Fáth Gabriella

physiotherapist

Thanks to my parents, sports were a part of my everyday life. Both of my parents being professional decathlon coaches, it was obvious that I will also compete in this sport. I am very happy to have had the chance of doing sports already from an early age, as I believe that it is very important to create a love for sports even from an early age. This love of sports will then accompany the person throughout its whole life, which in itself is a great way to prevent countless diseases and illnesses. Also I believe that sports teaches many things to us about life itself.

It was this love of sports that led me to choice of higher education. However, instead of coaching, I choose a profession where I could help people. I believe that the work of a physiotherapist perfectly combines the love of sports and movement with helping and turning to those people who require medical assistance. I have always thought that sports must play a very distinct part of a person’s life, also as a therapist we must act a role model for our patients to encourage them. That is why I am still active as an athlete and exercise as much as my free time allows me to.

I have completed my bachelor studies as a physiotherapist at the Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences. Since I always wanted to work with the treatment of the locomotive system of the body, during my summertime as a university student I worked as a volunteer at the National Institute of Physiotherapy and Rheumatology.

After finishing my degree, I have complete the „A” course in the McKenzie Method, which gave me experience in the treatment and examination of patients suffering from back and radiating pain, furthermore I have also completed a course in Kinematic Taping. Currently I am enrolled in the master’s training program of the Master’s Faculty of Semmelweis University of Health Sciences, which I am planning to finish during the spring of 2017.

During my master’s program I had the chance to get a glimpse of several manual therapy methods, amongst others: Manual Therapy following the Maitland concept, the Terrier soft tissue mobilisation technique and the Barvicenko manual therapy. Furthermore, I gained a deeper understanding of the segmentisation stabilisation technique, which is a vital part of my therapies.

I find that communication with the patient is very important. This way they understand the roots of their illness and also understand the road that leads to their recovery, which makes them much more motivated and active during our therapy.