Review 2016

(CCD Süd / South, 1. Floor, Room 3)

Photo: Young woman uses an exercise device at MEDICA

16 - 17 November 2016
Wednesday + Thursday

Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd
CCD Süd / South

Focal Topic 2016: Joints and Joint Replacement

Joints need movement. Of which they live. A good body awareness promotes joint-friendly behavior. This also applies to patients with osteoarthritis or joint replacement. Sports, physiotherapy and spiral dynamics provide effective preventive and therapeutic strategies for people who want to claim their joints.

The MEDICA PHYSIO CONFERENCE is organized by Georg Thieme Verlag and FiHH The Fortbildungsinstitut. The conference language is German.

The participation in the MEDICA PHYSIO CONFERENCE is a charged and requires a separate ticket order with registration. The conference ticket includes the visit of the two trade fairs MEDICA and COMPAMED and of all MEDICA / COMPAMED forums.


The lectures and workshops 2016

Wednesday, 16 Nov. 2016
    • The potential of musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Therapy instead of surgery: spiral dynamics
    • Assessments in knee and hip osteoarthritis
    • Manual therapy : traction and compression of incipient osteoarthritis
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Thursday, 17 Nov. 2016
    • Update arthroplasty: the "artificial" shoulder, hip and knee joint
    • Pre- and postoperative physiotherapy for patients with hip arthroplasty
    • The role of the M. gluteus minimus for the stability of the hip joint
    • Physical therapy for patients with shoulder joint endoprostheses
    • Stability of the shoulder joint and the role of the shoulder girdle
MPC Program 2016 in German [Version: 10 October 2016, subject to changes]

Impressions from the practice of physical therapy - photo gallery

Please click on the arrows on the right or on the left of each picture to browse through the pictures. For a bigger view please click the symbol below the lower right corner of each picture.

Photo: Visitor at MEDICA looks at a special suit that hampers movement
Unexpected meeting: an "age suit" like this hampers movement and sight. The wearer is supposed to feel like an elderly person.
Photo: Young woman is suspended in a rehabilitation robot that supports walking
Rehabilitation robots like this relieve patients who, for example, recover from a stroke and need to learn how to walk again. They can focus on the movement while the robot carries their weight.
Photo: Colorful therapy balls for exercises and for sitting
Therapy balls like these are just one of the many products for physical therapy that can be found at MEDICA each year.
Photo: Fair visitors watch a software for gait analysis at a monitor
ICT is conquering physcial therapy, too. Software like this for gait analysis can show skeletal malpositions and...
Photo: Software for gait analysis shown at a monitor the therapeutic decisions and the work of orthopedists, physcial therapists and manufacturers of therapeutic aids.
Photo: Fair visitors look at images and models of the spine at a monitor
The right bearing of legs and spine is closely connected.
Photo: Therapeutic excercise weights in many different colors
Not only colorful balls, but also colorful weights are used in rehabilitation.
Photo: Barbara Steffens visits MEDICA
Barbara Steffens (right), Minister of Health, Emancipation, Care and Age for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westfalia, is a regular visitor of MEDICA. An exhibitor is showing her therapeutic exercises.
Photo: Visitor during an exercise
Visitors of MEDICA can set their own hands (and feet and knees) to the numerous exercise tools.
Photo: Exhibitor is showcasing a bow-shaped exercise tool
And if you do not want to get active yourself: our exhibitors like to show their tools to you.

Organizers of the MEDICA PHYSIO CONFERENCE / Contact partners

Graphic: Logo of Thieme Verlag

Georg Thieme Verlag KG

Contact: Rosi Haarer-Becker
Rüdigerstraße 14
70469 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 8931-848
Fax: +49 (0)711 8931-874

More about Georg Thieme Verlag at: (German homepage only)
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Harste-Westendorf GmbH & Co. KG
Wandalenweg 14-20

20097 Hamburg
More about the FIHH at: (German homepage only)