What does diaphragmatic cushioning mean

After operations


Breathing and decongesting

Our unconscious, vegetative nervous system controls our internal organs, our "inner balance" (homeostasis) and thus - together with other factors - our wound healing Escape energy is available through the reduction of reserves, thus has a "degradative" effect. The parasympathetic nervous system as the "feeding nerve" is responsible for digestion, recovery and development, and thus has a "regenerative" effect.

Wound healing means building new tissue, so it requires a parasympathetic-dominated metabolism. As a patient, you may have been under constant stress before the operation - the operation is just as stressful for the body as the pain in the wound. So you are in a sympathetic-dominated, "degrading" metabolic situation and thus on the contrary of what you need for wound healing.

The dampening of this excessive sympathetic activity is therefore one of the main goals in physiotherapeutic treatment. Breathing is controlled by both the unconscious and the conscious nervous system and combines both. By breathing consciously, you yourself have the opportunity to influence your vegetative balance and shift it towards relaxation and healing.

Breathing also plays an important role in decongestion and decongestion, especially after operations on the leg or lumbar spine. The lymph has to go against gravity into the often tense left upper thoracic opening to its drainage into the venous system. The main driving force here is the pressure fluctuations of an often disturbed breathing pattern. The lymph drainage runs on the back of the - often congested - abdominal cavity through a diaphragm, which is often tense due to stress. The treatment of these structures is therefore part of the conveyed concept. Overall, you get the tool to support your healing in a special way.

Low Impact: Functional training of low intensity

After a recent multiple injury (multiple trauma) or with inflammatory activation of rheumatoid arthritis, hard training with free weights is certainly not indicated - at least not at this point in time. However, this does not mean that our body has to forego the many positive and important effects of physical movement: In the low-impact group, we do together adapted exercises with a focus on body awareness, micro-movements and breathing.

Chronic stress, injuries - physical as well as emotional - and the consequences of operations create false tension in the muscle-fascia system. They often bring our body massively and with potentially serious consequences out of balance, without us being aware of it. Our nervous system and thus also our balance calculator is programmed to survive here and now - whether crooked and crooked and with the result of a herniated disc in five years or a hip osteoarthritis in ten years is absolutely irrelevant from this point of view. By perceiving and becoming aware of these false tensions and imbalances, our balance calculator can recalibrate itself and our body can find its way back into a better balance.

Another part of body perception is our "inner perception". On a mental level, a disturbed inner perception that can be improved through practice is the basis for the "calculation" of our self-image and thus for the question of how we feel psychologically.

Micro-movements help to gently and safely re-initiate disturbed movement patterns and to reintegrate chronic problem areas "hidden" from our body image - a necessary prerequisite for improvement and healing.

Conscious breathing helps to stabilize our vegetative balance. Breathing also plays an essential role in decongestion and decongestion. Both are important for wound healing, among other things. You can find more detailed information on this in the previous section "Breathing and unblocking".

Small groups

We have a wide range of small group offers: especially for operated patients, adapted to the type of operation and the current phase of wound healing or the current resilience.