, Knee and Foot
René Giger
Simona Kopp
Physiotherapist FH
Simona Kopp
Angela Doninelli
Physiotherapist FH
Angela Doninelli
Carla Stadler
Physiotherapist FH
Carla Stadler
Giamila Scaroni
Physiotherapist FH
Giamila Scaroni
Stephanie Todesco
Physiotherapist FH
Stephanie Todesco
Edoardo Amati
Physiotherapist FH
Edoardo Amati
Ruth Bleiker
Physiotherapist mbA Training
Ruth Bleiker
Evelyn Bärtschi
Team Leader Spine and Rheumatism
Evelyn Bärtschi
Maike von Geyerz
Physiotherapist mbA Training
Maike von Geyerz
Sabrina Hug
Physiotherapist FH
Sabrina Hug
Paul Huster
Physiotherapist FH
Paul Huster
Cristina Thüler
Physiotherapist FH
Cristina Thüler
Melina Osele
Physiotherapist FH
Melina Osele
Melanie Kohler
Physiotherapist FH
Melanie Kohler
Manuel Bischofberger
Team Leader Technical orthopedics
Manuel Bischofberger
Nadine Frei
Physiotherapist mbA Training
Nadine Frei
Karin Läubli
Physiotherapist FH
Karin Läubli
Emma Rozeboom
Physiotherapist FH
Emma Rozeboom
Annegret Stecker
Physiotherapist FH
Annegret Stecker
Rahel Rogger
Specialist responsibility LPT
Rahel Rogger
Beata Lindenmeyer
Physiotherapist FH
Beata Lindenmeyer
Muriel Muhika
Physiotherapist FH
Muriel Muhika
Anina Weisshaupt
Physiotherapist FH
Anina Weisshaupt

Specialist departments

Shoulder and elbow

Focus

  • Individual therapy
  • Group hydrotherapy, three times daily
  • Medical training therapy: coordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

  
Special services

Contact

Appointments 
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays 
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail


Marcel Enzler
Deputy Head of Physiotherapy
Team Leader Shoulder and Elbow
EMail

Hip, Knee and Foot

Focus

  • Individual therapy
  • Instruction and explanation of the postoperative phase following orthopedic surgery on the lower limbs, including hip, knee and foot
  • Training therapy: coordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

  
Special services

  • Supplying Kinetec continuous passive motion machines for home use

Contact

Appointments
Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail


René Giger
Team Leader Hip, Knee and Foot
EMail

Spine and Rheumatology

Focus

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy (aqua jogging, hydrotherapy, Nordic walking, progressive relaxation, understanding pain)
  • Specific rehabilitation for daily living
  • Medical training therapy: co-ordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

  
Special services

  • Interdisciplinary rehabilitation program for patients with CRPS

Contact

Appointments
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail


Evelyn Bärtschi
Team Leader Spinal column and rheumatology
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Technical orthopedics

Focus

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Daily living and function training with the prosthetic joint (wheelchair mobility, coping with falls, training to use public transport)
  • Gait analysis and training with the prosthetic joint
  • Balance and co-ordination training
  • Fall prevention
  • Advice on aids and appliances
  • Medical training therapy (co-ordination, strength, and endurance training)
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

  
Special services

  • Inpatient gait training and outpatient balance training (gait steadiness) group
  • Interdisciplinary rehabilitation program
  • Working closely with Balgrist Tec AG in prosthetic joint rehabilitation

Contact

Appointments 
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail

Manuel Bischofberger
Team leader
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Scoliosis

Focus

  • Individual therapy (Schroth method for scoliosis)
  • Group therapies (Pilates, aqua jogging)
  • Medical training therapy: co-ordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

Special services

  • Scoliosis therapy week in the summer vacation

Contact

Appointments
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail


Linda Dyer
Specialist responsibility Scoliosis
EMail

Tumors

Focus

  • Individual therapy
  • Specific rehabilitation for daily living
  • Medical training therapy: co-ordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation

  
Special services

  • Clarification and supply of aids in cooperation with occupational therapy and Balgrist Tec AG

Contact

Appointments 
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays 
7 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail


Evelyn Bärtschi
Specialist responsibility
Tumor surgery
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Massage and complex decongestive therapy

Our qualified massage team with well-founded wide-ranging specialist knowledge in various soft tissue techniques offers you individual therapy.

