Medbase Bern Westside, located in the Westside shopping and experience center, offers general medicine, physiotherapy and medical massages under one roof.
Our team looks after ambitious recreational athletes as well as professional athletes from various national teams.
We work closely together with the Bernaqua Fitness Center. We use their ultra-modern infrastructure for our medical training therapy, physiotherapy in the water and other services.
As experience family doctors, we examine, treat and advise you according to your needs.
- GP medical care
- 24-hour blood pressure measuring service
- Internal medicine and orthopedic examinations
- Follow-up treatments after illnesses, OP
- Vaccinations – travel medicine
- Assessment of fitness to drive
- Wound care
- Resting and exercise electrocardiogram
- Pulmonary function test (spirometry)
- Digital x-rays
- In-house laboratory
Pneumology focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases.
This includes asthma, smoking-related diseases, chronic lung diseases, emphysema, bronchial cancer, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, pleural diseases, interstitial diseases and all sleep-related breathing disorders.
The field of pneumology is involved in the research and control of the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences.
Beim 24h-BD wird der Blutdruck ähnlich wie beim 24h-EKG über einen längeren Zeitraum aufgezeichnet, in der Regel über 24h. Dabei werden in bestimmten Zeitintervallen immer wieder Messungen durchgeführt. Tagesabhängige bzw. lebensstilbedingte Unregelmässigkeiten werden erkannt.
Travel medical advice as well as prevention, diagnostics and therapy of travel diseases.
The specialisations of allergology concern:
- Allergies (e.g. acne, eczema, skin cancer, hay fever, infections, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, etc.)
Through our consultations and treatment, we provide our clients with support after an injury or accident and as preventive measures We bolster individual strengths and balance out any weaknesses. Our consultations and treatments are driven by solutions. It is important that we promote our client’s sense of personal responsibility as it is a prerequisite for attaining the ultimate goals.
We strive to optimize the relationship and communication of all those involved in this healing process: client – referring doctor – physiotherapist.
Individuals suffering from musculoskeletal problems as well as recreational and competitive athletes from all types of sports and age groups.
Available through basic and accident insurance (through a referral by your doctor) or supplementary insurance (massages).
For all self-payers we have the following offer: Physiotherapy made to measure
Wie in der allgemeinen Physiotherapie auch, liegt der Schwerpunkt in der Sportphysiotherapie in der Behandlung, der Rehabilitation und der Prävention von Verletzungen des Bewegungsapparates.
In der Sportphysiotherapie legen wir zusätzlich besonderen Wert auf die sportartspezifische Integration. Die Grundlage dafür bilden vor allem intensive, systematisch angewandte, aktive Therapiemassnahmen (indoor/outdoor) nach neusten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen. Die passive Physiotherapie wird, wenn nötig, ergänzend eingesetzt.
Personen mit Problemen am Bewegungsapparat sowie Hobby- und Leistungssportler aller Sportarten und Altersklassen.
Zugang über die Grund- und Unfallversicherung (durch ärztliche Überweisung) oder als Selbstzahler
We are there for you when you need us. Whether after completion of a prescribed physiotherapy or at any time on your own request. We advise and treat you personally and individually according to your needs - regardless of your health insurance and without prior consultation with a doctor. As a self-payer, you can benefit from our entire spectrum of physiotherapy.
Various contact channels are available to our customers and patients. Choose the appropriate access according to your needs:
- On-site consultation
- Telephone or video consultation
Please inform yourself in advance at the respective site.
Persons suffering from musculoskeletal problems as well as recreational and competitive athletes from all types of sports and age groups.
These services are not covered by health insurance/accident insurance and therefore do not require a doctor's prescription.
Additional information as well as the costs for the self-payer offer can be found in the offer flyer.
Medical training therapy (MTT) uses endurance, flexibility, strength and coordination training to train the musculoskeletal system and the cardiovascular system. Targeted training stimuli are used to compensate for deficits in the musculature and endurance and to increase the body's resilience. This leads to increased performance at work and in leisure time.
