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So should I stretch or not?

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In general, stretching exercises help to compensate for any muscle imbalance, but only if they are performed consistently with every workout.


In most cases a one-time stretching before the workout does not help to prevent injuries.


Motion tests such as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) check whether restrictions exist or evasive movements occur.

Workout for amateur athletes

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The balance between sports activities and recovery is of immense importance not only for professional athletes with training or race goals, but also for recreational athletes.


“Unfortunately, too little attention is paid to regeneration and recovery. That’s why the question often arises: Why do I not get any better? ” says Peter Leo (sports scientist at sportclinic zillertal)


As a classic example, Leo mentions endurance runners and explains: “By increasing their running distances in a short time to over 60 kilometres per week, the susceptibility to injury increases rapidly.”


Due to the lack of regeneration, the runner’s body significantly loses its exercise capacity. Alternate intensive and extensive units! The pro explains: “The weekly units should be structured and run after a plan. Variation is in demand – intensive and extensive sessions should alternate in a rhythm of 1: 3, ” Leo says. This is the only way to maintain the joy of exercise and movement.


Intense workouts without noticeable improvement are frustrating and furthermore they imply greater risk for the body.

Corrections of upper and lower eyelid

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Often patients are bothered by their tired appearance. In this case a close examination is needed to determine the reason for this tired expression.


Over the years eyebrows might sink unduly, which mostly happens unnoticed. Due to the sinking eyebrows and the so formed excess of upper lid skin and soft tissue the disturbing tired expression might be caused.


The in this case indicated upper eyelid correction removes fat deposits and excess skin, and this way the overall facial expression gets positively modified.


The eyes appear more fresh and younger and this new look usually lasts over years.  About three months after the surgery you will be able to see the final result.

Veins days

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Varicose veins or varices (from the Latin word “varix” for node) are sacculate or cylindrically dilated, superficial veins.


Untreated varicose veins can lead to serious health consequences, that’s why varicose veins should not just be seen as a cosmetic problem.


The tendency to varicose veins is usually hereditary. In addition, besides the fact of hereditary disposition, certain risk factors as e.g. lack of exercise, being overweight, long periods of sitting/standing, increase the occurrence of varicose veins.


Often, discomforts such as heavy and swollen legs in the evening, eczema and itching, or local variceal formation are indications of damage to the venous valves. Therefore, a examination via a specialist should be done as early as possible, that an adequate treatment will be initiated. The treatment strategy can range from wearing compression stockings, through sclerotherapy, to removing or eliminating the damaged veins.


Veins Health Day September 28, 2018


Location: Sportclinic Zillertal
Dr. Gerhard Hafele
Specialist in Surgery and Vascular Surgery


Vein information – Risk assessment – Vein check-up – Modern diagnostics and therapy – Adjustment of compression stockings


Appointment request under: +43 5285 78485

Shockwave Therapy

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What is shockwave therapy?


Shockwave therapy is one of the most advanced methods of pain therapy. Chronic inflammation is converted into acute inflammation and this way recognized and fought by the body.


How does the shockwave work?


Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, by setting the self-healing powers in motion. It improves the metabolism, increases the blood circulation and damaged tissue can regenerate and heal.
Physician and Physiotherapist: The shock wave treatment is performed by either a physiotherapist or physician, depending on the type of shock wave.


Through a combination of shock wave therapy and physiotherapy, a holistic treatment can be carried out and the focus is placed on the combat of root causes.
Shockwave and physiotherapy: After a medical and physiotherapeutic examination, a holistic treatment plan is created, which is tailored to your pain.


Symptoms that can be treated with shockwave therapy:


  • Tennis or golf elbow
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Heel pain
  • Chronic neck and shoulder discomfort
  • Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Back pain
  • Fascias pain
  • Trigger points
  • Shin splint