Tanja Rauter Pungartnik, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, head of medical services and wellness at Terme Ptuj
"Lower back pain is a very frequent condition experienced by our patients which makes effective mitigation of this problem a true challenge for us. Our expert team keeps in step with the latest rehabilitation programmes that have a very clear-cut goal – eliminating lower back pain. Literature states that the most effective cure is exercise, but there are a myriad such exercises, which makes it important for us pinpoint a suitable programme of exercises for each individual that will help them and stabilise their spine. Exercises are sometimes necessarily preceded by mobilisation, manipulation, localised therapy of trigger points, relaxation methods and other physical procedures. Thermal water and massages are a welcome accompaniment to the intensive learning and performance of exercises."