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Sports physiotherapy and sports massage

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Sports physiotherapy

Sports physiotherapy is a specialization in the treatment and prevention of general and overuse injuries sustained by athletes.

All active therapies are applied, along with traditional passive treatment methods. We aim to provide intensive and individual sport-specific support until the athlete can resume training for their sport. We work according to the principles of evidence-based medicine and systematically incorporate new scientific findings in our daily work.

Sports massage

Sports massage is an addition to traditional forms of massage. It aims to aid muscular recuperation following sporting activity. It also helps to prevent sports injuries.

Our services

  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation training
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation
  • Intensive rehabilitation (rehab weeks)
  • Preventive musculoskeletal examinations (physio screening)
  • Prevention programmes
  • Performance-diagnostic rehabilitation monitoring (return to competition score)
  • Strength analysis of lower extremities (isokinetics, jump power tests, neuromuscular performance)
  • Sensorimotor tests (TechnoBody)
  • Magglingen core strength test
  • Regeneration massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot stone massage 

Research and development focus

Sports physiotherapy is concerned with questions relating to rehabilitation in sport and the prevention of injuries to the musculoskeletal system.

  • Development and validation of return to competition scores following sports injuries
  • Development of sport-specific preventive musculoskeletal screening assessments (physio screenings)
  • Collaboration in the development of new technologies to identify and document functional movements (in cooperation with Bern University of Applied Sciences).



Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM Hauptstrasse 247
CH-2532 Magglingen
+41 58 467 63 26
+41 58 467 64 05


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2532 Magglingen

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Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen SFISM

Hauptstrasse 247
CH-2532 Magglingen