Water therapy is suitable for post-operative treatment of the lower and upper extremities, as well as the spine. For the gentle improvement of their fitness and mobility is trained on individual prescription. The water's buoyancy and specific resistances result in a highly effective workout. No matter what physical condition you are in, the training in the water can be optimally adapted to your needs. The water therapy is carried out in the infrastructure of the Bernaqua fitness center.
Do you want to modify your diet, increase your performance or become slimmer? Would you like to reach your ideal weight?
We advise individuals who want a healthier diet, adapt their diet to their current situation, (e.g. pregnant women, parents and their children, professionals, postmenopausal women, senior citizens, etc.) or amateur and performance athletes who want to optimally support their athletic ambitions with the right nutrition. We are also the right choice for diabetics (type 1 and type 2), individuals with inflammatory rheumatic disorders, celiac disease or lactose intolerance.
We believe it is important to be hands-on. In addition to the individual consultation, we also support you on site. You will find a more detailed description of this offer here:
- Shopping coaching
- Restaurant coaching
- Take-away food coaching
With certain indicative signs, such as being overweight, with a BMI of over 30 plus secondary diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and malnutrition, the cost for the consultation can be covered by your health insurance. You must, however, present a doctor’s prescription to qualify.
Shock waves are very short, high-energy acoustic pulses. The shock waves created in a generator are passed through the skin to the injured part of the body where they release their therapeutic effect. This stimulates the body’s own healing powers, which accelerate the healing process.
Shock waves help to heal painful and inflamed tendons/ligaments (enthesopathy). The treatment has also proven to be successful in arterial circulatory disorders and pain therapy.
Areas of use
- Heel pain caused by heel spurs (plantaris fasciitis)
- Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder (tendinosis calcarea)
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow (epicondylitis)
- Pain in the Achilles tendon (achillodynia)
- Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- Jumpers knee
- Patella tip syndrome
- Hip tendon injury (gluteal endinopathy)
- Muscle-fascia pain (myofascial pain)
The treatment is short and low-risk. The dosage is adapted to suit the pain tolerance of the patient and does not require anesthetics. A marked improvement can already been seen after just 2 to 3 sessions in most cases. 4 to 7 shock wave sessions are carried out on average per patient.
The majority of supplementary insurances will contribute to the cost of the treatment.
Dry needling is used in addition to manual therapy for the treatment of trigger points in the context of myofascial pain syndromes, in sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Trigger points are painful local hardenings in the muscles. In addition to local pain, they can also cause radiating pain and disturb the function of the corresponding muscles and the neighbouring myofascial structures. The earlier a treatment is started, the easier it is to treat trigger points - however, treatment is usually successful even after a longer period of time.
The painful points are targeted and pricked with a thin needle without medication (hence the name: dry), thus releasing the tension, improving the local blood circulation and reducing the local inflammatory reaction.
Access/coverage of costs
- By medical referral via basic and accident insurance at the corresponding tariff.
- As a self-payer, the services are not covered by health insurance/accident insurance and therefore do not require a doctor's prescription.
Further detailed information on dry needling at: www.dryneedling.ch
Our offer in the area of Training advice and planning helps you to reach your set goals and to overcome challenges.
physio.coach is a service offered to Medbase Group customers:
- Your training program – individually drawn up by your physiotherapist
- Always on hand – online and offline
- High-quality and easy-to-understand videos – for greater security during implementation
- Presenting your progress in real time – to achieve your targets quicker
- Handy tools as reminders and for feedback – for continuous optimization
To use this service, you will need an access code, which your therapist will send to you either by e-mail or SMS. Once you are set up, your can start your workout straight away and send feedback to your therapist on the exercises you have completed.
Chronic Care Management
Electrotherapy and ultrasound treatment
A medical massage improves the blood circulation and metabolism and therefore reduces tension and pain in the muscles as well as the entire body. It improves the patient’s performance and regeneration, whilst simultaneously purifying and detoxing the body. Different manipulation techniques and intensities are applied to achieve the objectives.
