FTZ – Mühldorf Physical Therapy Center

Therapy and fitness are perfectly combined under one roof at the FTZ – Fitness Therapy Center in Mühldorf am Inn. The goal is always to provide clients with holistic, interdisciplinary and best possible support. This includes a smooth transition from therapeutic treatments to their physical continuation in the training area, which is safely and extremely successfully implemented with the in-house F4 concept: 50 percent of F4 patients complete follow-up training in the area fitness.

The three founders of FTZ, Eric Rudhof, Klaus Hornung and Franz Prost, met through their shared passion for endurance sports. With the founding of FTZ, they realized a common goal: a holistic offer that has not yet been found on the marketin which training and therapy are perfectly linked.

The founders’ guiding principle still runs like a red thread through the company today: “When someone walks through the front door, regardless of the situation they find themselves in, whether they’re a competitive athlete or a senior with degenerative diseases, whether you are a young person, would like to work on your performance or come to us after an injury or operation – we can use our interdisciplinary measures and tools to develop a concept of therapy and training that will help you.”


Successful from the start

The FTZ was opened in Mühldorf in 2007 on an area of ​​1,600 square meters. With a Combination of physiotherapy, gymnastics, occupational therapy and speech therapy offers the holistic approach to turning inactive people into active people.

B.Even before the opening, around 330 members had joined decided to become a member of the FTZ. 1,000 visitors attended the opening event. The municipality of Mühldorf am Inn has just over 20,000 inhabitants, which makes the two figures even more impressive. On the one hand, the positive response from the people of Mühldorf is due to the fact that the founders were and are very well networked in the region. On the other hand, word has spread that the FTZ a studio concept that has never existed before has been launched.

Continuous growth

The demand from clients and patients has remained high since the foundation of the center, so the The facilities were expanded three times over the years. it had to be. In 2009, the FTZ was expanded to 1,800 square meters to create more space for fitness offerings, especially in the strength area. In the course of the studio’s second expansion to 2,000 square meters in 2011, a new, larger, separate room was created for the F4 therapy concept, strength and endurance training got additional space, and a training grotto was installed. salt, which complemented regeneration and well-being. offer. With the studio’s third expansion to 2,500 square meters in 2016, more space was created for functional training as well as strength and endurance training.

Diversity for Health

As a “fitness and therapy center”, the FTZ positions itself as a high-end health-oriented facility with its wide range of training options and intensive support. The USP of the FTZ is quality. This quality is based on individual training plans, regular fitness checks and the high quality of care provided by coaches and therapists. Regular motivational aids and personal consultations complement the support concept.

The training offer includes several Concepts that are individually tailored to individual customers can: back plus, nutrition and weight loss programs, a 40-plus concept, body design and also barbell training.

ZLC’s health orientation is experienced through a wide range of courses in prevention, medical training therapy (MTT), business health management (BGM), the salt grotto, magnetic field cell stimulation, training therapeutic rehabilitation aftercare (T-Rena), physical therapy in the device (KGG) and the alternative practice practice “INNNatur”, which is run by FTZ co-owner and former competitive skeleton athlete Andy Böhme.


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With F4 from therapy to training

What Link between therapy and fitness Do those responsible for the ZLC have that ‘Functional F4’ concept developed that prepares patients under therapeutic supervision for independent training.

The impetus for this development came from necessity. After therapy, many patients were unable to train independently on the equipment because deficits in the postural area had not yet been remedied. The reason for this was and is the rigid specifications of billing agencies for therapists and doctors.that many times do not allow the therapy that patients really need.

The heart of the F4 concept is the training control software. It was specially developed for the needs and demands of the Free Zone. The name ‘F4’ comes from functional training in four areas: function production, function enhancement, motor development (especially in children), and performance enhancement. The F4 software is available in medical and fitness versions..


medical f4

The F4 concept starts in the medical version for the patient with a trial of approximately one hour for a
physiotherapists The test includes several mobility tests according to therapeutic guidelines, motor tests, posture analysis, a gait analysis and a history interview. the The results of these diagnostic procedures are recorded in the software and transferred there to an individual training program via stored links and an evaluation scale.

The design of the training plan is partly automatic, i. h the therapist controls the training goal via his input, the F4 software calculates the training program for function output. It consists of ten individual training units with three-to-one supervision:
based on the physical therapy of the device, so no workout is the same. Each patient receives an individual software training plan for each unit, which consists of warm-up, proprioceptive exercises, coordination training, flexibility training, and strength training. The training progress is entered regularly and thus adapted to the training program.

An answer to one of the big questions in the industry.

A The success factor of this approach is the awareness work. Patients understand which constellation or relief posture is causing them problems and how the training works against them. First, incorrect movement patterns are broken. After that, the correct movements are learned and then stabilized. After completing the first ten units, a new test is carried out, in which the successes are clearly visible, and the subsequent procedure is also analyzed.

When the goal is reached, the customer can continue their training with the fitness variant F4. In both variants, the F4 concept promotes and facilitates the start of physical or follow-up training after therapy or acts, as in FTZ, as a link between therapy and physical training. “50 percent of our F4 patients complete follow-up training in the fitness area. With this, we are providing an answer to one of the big questions in the industry,” says managing director Eric Rudhof. The F4 concept is tailored to the FTZ, but can also be flexibly adapted to the needs of other studios or practices and purchased as a license.



Customer loyalty through personal trust.

That FTZ intensive care concept is designed to ensure there is close personal contact with the customer, which the team actively seeks and maintains – without pressure, but with the time budget required in each particular case. Several old clients could be helped at the beginning of therapy. This creates a personal base of trust with many clients, leading to a close bond. As a result, a friendly, homey feel-good atmosphere has developed at the FTZ, which is appreciated by members, from young to old, from patients to competitive athletes, as well as the employees who implement the concept every day.

Qualified Employees

When selecting employees, FTZ management sets its criteria accordingly high. “We expect a little more substance and a somewhat broader basic knowledge than a B license,” explains CEO Daniel Klemisch. “We train many of our employees at the DHfPG and the BSA Academy. We employ several fitness economics course graduates and dual students, as well as sports and fitness employees, and have had very good experiences.”

In addition to very high-quality training and special additional training, teamwork and a sense of responsibility are expected of FTZ employees. Team members must also enjoy working with people, independently and with innovative thinking.


strong competition

The competition between the studios in Mühldorf and the neighboring towns has become stronger in recent years. “In the last three or four years in particular, there have been new openings by competitors in the low-price franchise sector. It wasn’t dramatic for us, but it was remarkable,” explains Daniel Klemisch. “We’ll stick to our own orientation to health and continue betting on quality and our care concept. Other concepts also have their justification and in the meantime the clients who have left have come back to us.”

network and cooperation

The FTZ cooperates with various fitness studios in the area in the BGM area with a similar orientation to cover a larger catchment area. As a result, each individual studio in this network gains additional members.

In addition, constant contact is maintained with all the doctors in the area. Due to the fact that the patients at the FTZ are taken care of in a comprehensive and long-term manner, a relief is noted in the medical practices and they also receive a lot of positive feedback from satisfied patients. That gets better anyway very good reputation of the CFZ in the region perceptible.

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