Medbase Bern Westside, located in the Westside shopping and experience center, offers general and sports 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
As experienced experts in sports traumatology and sports medical problems, we examine, treat and advise you according to your needs. We discuss and evaluate the health issue and find a solution together. We respect your personal opinion on your state of health and your independence in making your own decisions.
- Sports medicine check-up
- Sports rehabilitation
- Blood tests
- Assessment and treatment of injuries and strains
- Advice on trainings for various types of sport
- Rehabilitation program after operations, accidents or illnesses
Medbase looks after numerous top athletes during their training and around competitions. Learn more about our Sports Medical Center at www.sport.medbase.ch (German).
Swiss Olympic Medical Center
Swiss Olympic Approved
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.
Das Programm GLA:D Schweiz kommt bei der Behandlung von Knie- oder Hüftarthrose zum Einsatz. Unser Kurs setzt sich aus drei Einzeltherapiesitzungen, zwei Gruppensitzungen mit Beratung und zwölf Gruppensitzungen mit neuromuskulärem Übungsprogramm zusammen. Am Ende des Kurses führen wir eine Abschlussuntersuchung durch und verfassen einen Kurzbericht an Ihren zuweisenden Arzt.
Was bedeutet GLA:D®
GLA:D® steht für «Good Life with OsteoArthritis in Denmark». Das Programm hat zum Ziel, bei Menschen mit Knie- und Hüftarthrose eine Schmerzreduktion sowie eine verbesserte Gelenkfunktion und damit eine gute Lebensqualität zu erreichen. Die Non-Profit-Initiative der Universität von Süddänemark wurde 2013 lanciert und beschäftigt sich mit der konservativen, also nicht operativen Behandlung von Arthrose in Knie- und/oder Hüftgelenken. Das Ziel ist, dass Patientinnen und Patienten am Ende des Programms über ausreichende Kompetenzen verfügen, um ihre Knie- oder Hüftprobleme selbständig «zu managen». GLA:D® ist in verschiedenen Ländern verfügbar und standardisiert. Das Programm besteht aus drei Bereichen: einer Patientenedukation, einem Übungsprogramm und einer Qualitätskontrolle mittels Datenerhebung. Damit setzt es internationale Behandlungsleitlinien qualitätskontrolliert in die Praxis um.
Patientinnen und Patienten durchlaufen zu Beginn des Programms drei Einzelsitzungen mit Eintrittsuntersuchung, Tests und praktischer Einführung ins Übungsprogramm.
Danach folgen zwei Gruppensitzungen zur Wissensvermittlung, zur Beratung und zum Erfahrungsaustausch.
Im Anschluss finden weitere zwölf Gruppensitzungen statt, in denen die Teilnehmenden lernen, ihre Bewegungen und ihre Haltung zu kontrollieren, ihre Muskelkraft zu trainieren sowie funktionale Übungen in den Alltag zu integrieren.
In der letzten Einzelsitzung mit Austrittsuntersuchung wird der Erfolg überprüft. Die Patientin oder der Patient sowie die zuweisende Ärztin oder der zuweisende Arzt erhalten daraufhin einen Kurzbericht.
Mit einer ärztlichen Verordnung werden die Kurskosten (abzüglich Franchise und Selbstbehalt) durch die Krankenkasse übernommen.
Targeting weak points in the locomotor system
The Medbase Physio Check helps you actively address weaknesses in the locomotor system with professional guidance. The focus is on active strengthening to prevent tension, achieve better posture, and reduce the stress on your joints with a strengthened musculature.
The physiotherapist creates a training program tailored to your needs, which you can access via the Medbase physio.coach app at any time for independent training.
For whom is the Medical Physio Check suitable?
The Medbase Physio Check is suitable for adults. Especially people with sedentary professions or one-sided physical stresses at work can actively improve their posture, strengthen their musculature, and prevent tension with the Physio Check.
Arrange an individual appointment for physiotherapy (60 minutes) at your chosen location online or over the phone and mention «Physio Check».
Locations with individual physiotherapy
Arrange an individual appointment for physiotherapy (60 minutes) at your chosen location at a Medbase Sports Medical Center and mention «Physio Check» and «Helsana Primeo insurance».
Exceptions: Medbase Lancy Pont-Rouge and Medbase Thun Panorama Center Sports Medicine do not offer the Physio Check.
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.
Core strength endurance test
The core strength endurance test according to Swiss Olympic is a standardized basic strength test to determine the strength of the core muscles. It consists of three individual dynamic strength exercises performed using just the individual’s own body weight. This method is used to record the strength of the anterior, lateral and posterior group of core muscles.
Insufficiently trained core muscles not only have a negative impact on an individual’s perform in many different types of sports, but frequency are the reason for back and lower back complaints. On the one hand the core muscles are an important factor in stabilizing the body in many types of ball games, contact sports and martial arts; on the other hand, they play an important role in the prevention and treatment of back problems.
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
The standardize jump test according to Swiss Olympic provides accurate findings on the speed, jumping ability and endurance of the test person. The height and speed of the individual’s jumping capabilities can be precisely measured with the integration of the force-time record from a force platform, as other systems use the time in the air. In many types of sport, the jump test is used as the “data bearer values” and are often more useful than isolated strength tests as it tests the entire muscle group.
Calipometry is a widespread method for ascertaining the amount of subcutaneous fat. Using calipers (pincers), technicians measure the thickness of skin folds at different parts of the body.
The bioelectric impedance method determines the resistance between of the flow of an AC current as it passes through two or more points on the body.
The body contains different types of tissues with differing levels of electrolytes. The BIA can measure the water content, metabolically active cell tissue and fat mass of the individual body compartments. A further advantage of this method is that it can also identify visceral adipose tissue.
- Health questionnaire
- Thorough laboratory examinations (blood, urine)
- Medical examination incl. cardiovascular checks based on an exercise ECG, if necessary, with lactate measurements, and training information, organ check, pulmonary function, vaccination status
- Testing of the condition factors, musculoskeletal system check, motion assessment
- Nutrition check
- Life balance – personal position
- Discussion about the results and individual coaching
- Use of the wellness facilities
- Health report
The health check is aimed exclusively at customers of CSS Insurance. The health check is conducted over 2 half-days.
If additional examinations or further treatments are necessary, we can arrange this. All personal data is subject to medical confidentiality and are treated with absolute discretion.
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