Our Physiotherapists 

The task of the physiotherapist is it to take on the role of facilitating the treatment and therapy of patients who suffer from physical challenges. Physiotherapists work with a variety of patients, usually helping them with recovery and therapy but also improving their wellness with massage. Our physiotherapists have strong interpersonal skills and strong knowledge of physiotherapy techniques. They make assessments of passenger’s physical conditions, formulate treatment plans to address the conditions and needs of each person on board and conduct complex mobilization and manipulation techniques (also in groups).

One of our physiotherapists' aims is it to educate vacationers on how to prevent injuries and live a healthy lifestyle. Further they plan and organize physiotherapy and fitness programs (aqua fitness and fitness on land) on board during our passenger's holidays.

There are specialized treatment technics commonly used by your physiotherapist.  Three of the main approaches are the following:

1. Education and advice

One of the main aspects of physiotherapy involves looking at the body as a whole. Therefore, giving general advice about ways to improve your wellbeing like talking about regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of treatment. They can also give you specific advice due to everyday activities, to look after yourself and reduce your risk of pain or injury.

2. Movement and exercise

Our physiotherapist will probably recommend movement and exercise to help improving your mobility and function. Physiotherapy exercises have been scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways that you can solve or prevent pain and injury. This may include:

  • Exercises designed to improve movement and strength in a specific part of the body. Those tasks usually need to be repeated regularly for a set length of time

  • Activities that involve moving your whole body like walking, swimming or aqua fitness

  • Exercises carried out in warm, shallow water (hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy). The water can help you to relax and supports the muscles and joints, while providing resistance to help you to gradually get stronger

Our physiotherapists are experts in the prescription of the "best exercises" and the most appropriate "exercise dose" for you. They will incorporate essential components of pilatesyoga and exercise physiology to provide the best result. 

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3. Manual therapy

Manual therapy is a technique where a physiotherapist uses their hands to manipulate, mobilize and massage the body tissues.

Our physiotherapists are trained in hands-on physiotherapy techniques such as:

Manual therapy can help:

  • to relieve pain and stiffness

  • to improve blood circulation

  • to  drain fluids more efficiently from parts of the body 

  • to improve the movement of different parts of the body 

  • to promote relaxation

Manual therapy can be used to treat specific problems, such as back pain, but may also be useful for a range of conditions that don't affect the bones, joints or muscles.

For example, massage may improve quality of life for some people with serious or long-term conditions by reducing levels of anxiety and improving sleep quality.

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Other techniques

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS): a small, battery-operated device is used to deliver an electric current to the affected area, with the aim of relieving pain.

  • Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves are used to treat deep tissue injuries by stimulating blood circulation and cell activity, with the aim of reducing pain and spasms, as well as speeding up healing. 

  • Taping: Strapping and taping techniques are used to prevent injuries by immobilizing certain joints. This can take tension off of strained areas and allow better healing.

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13A ATLANTIDOS STR
54454 THESSALONIKI 
GREECE

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+30 694 050 7509

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