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Scar therapy
  • Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and compression therapy

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massages incorporate a variety of modalities tailored to the individual needs of people who are ill, and are used with clear treatment goals. Special hand movements of various intensities are used to stimulate the skin, connective tissues and muscles with stroking, stretching, and kneading actions. The massage increases the blood circulation and metabolism, relaxes muscles, releases tension, and reduces pain in the entire body. Therapeutic massage improves physical performance and tissue regeneration; at the same time, the body is detoxified and the immune system fortified.


Treat yourself to a massage from our experienced therapeutic masseurs and masseuses.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: CHF 60

We look forward to seeing you.

Complex decongestive therapy

Complex decongestive therapy is used when tissues are swollen due to a blockage in the flow of lymph fluid. Manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy with bandages and compression stockings help to reduce the oedema.

 

Contact

Registration
Monday – Friday
7.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
7 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Fridays
7 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
EMail

Team

Luzia Fusco
Medical massage therapist
Luzia Fusco
Daniela Perren
Medical massage therapist
Daniela Perren
Andrea Schoch
Medical massage therapist
Andrea Schoch

Spinal Cord Injury Center

Physiotherapy at the Spinal Cord Injury Center is responsible for the rehabilitation and repeat rehabilitation of inpatients and outpatients with complete or incomplete spinal cord injuries. 

 

Focus

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Independence training
  • Coordination, strength, and endurance training
  • Hydrotherapy in individual and group sessions. A sports pool (16.67 m, 31°C) and a hydrotherapy pool (33°C) are available.
  • Locomotion training on the treadmill or Lokomat®
  • Sports therapy: table tennis / curling / badminton / archery / billiards / swimming
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Facial-oral tract therapy (FOTT)
  • Complex decongestive physiotherapy

Special services

  • Supplying walking aids, together with the Department of Technical Orthopaedics and Balgrist Tec AG
  • Home assessments together with occupational therapy
  • City skills (shopping, cinema, museums, zoo, etc.)
  • In-house cultural events (exhibitions, festivities)

Contact

Registration
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
+41 44 386 39 10
EMail


Claudio Bartholet
Team Leader Paraplegia
EMail

Team

Claudio Bartholet
Team Leader Paraplegia
Claudio Bartholet
Claudia Clausnitzer
Deputy Team Leader Paraplegia
Claudia Clausnitzer
Martina Wasescha
Physiotherapist FH
Martina Wasescha
Sarah Kritter
Physiotherapist FH
Sarah Kritter
Franziska Meier
Physiotherapist mbA Training
Franziska Meier
Stephanie Mrugalla
Physiotherapist FH
Stephanie Mrugalla
Irina Lerch
Specialist responsibility MTT
Irina Lerch
Florian Oesch
Physiotherapist mbA Training
Florian Oesch
Silvia Candrian
Physiotherapist FH
Silvia Candrian
Deborah Rohner
Physiotherapist FH
Deborah Rohner
Tabea Renold
Physiotherapist FH
Tabea Renold

Information for referring doctors

Our focus

Thanks to our focus on musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy, our patients with or-thopaedic or rheumatological conditions and spinal cord injuries are ensured appropriate and effective treatment.

 

Indications and range of services

The physiotherapy team led by Christina Gruber specialises in the following

  • Diagnoses related to the musculoskeletal system
  • Diagnoses related to spinal cord injuries

We offer the following medical services

Active treatment

  • Coordination and stability; functional kinetics (FBL)
  • Training of strength, coordination, endurance, balance and stabilisation ability
  • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
  • Instruction in personalised home programmes

Manual therapies

  • Maitland and Kaltenborn/Evjenth concept

Soft tissue treatment

  • Myofascial trigger-point therapy and dry needling
  • Fascial release, massage

Group therapy

  • Rehabilitation in water
  • Medical training programmes (coordination, strength and stamina training)
  • Sport-specific advice and rehabilitation (sports therapy for spinal cord injuries: table tennis, curling, archery, etc.)

Special therapies

  • Physiotherapy for the lymphatic system
  • Scoliosis therapy
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Pilates and personal training
  • Locomotor training
  • Hippotherapy

The benefit to your patients

Our medical services offer your patients the following advantages

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Just like our doctors, our physiotherapists work in specialist teams, caring for patients specifically with shoulder problems or spinal problems, for example. This focus allows our physiotherapists to gain selective experience in the corresponding subspecialty.

Spinal cord injuries
Our employees are also highly specialised in this area. Thanks to regular case discus-sions, supervision, and in-house continuing professional development, we are able to ensure extremely high-quality treatment. Some of our members of staff teach basic and advanced physiotherapy courses.

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