A sports massage is a variation of the classic massage. It plays an important role in preparing for training and competitions, or after great physical exertion with the aim of restoring previous performance levels. The massage techniques are individually tailored to suit the athlete, i.e. His/her type of sport and his/her ultimate objective (stimulation, improved performance, regeneration, relaxation or injury prophylaxis).
Trigger point therapy
TP therapy is used to target local cramps in the muscle tissue. It is often applied to ease painful conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, headaches, injuries, susceptibility to injuries and to prevent discomfort.
The lymphatic system is stimulated through gentle, rhythmic and slow pumping manipulations (pressure), which promotes the drainage of lymphatic fluids from the tissue. Lymphatic drainage is used for swelling after an injury, surgery and congenital disorders of the lymphatic system. It is also used for certain types of headaches and migraines.
The massage services can partly be billed via the additional insurance. Please check in advance whether your health insurance company accepts the therapist or treatment methods and covers the costs.
This holistic medical system dating back over 2,000 years is currently enjoying growing recognition and importance.
Modern medicine considers the patient as a whole. Our level of physical fitness significantly influences our general sense of motivation. We aim to positively influence your fitness and state of health.
Are you in pain? Do you frequently feel tired or stressed? TCM is suitable for a variety of ailments and illnesses, but also for prevention and optimization. With the additional offer of acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies, we are able to look after you in the best possible way – also in conjunction with conventional medical treatments. We work closely together with the doctor or therapist. In the diagnostics and therapies, we do not just consider individual parts of the body, but look at the patient as a whole.
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers the following variety of treatments:
Acupuncture, ear acupuncture, cupping, Chinese herbal therapies, moxa, heat therapy
Main areas of treatment:
- Musculoskeletal pain (back pain, tennis elbow, heel spur, etc.)
- Headaches, migraines
- Tinnitus, loss of hearing, dizziness
- Sinusitis, hay fever
- Problems with the digestive tract (stomach pain, irritable bowels, etc.)
- Sleeping disorders
- Fatigue, stress, burnout
- PMS, menopausal complaints, hot flashes
- and much more
Leiter Gesundheitszentrum Bern Westside
Facharzt für Allgemeine Innere Medizin
FA Sonografie SGUMGerman (Switzerland), French, English, Czech, Russian, Slovak
Gregor W. Kaczala
Leiter Gesundheitszentrum Bern Bahnhof & Bern Westside
Facharzt Kinder- und Jugendmedizin FMH
Hüftsonographie nach Graf SGUM
Executive MBA (HEC Lausanne)
Allg. Innere Medizin FMHGerman (Switzerland), English, French, Spanish
Assistenzärztin PädiatrieGerman (Switzerland)
Fachexpertise Neurologie, MSK
Stv. Leiterin Therapien
Dipl. Physiotherapeutin BSc
Dipl. Physiotherapeutin BSc
MAS in Physiotherapeutische Rehabilitation
Dipl. Physiotherapeutin BScGerman (Switzerland), Italian, English
Ernährungsberaterin BSc SVDE
Ernährungsberaterin BSc SVDE
OvivaGerman (Switzerland), English
Med. Masseur mit eidg. FA
Anerkennungen: EMR/EGK/VisanaGerman (Switzerland)
Rahel Rita Wermelinger
Med. Masseurin i. A.
Anerkennung: EMR in klassischer Massage
Teamleiterin Medbase Bern Westside
Medizinische Praxisassistentin Medbase Bern BahnhofGerman (Switzerland)
Medizinische Praxiskoordinatorin/Teamleiterin Bern Bahnhof & Bern WestsideGerman (Switzerland), English, French
Medizinische PraxisassistentinGerman (Switzerland), Croatian
Fachfrau GesundheitGerman (Switzerland), English, Turkish
CCM BeraterinGerman (Switzerland), English, French
Medical practice assistant / Safety OfficerGerman (Switzerland), French, English
Medizinische PraxisassistentinGerman (Switzerland)
Lernende Medizinische PraxisassistentinGerman (Switzerland)
Lernende Medizinische PraxisassistentinGerman (Switzerland)
Medical training therapy (MTT) in the group
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