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Physio for shoulder stabilisation

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Can anyone recommend me a good and affordable physio who I can do weekly shoulder stabilising excercises with. I really need to strengthen my rotator cuff muscles and I need to work with someone to ensure my form is good.

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Re: Physio for shoiulder stabilisation

Your regular, family doctor might be able to refer you to one, and then your insurance would be more likely to cover the expenses.

My doctor referred me to Physiozentrum a few years ago, and they seemed quite good. They had private rooms where you meet with the physical therapists and also a small gym area for strength-training exercises, etc. They also offered evening appointments. I think they have locations all over Switzerland:

https://www.physiozentrum.ch/
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Your regular, family doctor might be able to refer you to one, and then your insurance would be more likely to cover the expenses.

My doctor referred me to Physiozentrum a few years ago, and they seemed quite good. They had private rooms where you meet with the physical therapists and also a small gym area for strength-training exercises, etc. They also offered evening appointments. I think they have locations all over Switzerland:

https://www.physiozentrum.ch/
Thanks alot. I will be sure to mention this practice to my GP. I messed up my shoulder recently so I can definitely get referred.
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Thanks alot. I will be sure to mention this practice to my GP. I messed up my shoulder recently so I can definitely get referred.
You're welcome. I hope your shoulder is feeling much better very soon. If it's causing a muscle ache, magnesium supplements might help with that, too (400 mg's per day for men / 300-400 mg's per day for women). Magnesium is a mild muscle relaxer and is great for muscle pain, and a lot of people are deficient in it, or so I've read. I think there are are also shoulder braces that you can buy (for shoulder pain) that might help, like this one:

https://www.amazon.de/Shoulder-Adjus...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Re: Physio for shoiulder stabilisation

If you need to see someone on a weekly basis to help with exercises, have you considered exercise that can really address the cause? I say this because I had a herniated disc and I underwent around 40 hours of physio, and although there was relief, the problem was too severe and persisted.

I felt that they only ever addressed the direct location of the injury. In my case, physio only addressed the symptoms.

I found Pilates, which helped me understand my body in a holistic way. No more problems. It can help you build strength, and help change the habitual movement that is unsetting your shoulder girdle. I no longer have any back issues, and am in the best shape I have ever been in. It helped me avoid surgery too.

I also recommend seeing a Rolfer for this. That kind of bodywork, i believe, is also very effective and sustainable.

Good luck with your shoulder.
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Re: Physio for shoiulder stabilisation

When I had some back major problems last year I got my doctor to write a prescription for phsyio and went to Med&Motion in Aarau at the recommendation of my husband whose friend manages the one here (he made the appointment for me and made sure that I had a therapist who spoke English - turns out almost all their therapists speak English). I can't speak for their Zurich location, but I would expect a similarly good experience there.

My therapist Melina was great - she started easy with stretching and mobility exercises then moved into strength training. The prescription is usually for 10 sessions so together we assessed each time the need for more sessions (I ended up doing 20 or 30 sessions, I can't recall now) and once we had addressed the symptoms she started going after some of the underlying issues. I'm a bit surprised at Traubert's experience with them only addressing the symptoms because my experience was that my therapist was more than happy to continue working on the underlying issues once the major symptoms were addressed to try to get to fully pain-free and not stop at the previous baseline pain level, so I guess I got lucky
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Re: Physio for shoiulder stabilisation

I have good experiences with Physio ZürichCity, who helped me recover after my shoulder operation.
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