Contact your doctor
Contact your doctor if you have an injury, discomfort or pains to make sure of what is wrong and to be referred for the correct treatment.

Seek qualified help
It may be necessary to get help from a professional therapist to bring your discomfort or injury to an end and avoid a recurrence.

Here we present four classic treatment forms:

Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist is authorised by The Danish Health and Medicines Authority to diagnose, treat and prevent pain in muscles and joints.

When do you need a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist helps to prevent, treat and rehabilitate physical problems resulting from, among other causes, overstrained muscles, as well as inflammation in the muscles, tendons and joints, for example:

  • Sprains
  • Migraine
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Various work injuries

You will receive guidance and advice on correct working positions and individually customised training exercises.

How the physiotherapist works
The physiotherapist begins with a discussion to identify the need for treatment and uses manual treatment to reduce discomfort and pain.
The course of treatment almost always includes daily exercises that help to repair damage.

It takes three and a half years to become a qualified physiotherapist.

Contact your doctor
Always seek a physician or licensed therapist, if the pain has the same intensity for more than 36 hours.

 

Chiropractor

A chiropractor is authorised by The Danish Health and Medicines Authority to diagnose, treat and prevent pain in muscles, bones and joints.

When do you need a chiropractor?
Many people consult a chiropractor because of sudden back pain or after a longer period with tension, rheumatism or aches.

Common reasons are because you have pain because of repeating the same movement again and again at work, or because you have serious neck problems or a slipped disc.

How the chiropractor works
The treatment begins with the chiropractor locating the cause of the pain through questioning and an examination and making a diagnosis.

Among other things, the chiropractor uses manual treatment techniques to loosen and stretch tight or locked muscles/joints in the body that are causing pain.

A chiropractor can provide advice and guidance on how to minimise discomfort.

It takes five years to become a trained chiropractor.

Contact your doctor
Always seek a physician or licensed therapist, if the pain has the same intensity for more than 36 hours.

Masseur

A masseur loosens tensions to boost blood circulation so that waste substances are expelled.

When do you need a masseur?
A masseur helps to loosen muscle tension and get muscles to relax and thereby prevent and relieve discomforts such as headaches and overstrained muscles.

How the masseur works
The masseur warms and softens the muscles that are causing pain.
When the muscles are more flexible, blood circulation is improved.
Accumulated waste substances are carried away and fresh oxygen and nutrients find their way to the muscle.

Contact your doctor
Always seek a physician or licensed therapist, if the pain has the same intensity for more than 36 hours.

Registration with RAB ensures that the masseur lives up to Danish Health and Medicine Authority requirements and has undergone at least 660 hours of training in, for example, anatomy and physiology.

Reflexologist

A reflexologist relieves pain and discomfort by stimulating pressure points on the feet.

When do you need a reflexologist?
A reflexologist helps to prevent and relieve discomfort such as joint and muscle pain and to restore the body's balance.
Reflexology is particularly good to relieve:

  • Stress
  • Migraine
  • Muscle tensions

How the reflexologist works
A reflexologist treats imbalance in the body by pressing on reflex zones in the feet and lower legs, often combined with muscular therapy.

 

Reflexology training takes 2 years and registration with RAB ensures that the therapist complies with Danish Health and Medicine Authority requirements.

Contact your doctor
Always seek a physician or licensed therapist, if the pain has the same intensity for more than 36 hours.