Topic of the Month October
Orthopedics and physical therapy not only proverbially help patients back on their feet. They are also supposed to cure, improve or maintain the functionality of the human musculoskeletal system. Also the search for causes of injuries plays a significant role such as in the cases of spinal disk herniation or cartilage degradation. Learn in our Topic of the Month, why people even fly into space for this.
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Herniated discs do not appear to come as suddenly as patients often report, but rather develop over an extended period of time. Researchers in Ulm, Germany, are investigating the effects of many dynamic motion cycles on one individual spinal disc with a stress simulator. Professor Joachim Wilke explains in his interview at MEDICA.de what they want to find out about the origin of herniated discs and how this simulator works.Read the Interview with Prof. Hans-Joachim Wilke
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Even though exoskeletons for people requiring a wheelchair are nothing new, they are still controversial. After all, at first glance they suggest a miracle recovery. The fact that this is not the actual intention of the robot suit however is often being neglected. In fact, exoskeletons facilitate a special form of therapy that returns at least a small portion of independence to the respective person.Read the article
On November 10, 2014, astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). He is not just anxiously expected by his family, but also by Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt from the Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopedics at the German Sport University Cologne.Read the interview with Dr. Anna-Maria Liphardt
Back and joint pains, muscle tension, muscular imbalances, stress-related muscular tension, cervical migraines. These are frequently experienced and often chronic complaints, which can be relieved optimally with the unique therapeutic concept of 'Dry Water Massage', for both prevention and therapy.