The most important task of physiotherapy is to transform improvements in the potential for movement obtained through the use of manual medicine, osteopathic techniques, extracorporeal shock waves and massages during the extensive combination therapy into the individual’s best possible movement capabilities.
In the extensive combination therapy the patients receive the physiotherapy indicated for them for 45 minutes on each working day, and this is supplemented if necessary by approx. 10 minutes of treatment on the treadmill. On the treadmill, special training in walking is carried out by, when it is necessary, the physiotherapist placing the patient’s feet individually on the treadmill. Many patients can practise the walking movements better if some of their weight is taken by a supportive belt.