Movement as Medicine: The sequel to this unique television format helps people who are near despair because of their massive health issues. The “Docs” Melanie Hümmelgen, Christian Sturm and Helge Riepenhof, all experienced doctors, want to significantly improve symptoms and even cure diseases with targeted movement strategies. In their mid-town barge practice, Movement Physicians use this coaching format to build on the treatment successes of their Nutrition Physician colleagues. Movement documents prove that amazing results can be achieved in just a few months with special movement therapies. A drug that makes things happen, without any risk or side effects.
Break the vicious circle of rest and pain
In this new episode “The Movement Docs” Nicolas O. arrives aboard the practice houseboat. The student suffers from severe back pain. “Sometimes it’s so bad that I have to call the ambulance,” said the 25-year-old. In the meantime, he has a veritable medical marathon behind him. The exact cause of his complaints is still unclear to Nicolas. Movement Doc Helge Riepenhof quickly finds what he is looking for during the detailed examination. Trouble starts at the sacroiliac joint. “Too often, only the back is treated. But it is urgent to tackle the cause, the sacroiliac joints, ”explains the orthopedist and sports doctor. Basically, his concept of therapy is activity-oriented: the student no longer has to take it easy, but rather has to trust his back to be able to withstand the tension again and challenge his muscles. It’s the only way for him to break the vicious cycle of protection and pain.
Sophisticated movement therapy
The following case: Britta S. is struggling with type 1 diabetes. The 48-year-old man’s blood sugar has been out of control for too long. “Unfortunately, it has already taken its toll on my eyes, my nerves and my blood vessels,” she told movement doctor Melanie Hümmelgen during the initial consultation. The internist is alarmed, because it is not just diabetes that is poorly controlled. Britta S. has other risk factors for vascular changes: “Lack of exercise, obesity, stress and high cholesterol, very dangerous, because all this even multiplies. So something urgently needs to be changed. Now! “, warns the doctor. Sophisticated movement therapy aims to change things. Very important: The program must be strictly monitored, because Britta S., as a diabetic, must follow many rules to avoid hypoglycaemia. Will she succeed in implementing the overall movement concept?