An essential part of your rehabilitation at our specialist clinic is the range of therapies on offer. The team led by the therapy manager attaches great importance to a good mix of individual manual therapies, group therapies and the use of technical aids. Our therapy team, consisting of physiotherapists, sports scientists, medical bath attendants and masseurs, is excellently trained and will give you the joy and pleasure of exercise.
In addition to the classic therapy rooms, we offer you a gym, our panoramic swimming pool and a training room with numerous devices for medical training therapy. In good weather, there are also numerous outdoor activities in the middle of the Ammergau Alps Nature Park. This also includes guided hikes with local hiking guides. We offer therapies in the following areas:
The aim is to maintain or restore the body’s ability to move and function, e.g. in the case of back pain caused by functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system, after incorrect or excessive strain or lack of movement.
- Cardio group: to improve fitness, strength and flexibility.
- Lung group: Breath awareness, breath control and respiratory drive.
- Spine group: for mobilization, stabilization, strengthening and stretching of the spine.
Serves to prevent and treat back pain. The aim is firstly to teach back-friendly behavior and secondly to strengthen the abdominal and back muscles through various exercises and to provide concepts for relaxation.
A full-body workout that is easy on the joints and trains your sense of balance and coordination. The water resistance makes training 5 times more effective than on land.
Strengthens weakened muscles and joints. Active and passive stretching of shortened muscles, general mobilization.
The aim of this training is to stabilize the cardiovascular functions and, if necessary, to increase them from week to week. Doctors and therapists use the exercise ECG, spiroergometry, continuous ECG monitoring, as well as the determined training heart rate (THF) and measured oxygen saturation values (SpO2) to correctly adjust and monitor patients.
Reflective breathing therapy (RAT)
Reflective respiratory therapy is used for all obstructive ventilation disorders such as bronchial asthma, COPD and cystic fibrosis. It can also be used to treat restrictive ventilation disorders (especially in the case of reduced thoracic distensibility, e.g. funnel chest, pleural obstructions, pulmonary fibrosis and severe muscle tension). The RAT also has an influence on the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system and orthopaedic diseases. The therapy also finds access to patients with mental disorders, such as mild depressive and neurotic forms.
Reflective breathing therapy influences the form of the breathing movement process through targeted stimulation. Pressure, pain and stretching stimuli trigger nervous control, which leads to an involuntary change in the breathing movement.
The treatment concept is created depending on the patient’s complaints or illness.
Medical training therapy (MTT)
Exercises on large and small equipment for functional muscle and strength development of the locomotor and postural muscles. The training plan is tailored to the individual at the beginning with a briefing and then increased during training.
Movement rails and chairs
After surgical procedures or injuries, passive movement promotes mobilization of the joints. The joint is moved evenly, gently and without straining the muscles.
Pelvic floor exercises
Aimed at strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through tension and relaxation exercises.
Serves to improve blood circulation in the blood vessels and causes compression and stretching, as well as improving mobility and strengthening the trained areas.
Nordic walking refers to fast, dynamic walking with the help of two special poles. By using these poles, the entire body can be trained during Nordic walking. The muscles of the upper body in particular are put to greater use. Beautiful Nordic walking trails can be found along the nearby Ammer and in the Graswang valley.
Conscious body tension exercises are designed to prevent poor posture and incorrect movement sequences. Pilates gives the body more balance and flexibility through conscious execution with concentration on posture, coordination and breathing.
Body awareness training
Unfavorable posture and movement patterns can creep in during everyday life. At some point, the brain no longer corrects the faulty processes. By experiencing and feeling your own body, you develop a body awareness that can counteract physical problems and have a positive effect on your mental life. Qi Gong, imagination and relaxation according to Jacobsen are offered for body awareness.
The classic massage relaxes the muscles, promotes blood circulation and ensures a greater sense of well-being. This is recommended in combination with a natural mud pack.
Connective tissue massage
This massage technique loosens adhesions in the tissue, creating a pleasant, liberated feeling.
Underwater pressure jet massage
The underwater pressure jet massage is carried out in a full bath, partly with an adjustable water jet and partly with the therapist’s hands. These treatments are designed to relieve muscle tension.
Manual lymphatic drainage
Decongestion therapy, e.g. for venous insufficiency, or to support detoxification therapies.
Pain treatment with low-frequency current. For acute and chronic pain.
Improvement of local blood circulation.
Natural mud pack
Loosening and relaxation of the muscles. The warmth also creates a feeling of well-being.
Overwater massage with the latest technology. The back of the body is massaged from head to toe. You lie on a kind of heated waterbed.
Used for decongestion therapy of the legs and promotes blood circulation. A stocking is placed around the legs for the treatment. For the treatment, the stocking fills with air, which is then released again. This process is carried out several times during a treatment.
Occupational therapy helps you to regain the ability to act in everyday life that has been lost due to illness or injury. Occupational therapy has a holistic approach. This means that not only the movement sequences of the body are trained, but the entire human system is included. Special emphasis is placed on restoring motor skills in order to achieve the greatest possible independence in activities of daily living.
Speech therapy focuses primarily on improving speech quality and regressing all faulty, negative speech patterns and speech functions. The aim of all therapies is to normalize all parts of speech and thus achieve speech quality without symptoms.
All chronic illnesses with their complex accompanying symptoms, as well as the drastic experience of acute situations such as a heart attack and other life-threatening illnesses, involve considerable psychological problems. Added to this are the side effects of the sometimes very stressful therapies. Psychological care and support for the patient is therefore an indispensable part of the treatment process and is provided at the Oberammergau Health Center by a qualified psychologist. Psychological support is provided in the following forms:
- Psychological group sessions on coping with illness-pain, coping with illness-depression, coping with illness-anxiety, coping with illness post-Covid, coping with stress, living nicotine-free
- Individual psychological interviews
For respiratory diseases.
- Hay flower bath
Neuralgia, sciatica and rheumatic complaints.
- Valerian bath
Insomnia, nervous tension, anxiety and tension, muscle relaxant and antispasmodic effect.
- Lavender bath
General circulatory disorders, chronically cold feet.
- Camomile bath
Inflammatory skin diseases, poorly healing wounds, hemorrhoids.
- Rosemary bath
Poor circulation, chilblains.
- Eucalyptus bath
Skin circulation, colds, bronchitis.
- Melissa bath
Nervousness, sleep disorders, menopausal symptoms, functional heart problems, poor skin circulation.
- Spruce needle bath
Nervous complaints, insomnia, non-acute rheumatic complaints.
- Ammergau hay sack bath
Against joint pain.
In our opinion, sustainable success in rehabilitation is also closely linked to knowledge about one’s own illness. We therefore offer you a comprehensive range of lectures that provide you with extensive knowledge to help you deal with your diagnoses in the long term. The following lectures are offered:
- Coping with illness – pain
- Coping with illness – depression
- Coping with illness-anxiety
- Coping with illness post-Covid
- Stress management
- Live nicotine-free
- Total hip endoprosthesis
- Total knee arthroplasty
- Information about the spine
- Fat metabolism disorder
- Overweight and obesity
- Diabetes mellitus
- Self-help for shortness of breath, oxygen and mask therapy
- COPD, asthma and other lung diseases – what’s behind them?
- Treatment of obstructive pulmonary disease
- Heart failure and nutrition
- Heart failure – The weak heart
A good and healthy diet is often one of the main keys to a speedy recovery. To help you eat a balanced diet at home, we offer you a wealth of knowledge in this area:
- Individual one-to-one consultations
- Training in small groups
- Preparation of tasty and low-fat dishes in the training kitchen
- Assistance with the composition at the buffet