Problems with the lateral collateral ligament and meniscus brought Tobias Steinbrecher to Schneider & Piecha. He is an amateur athlete – with favorite sports that almost inevitably lead to the orthopedist’s practice: football, jogging, weight training. He has had knee problems for more than six years. “Football training on artificial turf,” he says succinctly, “when I turned, my knee didn’t turn along with me… That’s an injury that will haunt you.”
Christopher Mayer gave him the new GenuTrain. “It makes my knee more stable, it doesn’t give way anymore,” he says with joy, “and now, finally, I don’t have a swollen knee after weight training.” In addition, Tobias Steinbrecher also does the strengthening exercises Christopher Mayer recommended to him: “Every day for 30 minutes, without fail.” As an industrial specialist in the field of electrical engineering, he is also interested in the technical design of his support, of course. It is a real piece of innovation that ensures it stays in position with its textured high-low knitted fabric and the new two-component pad, the Omega+ Pad, that helps with intense targeted stimulation. “The level of compression is great,” Tobias Steinbrecher says, praising the support, “and the product withstands strain effectively, it doesn’t slip or lose its shape over time.” He also wore the previous model and believes: “The fit has improved even more.”
Next door, Jens Machacek, orthopedic shoemaker, and Stefan Bötticher, track bike pro, are getting ready for a bike fitting. Machacek is internationally known in the cycling community as a pioneer in bicycle biometrics. Since April 2020, he has been optimizing the load profile of cyclists at the Center for Movement Analysis at Schneider & Piecha. In order to improve performance and protect joints, the examination also includes cameras and sensors to analyze body statics as well as foot and leg axes, in addition to foot pressure measurements and saddle pressure measurements.