Physiotherapy is in transition. While on the one hand physiotherapy chains are emerging, the image of the individual practices is changing gradually, also driven especially by private services. What role can nutrition play here? FIBO enquired.
Michael Heßberger and his wife operate a private physiotherapy practice in the German town of Johannesberg. In this municipality with a population of just over 4,000 near Aschaffenburg the two professionals offer shiatsu, yoga and nutrition advice in addition to manual therapies. In the past their practice was primarily funded by doctor’s referrals – over recent years, however, the percentage of revenue generated by private patients has risen markedly.