… you will find the "Heilmittel nach Maßgabe des Kataloges", translated: remedy according to the catalogue. Usually, one of the four following forms of treatment is specifed there: "sensomotorisch-perzeptive Behandlung" (sensory-motor-perceptive treatment), "motorisch-funktionelle Behandlung" (motor-functional treatment), "psychisch-funktionelle Behandlung" (mental-functional treatment) or "Hirnleistungstraining" (brain performance training), the latter also called "neuropsychologisch orientierte Behandlung" (neuropsychologically oriented treatment). These four forms of treatment, which are most frequently prescribed in practice, will be briefly explained below.

sensory-motor-perceptive treatment

This method focuses on the interaction of sensory stimulus reception, movement execution and perception processing. Whether at rest or in action, our body's "sensors" are constantly picking up a wide variety of stimuli and passing them on to the central nervous system. These stimuli arise in contact with the environment, but also in the body itself. Examples are the superficial sensing of object characteristics with the sense of touch, the perception of warmth or the sensing of the tension and length of our muscles and the joint position. This information is used to recognise the world around us, to know where and how we are in the world and to execute and control movements. All this information is linked together in complex processes, creating on the one hand the basis for the current activity and on the other hand a multi-faceted image of the body and the environment as the basis for motor planning and for a variety of cognitive performances.

motor-functional treatment

This method focuses on the function of the musculoskeletal system and includes the mobility found in the joints, the strength, pain and swelling as temporary obstacles to movement as well as the sensory system of the periphery in its diagnostics. In order to be able to cope with everyday life as successfully as possible in spite of degradation or wear and tear processes, inflammations, injuries or congenital peculiarities, work is done - depending on the underlying problem - on restoring mobility and/or strength, compensatory strategies are developed, possibilities for joint protection and their integration into everyday life are worked out and - if necessary - splints are used for stabilisation, immobilisation or functional support.

mental-functional treatment

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brain performance training

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