Haptonomy-based physical therapy basis is a combination of physiotherapy and haptotherapy. The therapist looks not only at the physical symptom(s) but also at the underlying cause. You become more aware of your body and the things you feel. This awareness will help you recognise the signals and provide you with the means to better deal with your symptoms and even prevent them.
Together with your therapist, you will find answers to questions such as: what do certain things do with me? What happens in my body when I experience stress? Where do my symptoms come from? What does tension do to my body? How can I deal with this?
This type of physiotherapy offers outstanding results for people with physical or mental overload, stress, hyperventilation, chronic pain or physical symptoms without an apparent cause. Haptonomy-based physiotherapy is also an excellent form of therapy for common physiotherapeutic issues.
People with work-related symptoms can benefit significantly from occupational physiotherapy. This type of therapy is regular physiotherapy, combined with work-oriented rehabilitation. Examples of work-related symptoms are arm, neck and shoulder symptoms (formerly RSI) – or (lower) back symptoms.
Regular physiotherapy can include mobilisation, trigger point therapy, connective tissue therapy, breathing therapy, relaxation therapy, cupping and exercise therapy.
In some cases, symptoms cannot be remedied by physiotherapy alone, because the conditions at work are structurally unsound. In those cases, the therapist will visit the workplace for occupational rehabilitation. The therapist will perform a so-called ‘workplace analysis’; they look at what can be changed at the workplace, for example, a desk or chair, and what the client can change in their routine. These suggestions might include posture or muscle strength training for certain body parts, such as back training or posture therapy, or back training in the event of long-term symptoms. Posture therapy offers a solution in the event of a poor working posture, whether the client is sitting or standing during their work.