Clinical guidelines for the treatment and prevention of chronic low back pain recommend movement therapy with a focus on improvement in function and non-pharmacologic management of back pain. In line with these guidelines, our Back Care Program is targeted at rehabilitation and prevention of chronic low back pain using the GYROTONIC® movement method.
For which conditions?
|Low back pain||Burnout|
|Neck & shoulder pain||Medically unexplained symptoms (examples: chronic headache, dizziness, stomach pain, non-cardiac chest pain, muscle pain, sleep disorders, skin conditions)|
|Scoliosis||Functional somatic syndromes (examples: chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia)|
Why these conditions? Because they are very common causes of disability in all age groups.
Movement therapy is recommended for people with neurologically uncomplicated, stable scoliosis. The Scoliosis Program provides scoliosis-specific exercises aimed at elongation of the spine and correction of the spinal deformity using the GYROTONIC® movement method. The goal of this program is to reduce pain and improve function, quality of life, and stamina.
Persistent neck and shoulder conditions are common causes of pain and functional limitations and are associated with huge personal, work-related and financial impacts. The Neck & Upper Extremity Program is a specific application of the GYROTONIC® movement method that is designed for the shoulder girdle to reduce pain and improve physical functioning and well-being for people with chronic neck and shoulder conditions.
Pain in the legs or feet is a common cause of functional limitations and mobility loss. The most common chronic conditions that cause pain in the lower extremity include hip and knee (osteo)arthritis, sciatic nerve compression, tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis. In addition, traumatic and sports injuries of the lower extremity are very common causes of disability and account for significant health care costs as well as costs related to work absenteeism. The Lower Extremity Program is a specific application of the GYROTONIC® movement method that is designed for hip, knee, ankle and foot. The goal of this program is to reduce pain and improve long-term physical functioning and quality of life for people with chronic conditions of the lower extremities. The program also focuses on rehabilitation and prevention of lower extremity injuries.
About 15% of Dutch employees experience burnout. The consequences of burnout are personal suffering for the employee and loss of productivity for the employer. The costs of burnout and work-stress associated absenteeism in the Netherlands are 1.8 billion Euro per year. Our Burnout Program consists of a unique combination of evidence-based strategies to prevent and mitigate burnout. Integrative Somatic Movement Therapy is oriented around both calming the mind and moving the body and promotes self-care for fast and durable recovery.
Medically unexplained symptoms are persistent physical symptoms for which adequate examination does not reveal specific pathology. However, the symptoms are real and distressing and can severely impair functioning. Our Medically Unexplained Symptoms Program concentrates on relieving symptoms and helping to manage complaints and improve functionality using Integrative Somatic Movement Therapy.