The physiotherapies you’re looking for could be the next best thing, says bromly physiotherapy practitioner and physio professor Peter Brouwer.
The 40-year-old says the new technology, which is now being used by more than 60,000 patients in Germany, has allowed him to offer a range of chest pain treatment options to his patients, from the more traditional chest pain therapy, to an easier, faster approach.
“There is no one-size-fits-all solution for every patient,” he says.
Bromley is one of Germany’s most established physiotherapy facilities, offering its patients a range.
The main focus is on treating the chest, and it’s this which Brouew believes has helped make the business a success.
Its also not uncommon for patients to see a specialist at the same time, he says, and as a result, a whole range of specialist therapies are available.
However, for those who prefer the traditional chest massage, Brouw says there are some other options available as well.
“There are different kinds of chest massage that can be done with a specific device,” he explains.
For instance, a manual chest massage with a needle, is more commonly done by an occupational therapist.
Another alternative to manual chest massages is the gentle chest massage of a personal trainer, who uses a small, soft object to massage the chest.
Other options are electric or mechanical chest massage.
And then there are physical therapy machines, which can be used to help treat pain and reduce inflammation in the chest and spine.
If you’re a family doctor who doesn’t have access to a physiotherapy practice in your area, there are also physical therapy treatments available.
“We have some treatments that can help the pain in the lower back and hip,” explains Brouwy.
There are also a number of therapies that can reduce the risk of chronic back pain.
But the biggest thing, Bromley says, is that the chest pain patients feel after a physical therapy session is something they can easily manage.
“For me, this is what gives me my most satisfaction, because it makes me feel normal again,” he adds.
With the rise of new technology being introduced in the world of physiotherapy, Bromely is now seeing more and more patients coming in for a chest massage and physiotherapy.
It’s a great time to be a physiotherapist, says Brouwi, because with so many new treatments available, it’s also important to understand which are the best and the safest.
So if you’re still unsure about whether you should go for a physiologic chest massage or not, Brawers is here to help.
“I’ve had patients who have never experienced chest pain before and I can tell you that they were so amazed,” he tells.
If it’s a chest pain you’ve never experienced before, the answer is definitely no, Brouswy says.
“But if it’s chest pain that you’ve experienced, then you can rest assured that the physiotherapeutic chest massage is safe, effective and comfortable.”