Medical training therapy (MTT)

The aim of medical training therapy is to develop the musculoskeletal system and build stamina through a series of targeted exercises.

Medical training therapy (MTT)

The aim of medical training therapy, or MTT for short, is to develop the musculoskeletal system and build stamina through a series of targeted exercises. These exercises are designed to improve mobility, coordination and strength and to train the cardiovascular system.

Unlike conventional fitness training or physiotherapy, MTT focuses on the medical aspects of exercise. The main indicators for MTT are improved mobility, support with rehabilitative measures and an improvement in physiological function. That said – above all, medical training therapy (MTT) should be fun! The intensive support, tailored programme of therapy and short, efficient training sessions aim to make exercise enjoyable and provide pain relief, especially for patients experiencing chronic pain or pain following surgery.

Which patients is medical training therapy suitable for?

Medical training therapy can be used

  • to alleviate musculoskeletal complaints such as stiffness or pain;
  • to treat chronic conditions or problems relating to overexertion;
  • to counteract a decline in fitness levels and physical endurance, and
  • to provide general improvement in strength, stamina and mobility.

Medical training therapy tends to be delivered with the support of a qualified physiotherapist and is suitable for people of all ages to achieve a variety of objectives. The therapy is often prescribed by a doctor, whereby the costs are covered by your health insurance provider.

To begin with, there would be one or two initial sessions in which the programme would be discussed with the patient and tailored to their needs. The patient would then be expected to carry out the exercises independently for the next three months or so.

Possible problems

Individuals with the following conditions may find it useful to try out MTT with the support of a physiotherapist:

  • chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system
  • rheumatic pain
  • back pain
  • issues relating to the rehabilitation after surgery
  • osteoporosis
  • respiratory or cardiovascular illness
  • reduced physical function

Why should you choose Swiss Medical Network for your medical training therapy (MTT)?

Our physiotherapists have the best and most up-to-date training and qualifications. At the clinics where we deliver medical training therapy as part of our physiotherapy services, our patients enjoy comprehensive, holistic treatment and care tailored to their individual needs.


How long does a medical training therapy session last?

MTT sessions tend to take around 30 minutes. The key thing is that the training is tailored to suit the patient’s needs and that it’s enjoyable. The length and content of the training may therefore vary from person to person.

How long does the treatment last?

After several one-to-one sessions in which you will get to grip with the exercises with support from a qualified physiotherapist, you will then be expected to carry out the exercises independently and in your own time for the following three months.

How do I get a referral for medical training therapy?

MTT is prescribed by your doctor. This may be your GP or a specialist doctor that is responsible for treating your musculoskeletal condition, such as an orthopedist. MTT can also be prescribed by a pain specialist or rheumatologist.

Is medical training therapy covered by health insurance?

If MTT has been prescribed for you by a doctor, the costs will be covered by your health or accident insurance. Depending on the insurance provider and policy, patients may be expected to pay an excess.

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