Physiotherapy in the group

The power of community: physiotherapy in a group

In today’s hectic and stressful society, it is more important than ever to take care of our physical health. One effective method of regaining mobility, relieving pain and improving general health is physiotherapy. Whilst individual treatments are a tried and tested method, group physiotherapy is becoming increasingly important.

Why group physiotherapy?

Group physiotherapy offers a wealth of benefits that go beyond individual treatment and support participants on their way to better health:

1. **Sense of community and social interaction:**

In the group, participants become part of a community where they support, encourage and motivate each other. This sense of belonging can provide a strong incentive to achieve one’s health goals.

2 **Variety of exercises and methods:**

A variety of exercises and methods can be used in a physiotherapy session, tailored to the individual needs and abilities of the participants. The variety makes it possible to address different aspects of health and improve physical fitness in a holistic way.

3 **Professional guidance and supervision:**

Under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist, participants can ensure that they perform the exercises correctly and benefit from the best possible care. The therapist can also make individualised adjustments to ensure that the exercises meet the needs of each individual.

4 **Mutual motivation and support:**

Participants can motivate, inspire and support each other to achieve their goals. The positive group dynamic can help participants feel more engaged and improve faster and more effectively.

5 **Cost effectiveness:**

Group physiotherapy is usually more cost-effective than individual treatments as the cost is shared between several participants. This makes participation in group sessions accessible to a wider section of the population.

Aims and methods of group physiotherapy

The aims of groups are varied and can be customised to meet the needs of the participants:

1. **Improving mobility and flexibility:**

One of the main aims of group physiotherapy is to improve the mobility and flexibility of participants. Through targeted stretching exercises and flexibility training, stiffness and restrictions in the joints can be reduced, leading to a greater range of movement and improved mobility.

2 **Strengthening the muscles and improving posture:**

Another aim of physiotherapy in the group is to strengthen the muscles and improve posture. Through targeted strengthening exercises, participants can build up and stabilise their muscles, which not only leads to improved posture and a reduction in poor posture, but also helps to prevent injuries.

3. pain relief and improvement in quality of life:**

Group physiotherapy can help to relieve pain and improve quality of life. By strengthening the muscles, improving mobility and promoting relaxation, pain can be reduced and the participants’ quality of life improved.

4 **Promoting independence in everyday life:**

Another important aim of physiotherapy in the group is to promote the participants’ independence in everyday life. By learning to strengthen their muscles, improve their mobility and correct their posture, participants are able to cope more easily with everyday activities such as walking, standing, bending and lifting.

5 **Promoting mental health and well-being:**

Last but not least, group physiotherapy is also helping to improve the mental health and well-being of participants. Through social interaction and sharing with other people, participants can feel supported, encouraged and motivated, which can lead to a greater sense of belonging and enjoyment of life.

Prescription options in Germany

Doctors can prescribe group physiotherapy in the same way as a normal physiotherapy prescription. For those insured by statutory health insurance funds, this is done on form 13, where the remedy according to the regulations is “group physiotherapy” or “group physiotherapy”. The number depends on the combination of ICD 10 code and diagnosis group and is usually 6 or 10 times. Double treatments are also useful and possible. (Further information on statutory prescriptions for physiotherapy can be found in our blog)

Privately insured patients can also be prescribed a physiotherapy group on the standard prescription (green, red or blue); in this case, the doctor is free to prescribe the number of treatments in compliance with the principle of cost-effectiveness.


Group physiotherapy offers a unique opportunity to improve health and well-being. It offers a supportive community, professional guidance, a variety of exercises and cost-effective solutions. If you are interested in attending a session, please contact our practice for more information and to make an appointment.