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Renato Dirks

I am Ostfriese, and I was born on the second most beautiful island in the world (after Mallorca): Norderney.

I realised early on that movement would play an important role in my life, despite Norderney being very small (14 km long and just 2 km wide).

That’s how I knew that I wanted to become a physiotherapist, in addition to the fact that my girlfriend at the time, Silvia (now my wife of over 30 years) had already completed her training.

Right after my training, I opened my own practice in Oldenburg. 

My life motto is “movement is life, and without it, life stops happening”.

The healthier and freer of pain we can be, the better we feel, and the easier it is for me to be optimistic. 

Taking enough exercise, following a sound and healthy diet, all rounded off with positive encounters in life make up my basic principles.

I recommend a diet which follows the 80/20 rule, which consists of 80 percent ‘essential foods’. Not only will this help you to eat lots of fruit and vegetables, but it will also keep your acid-base balance in check.

No one is born an optimist or a pessimist. Just like riding a bike, a positive attitude to life is something that can be learned. Each and every day, it is up to you to decide whether you will see the good or the bad in each situation we find ourselves in. 

You can change… And live!

Renato Dirks

  • Alternative practitioner, member of the BDH (German Association of Alternative Practitioners)
  • Sports osteopath, member of the VOSD (German School of Osteopathy)
  • Physiotherapist with over 25 years’ experience
  • Pain therapist following the Liebscher and Bracht/LNB method
  • Certified specialist therapist in EFDMA (FDM according to Typaldos), member of EFDMA
  • Soft osteopathy practices according to Ackermann
  • Manual therapist
  • F.O.I. Functional Orthonomy and Integration
  • Medical flossing
  • Training as a medically-approved lymphatic drainage and oedema therapist
  • Sports physiotherapist of the DSB (German Sports Association)
  • Training as a CYRIAX therapist at the Internal Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine (IAOM)
  • Leader at the back-training school of the ZVK (German Physiotherapy Association) and the DGOT (German
    Association of Osteopathic Therapy)
  • Rocktape instructor (sport taping)
  • 12-times Ironman, 4-times Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, former 2nd Bundesliga handball player
The Dalai Lama was asked what surprised him the most; he replied:
Man, as he sacrifices his health to make money.
Then he sacrifices his money to get his health back.
He is so fixated on the future that he cannot enjoy the present.
The result is that he lives neither in the future nor in the present.
He lives as if he would never die, and he dies as if he had never lived.

— Dalai Lama —

Silvia Dirks

For as long as I can remember, I have always been happy moving around and doing sports.

Even as an infant, I was in the gym, and would later discover swimming, tennis, badminton, aerobics and yoga. After finishing secondary school, I decided pursue training in physiotherapy because I was fascinated by the functions of the body and its amazing capacity to adapt in all senses.

In 1988, a great dream came true and my daughter was born: a wonderful time as both a mother and a physiotherapist!

For 30 years, I was highly motivated to help make people happy by freeing them of their pain and helping them to achieve functional improvements.

In addition, from 2013, I started “one-to-one” personal training, supporting healthy people in their exercise training.

My main areas of focus here were functional training, marathons, triathlons, 2nd Bundesliga, 7x Ironman, running training and Fascia-Yoga.

I have been a proud dog owner since 2019, and have been living in Mallorca since April 2021.

Here my journey of “movement” will continue on its path…

Silvia Dirks

  • Physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience
  • Pain therapist following the Liebscher and Bracht method
  • FAYO® Trainer
  • Certified fascia therapist according to Typaldos (EFDMA)
  • Sectoral alternative-medicine practitioner in physiotherapy
  • Soft osteopathy practices according to Dr. Ackermann
  • Myofascial trigger-point therapy
  • Facia manipulation according to Seven Kruse applying FAZER by ARTZT vitality
  • F.O.I. Functional Orthonomy and Integration
  • Medical flossing
  • Manual therapy
  • KG on the device
  • Personal trainer with ‘A-type’ license
  • Running trainer
  • Nordic walking instructor
  • Rocktape instructor (Sport Taping)
  • Former triathlon participant (7 x IRONMAN)

Alika

Silvia’s therapy dog makes a huge contribution to our team, and helps out wherever he can during therapy!

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