Our internal PhysioCenter at the Pyramid Clinic

Our team of physiotherapists in Seefeld specialises in early rehabilitation for patients during their stay at the clinic and in outpatient follow-up treatment after discharge from the clinic. Patients receive comprehensive care and support, from hospital admission through to outpatient rehabilitation. Daily consultation with the attending specialists is a routine part of care, ensuring optimal, personalised rehabilitation. All therapeutic goals and treatment measures are determined jointly, based on a detailed review of the findings.

At our clinic, we tend towards an outpatient approach to rehabilitation in physiotherapy. The new surgical techniques and the resulting speedy recovery mean that an additional inpatient stay in a rehabilitation clinic is generally no longer necessary. However, upon request or based on clear indication, we will be happy to arrange inpatient rehabilitation.

The physiotherapy department at the Pyramid Clinic Seefeld in Zurich treats patients who have undergone surgery here at the clinic as well as patients with external referrals.

Range of treatments in Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Centre specialises is early rehabilitation during and after a stay in hospital and offers all forms of traditional physiotherapy and other therapies:


Manual therapy uses specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to detect and treat dysfunctions in the musculoskeletal system. Its special hands-on techniques are used to locate and analyse impairment in mobility in the joints of the extremities or the spine. These techniques are used to alleviate pain as well as to improve mobility in areas where there is restriction of movement, if this is caused by reversible dysfunction of the joint or the muscles surrounding the joint. Selection of the relevant mobilisation techniques is based on the medical findings, the restricted direction of movement and the type of joint.

Manuel Therapy


Shockwave therapy – an effective treatment for musculoskeletal disorders

Shockwave therapy uses radial, low-energy shock waves to treat tendinitis due to overuse, as well as calcification and bone-healing disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The shockwaves lead to increased blood supply throughout the painful area with the aim of improving the metabolism in the tissue. The increase in metabolism supports the removal of solutes, such as calcium particles from calcifications. The therapy can be used successfully in a number of medical conditions, including:

  • Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Joint pain due to overuse
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Supraspinatus tendinitis
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Tibial crest syndrome
  • Trochanteric tendinopathy
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Achillodynia
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel spur)
  • Pseudarthroses

Shockwave therapy


Faster healing through targeted electro-stimulation

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a medical electro-stimulation treatment with a weak, low-frequency alternating current, which is used primarily to treat pain (analgesia) and for muscle stimulation. TENS was developed in the 1970s. Electrical stimuli are applied to the skin via electrodes. Frequencies between 1 and 100 Hz are commonly used, and the electrodes are placed in the area around the painful site. The stimulation itself is not painful and leads at most to a tingling of the skin. At the clinic, we use electrical stimulation primarily to combat atrophy of the muscles during the patient’s stay, but also to treat pain on an outpatient basis in individual cases. With the targeted postoperative stimulation of the muscles at the site of surgery, we achieve faster healing, better pain relief and significantly less muscle atrophy.


Highly effective pain relief through laser therapy

We use an Opton 7-watt laser for our laser therapy. This is a specially developed, high-performance laser for use in physical medicine. The effectiveness of the procedure has been studied and is well documented. It is a highly effective pain therapy that acts locally, directly at the site of pain, as well as systemically. In addition to the analgesia, the biostimulation helps tissue to regenerate faster. This treatment is used in musculoskeletal illnesses, tendopathy, neuralgia, skin diseases and scar treatment.

Laser therapy


Ultrasound therapy: healing for muscle and tendon injuries

In the broadest sense, ultrasound can be seen as a form of electrotherapy. In an ultrasound machine, an electric current is converted to high-frequency sound waves of about 1 MHz. The ultrasound is applied via a conductive gel to the affected region using a transducer with a surface area of around 5–6 cm2. Circling movements are used and the ultrasound can be either continuous or pulsed. Pulsed ultrasound has a lower heating effect and is therefore less intense. The treatment results in increased blood flow, improved cell metabolism and raising of the pain threshold. Injuries to muscles and tendons can thus heal faster. Ultrasound is often used in combination with traditional electrotherapy. Ultrasound can also be utilised to drive medication into the tissue in a method called iontophoresis.

Ultrasound therapy


Gait optimisation is the primary objective of gait training. This includes a precise analysis of the patient’s gait by the therapists and identifying any adaptive postures and compensatory mechanisms. Gait training is useful following surgery such as hip operations with adaptive limping, knee replacement surgery and various other surgical interventions for the lower extremities. Gait training is also useful in neurological conditions. We work on treadmills with lamellar technology. These were developed especially for professional sports and rehabilitation. This technology is based on nature’s specifications, so that the most natural form of human movement – walking – can be carried out as normally as possible. When you step on a conventional treadmill, the friction between the belt surface and the floorboard creates a stop effect which returns a considerable amount of the force of the step to the joints and can lead to maladaptive movement patterns. The higher the weight and speed of the person training, the larger this negative effect becomes.

Gait Training


We can provide expert advice in your home or office on request. We will be happy to analyse and determine the best sitting/working position for your specific needs and support you and/or your company during the work process, providing you with tailored analysis and advice. We offer seminars, workshops and personal coaching on a variety of topics to meet your individual needs or can arrange for experts to consult on a wide variety of health issues.

Professional performance diagnostics and athlete support

Communication among the athlete, trainer, specialist and therapist is a top priority during traditional rehabilitation after injury. Only in this way can we ensure the best solution for the individual athlete and guarantee a fast return to competition in his or her sport. In performance diagnostics, we offer strength measurement, isokinetics, trunk strength and jumping strength. Further performance tests such as lactic acid measurements, ECG, pulmonary function tests, etc. can be arranged very quickly.

Skilled and dedicated team

The skilled and dedicated physiotherapy team at the Pyramid Clinic will work for your well-being and rapid recovery.

The physiotherapists at the Pyramid Clinic treat patients who have undergone surgery here at the clinic as well as external patients who have been referred to us.

Daniel De Arriba Torres

Daniel de Arriba Torres

Head of Physiotherapy,

Sonja Perez

Sonja Perez


Natascha Zumbühl

Natascha Zumbühl


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PhysioCenter Pyramide

Haus zur Pyramide
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CH-8008 Zürich

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