Physiotherapists and our Healthsystem

EVERY German physiotherapist that trains with us says that the German health system is shit. ⁠ (There are quite a few physios training with us)⁠ ⁠
The main reason is the time restrictions you have in a conventional practice with patients from statutory health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenkasse).⁠ ⁠
What do you expect from a system where every 20 minutes, a new patient drops into the room? ⁠ This is considered enough for the conventional patient who knows nothing about moving well, staying pain-free, and getting rid of injuries?⁠ ⁠
Instead of 6 times 20min 3 times 40 minutes would often be more efficient, as you can dive deeper and lose less total time with the start and end of a session.⁠ ⁠
From our participants, we regularly hear that they went to this doctor and that physiotherapist, but their problems were still the same after three years. ⁠ But now, with our coaching, they feel much better, and their pains have disappeared. ⁠ ⁠
But why is that? ⁠

Is what we do better than what doctors and physiotherapists prescribe? ⁠
When it comes to movement, you indeed need to be lucky with German doctors, but physiotherapists are pretty often doing excellent work.⁠ ⁠

The difference is the setup.⁠ ⁠

We create an individual training plan for the participants, regularly do 60-minute sessions with people, listen closely to what they say, correct their patterns and discuss approaches. Based on our meetings with the participant, the training is adjusted. ⁠ They learn how to take care of their pains and injuries. We help them devote the time needed, listen to themselves, and get more precise in what they need through experimentation. We open doors and let the participants step through. We provide our experience, but we do it in a conversation, not a monologue. ⁠
Also, contrary to public health patients in physiotherapy, people pay something for our services. Yes, this increases the likelihood of a positive outcome. It creates commitment. ⁠


Joseph Bartz