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The nice thing is that my patients are highly motivated

With a red fitness ball trained at the window a young hand women's player, in the corner of a roughly 50-year-old Mr uses the rowing machine, a fitness Mat to an elderly lady knee bend. It is a lot of operating in the bright workout room in the physiotherapy practice by Anja Weidmann, on this Wednesday afternoon. "Some will train independently according to a training plan," explains Weidmann. "Others have led training sessions, as part of their therapy." For twenty years, Weidmann leads in Oerlikon your own practice as a sports physiotherapist.


sports physical therapy is a specialization of physiotherapy, which is aimed at athletes ? but not just that. "Sports physiotherapy can help, we have patients from young to old," says Weidmann. Sports physiotherapists are characterized by specific knowledge of training theory and training design, as well as the anatomy of joints and movements. The objective was the performance after an injury to restore it ? this was a performance footballer, wants to return as quickly as possible on the lawn, or in the case of a hobby gardener who wants to re-mowing, weeding and shoveling. Weidmann tells of a 90-year-old farmer who wanted to after a crash on the Alp. "I have created for him an individual rehabilitation plan for how I would have done it also for a young athlete." At the end, the farmer was able to hike pain-free again on the Alp ? Target achieved.

Weidmann is a sports physiotherapist with heart and soul. She laughs when you talk to them, "it's true I've really found the perfect career for me." The 48-Year-old told how she had always been into sports, Dancing and horse-riding were as young people on your Agenda. To physical therapy she is a former secondary school teacher who saw you in a profession with people. "I have more of him an internship for the sake of a home for the Disabled. As I walked with these children in the physical therapy, I realized that this was the profession I wanted to learn."

From there, was your way clear. She has completed the diploma of middle school (now secondary school), the necessary hospital internship and then four years of training at the University hospital started. Today, the education is connected to the universities, and lasts for four years with internships. "Practically in the connection I made to the in-service training to sports physiotherapy," says Weidmann. The focus had been placed on the different types of sports. "A triathlete has other injuries as a swimmer." During the training, you have tried many sports and practiced a lot in order to get an in-depth understanding of the Functioning of the body. "An ideal education for all movement people."

Male offspring problem

Weidmann has taken the path to self-reliance, and today she employs seven staff. At the Moment only women, because, as you explained yourself, "we have in our profession is definitely a male offspring is a problem". The profession was comparatively paid low, opportunities for advancement there is in the sense of a few. "Who wants to be traditional and as a man, once a family to feed I think, think about it twice, to be a physiotherapist." Also, the profession was used to be a profession Aid have been to the prestigious doctor. "Here is the image of the profession is changing, but just right." Weidmann a model in mind, as in Australia, where the Patient can decide for himself that he wants to go to the physiotherapist without a Referral by a doctor to depend on. Among other things she is involved in the professional Association of Swiss physiotherapists.

Especially Weidmann estimates that about your job, the contact to the people. "Most of my patients are highly motivated. You want to get back in the movement, back in the Sport. To be able to someone along the way will help, I find it particularly beautiful." The therapy hour will not be straight with people over a longer period of time in your practice, often a common, friendly Training: "I'm just teaching masterfully in addition, if someone needs to do squats, but do." And she adds: "But I, of course, that the Exercises are performed correctly."

source: Tages Anzeiger, a Supplement to EDUCATION

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Created: 09.05.2019, 10:32 PM

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