Presentation: “Challenge of Chronic Diseases: Vascular Physical Therapy as a therapeutic approach innovative in the field of Microcirculation” (1st International Congress of Nutrition and Orthomolecular Medicine 2016)
Today the great challenge of medicine is no longer medical care in acute cases, as it was until the middle of the last century in which infectious diseases and injuries were the major causes of illness and mortality. In the last 60 years the situation has completely changed.
Currently 9 out of 10 people die from a chronic illness. These diseases are self-management diseases. Small decisions in daily life such as eating, physical movement, stress management, drug use and many other factors are what determine the development of chronic disease.
The physician is largely subordinate. It is plan B. He can set the course, but the one who has to walk is the patient.
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) attributes the success of treatment in diabetics to 90% of patients’ behavior. Meanwhile, from an epidemiological point of view, diabetes is a global epidemic. One of the biggest risk factors is obesity, which has harmful consequences.
For the first time in the history of medicine we are reaching a point where a part of the younger generation will have a lower life expectancy than the generation of their parents.
- Three quarters of all diabetics die from myocardial infarction.
- Strokes are four times more common in diabetics.
- Depressions and Parkinson’s are about twice as common as in the normal population.
- The risk of dementia is three times higher.
- Plus eleven times greater hypertension.
All the metabolic processes of the human organism require the proper functioning of the microcirculation. If it is disturbed, circulatory disorders occur.
The deterioration of the function of the microcirculation accompanies a large number of diseases (for example Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases …).
BEMER Vascular Physical Therapy is indicated for primary and secondary prevention or as complementary therapy for diseases resulting from a disturbed microcirculation due to limited vasomotion.
A technology has value, if it achieves relevant medical results. In BEMER Vascular Physical Therapy the multiple observations, examinations and studies carried out over the last 15 years with thousands of patients, Described in the last clinical evaluation of 2014, demonstrate nine areas in which BEMER therapy is relevant for its application in everyday medicine.
These are the following diseases:
- Chronic scarring problems
- Chronic degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus
- Polyneuropathies caused by Diabetes Mellitus or after cancer treatments
- Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Diseases
- Chronic fatigue (eg patients with chronic stress or multiple sclerosis)
- Acute and Chronic Pain
- Pains that restrict the quality of life
- Chronic metabolic problems (eg, Diabetes Mellitus, problems of fat metabolism)
- Organic insufficiency (eg liver dysfunction, multiple organ dysfunction)
This spectrum covers approximately 80% of all patients within primary care and demonstrates the broad field of application of this technology, which extends from the entire area of internal medicine to orthopedics to neurology
The results obtained in the various studies, evaluations and observations highlight the possibilities, when patients take their own initiative in the management of their illnesses through complementary technology and the sponsorship of a qualified therapist.
CV – Dr. Burger
Medical studies: 1989-1999 at the Ludwig-Franzens Universität, Innsbruck / Austria.
Specialist training for diagnostic and interventional radiology / Feldkirch Hospital / Austria.
Since 2007: specialist in radiology.
Member of Scientific Board
International Microvascular Net (IMIN), Brussels
July 2015 – Present (1 year 10 months)
Strategy and Business Development
2013 – Present (4 years)
Medical Market Development and Education
BEMER Int AG
2011 – 2013 (2 years)
June 2009 – March 2011 (1 year 10 months)
Facharzt f. Diag. Radiologie
March 2007 – May 2009 (2 years 3 months)
Born in Munich on February 22,
1977-1989: Visit of the Lycee Francais Jena Renoir in Munich
1989-1999: Study of Human Medicine at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck.
1995-2000: Scientific assistant at the Institute of Anatomy with the core areas
Training, radiological interventions as well as scientific work on radiological
1999: Doctorate to Dr. med. Univ.
2000-2001: Gymnastics surgeon LKH Bregenz
2001-2007: Training as FA for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Institute
For radiology LKH Feldkirch.
2007: European FA examination -Radiology- AKH Vienna
2007-2009: Department responsible for MRI Department of Radiology LKH Feldkirch.
2009-2012: Private Radiological Practice Triesen / Liechtenstein.
2012-today: Medical Expert BEMER Int AG