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

Medical Training Therapy (MTT) is an essential component and an important addition to physiotherapy.
The goal of this training therapy is to increase mobility, coordination, strength and endurance. The cardiovascular system and the muscles gets trained gently in order to increase overall resilience.
A physiotherapist will analyze your weak points and goals with you at the start of your training. Based on the results, you will then be individually instructed in the use of the equipment and the training. From then on you can train independently. However, you have the possibility to get advice from our qualified stuff at any time regarding questions or problems. At regular intervals, a physiotherapist will monitor your progress and results. If necessary, your training schedule will be updated.
MTT is the optimal transition to return to independent training after physiotherapy.
Our premises are modern, bright and open, which motivates you to train. With the selection of our training equipment we trust in a long experience with the company TechnoGym. These high-quality training devices are easy to set up and can be individually adjusted.
MTT prescribed by a doctor is covered by health insurance companies. MTT is usually prescribed for three months.

We offer special conditions for athletes holding a crossklinik Athelete Crad, a Swiss Olympic Gold Card or a Talent Card. We even provide free training at our facility for some of them. Please read the conditions listed below:

1. Athlete Cards from crossklinik:
— crossklinik Athlete Card and crossklinik as sponsor = free training
— crossklinik Athlete Card = CHF 5 per training

2. Swiss Olympic Cards:
— Gold Card = free training
— Silber Card = free training
— Bronze Card = CHF 5 per training

3. Talent Cards:
— National Talent Card = free training
— Regional Talent Card = CHF 5 per training
— Local Talent Card = CHF 5 per training

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.

Dry Needling is an effective therapy method for the treatment of local muscle hardening, so-called trigger points. It can be applied complementarily to manual trigger point therapy. The usage of sterile acupuncture needles leads to the relaxion of tensions, the improvement of the local perfusion and the reduction of local inflammatory responses. Dry Needling is used to treat pain syndromes, in the fields of sports physiotherapy and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dry Needling allows the treatment of diverse pain symptoms: Further indications are, among others, inflammations of muscles and tendons as well as pains of scars and the soft tissues. Although Dry Needling includes the usage of acupuncture needles, Dry Needling does not have any similarities to the classical form of acupuncture. Dry Needling is applied by physiotherapists with a special qualification and can be part of a physiotherapeutic treatment.

Additional costs caused by Dry Needling (needle material) are not covered by the basic health insurance.

Here you will find some selected exercises with video instructions.

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.