Address: Calwerstraße 14
72076 Tübingen

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Fax number: 07071 29-4141

Exercise Therapy

The contribution of movement therapy to the overall treatment concept of the mentally ill is based on the knowledge of the interaction between body and psyche. Psychological experience is expressed on the body level, just as physical experience has an effect on the psyche.

With the help of movement offers we want to encourage the patients to take up relationships with themselves and others. We understand our work as an intervention directed at the psychosomatic process. In doing so, we see and treat the patient holistically in his or her physical, emotional and cognitive characteristics.



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Independent action through movement

By experiencing the reality of their body, space and time, patients can experience order and structure. An important aspect here is the call to self-activity. In our treatment sessions, patients are constantly encouraged to find their own movements and thus to act independently. The ability to recognise and implement one's own needs, which has been lost in so many patients, can thus be regained in a creative way.

In addition, in recent years, various studies have demonstrated a variety of positive effects for different psychiatric clinical pictures through increased cardiovascular activity. We make use of this both in our groups - but also in our individual therapeutic offers, in order to support the psycho- and pharmacotherapeutic treatment.


Our team consists of employees from different professional groups with additional qualifications in

  • Concentrative movement therapy KBT
  • Functional relaxation
  • Feldenkrais
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Qi Gong
  • Body therapy & body schema therapy
  • Sports Therapy
  • Functional movement therapy
  • Bobath
  • Manual Therapy
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Mindfulness based offers
  • Exercise Science
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Therapeutic boxing
  • Yoga


The concept of movement therapy is based on the guidelines of Sophie Krietsch:

  • Relationship to one's own body
  • Relationship to space and time
  • Relationship to things
  • Relationship to fellow human beings

On this basis, different, specific treatment offers are developed, which are adapted to the respective clinical pictures.
Embedded in the disease-specific treatment program, a weekly meeting takes place in order to design the best possible therapy for each patient in an interdisciplinary exchange with all treating professional groups.

A disease-specific ward group is held at least twice a week for all patients who are able to participate in groups. In addition, there are ward-wide offers in which the patients can gain additional movement experience.

  • Various running groups
  • Cane martial arts
  • Groups / Sports games
  • Qi Gong
  • Equipment-supported strength and endurance training

Complementary to group services, we also offer patients the setting of individual therapy. The constant two-way relationship between patient and therapist offers a different framework than group therapy. Here it is usually more possible for the patient to become aware of strengths and weaknesses in their body experience. This is especially useful for patients

  • who would find participation in a group overwhelming, but for whom movement therapy intervention is already a meaningful measure
  • who need support to increase drive and daily structure
  • who need a classical physiotherapeutic treatment due to a somatic diagnosis
  • who want to try to regulate their emotions better
  • who can benefit from body schema therapy
  • who have a somatic or body-therapeutic problem and can benefit from a massage

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