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Persons who have motor disturbances can begin complex motor coordination through SDS, supporting their reactivation. Depending on the movement frequency, especially in the alpha wave spectrum (8-13 Hz), the condition of relaxed alertness can be manually induced, ordering concentration processes, which gradually support sensitive movement perception. In the prone position, position and motion as well as body perception over visual controls are experienced and learned.

Spinal Dynamic Surfing
SDS (Berndsen/Berndsen)

The SDS therapy functions by exposing a water-filled, motion-sensitive lying surface to ultrasound. The surface of the lying area is made of a special very thin and soft membrane. The filling of water has a constant temperature of 32°C. The complete water element lies on four large loud speakers, which are fixed to the frame, insonifying the SDS system with ultrasound. High frequency spectra are used primarily for insonification and are carried by water molecules. The specially developed sounds (AMK) are augmented with custom designed sound spectra.

The water-filled covering conforms to the contacting body parts evenly and comfortably. Body motions are matched to the relaxing water movement, which move in wave and spiral formations. Body coordination and perception are subconsciously active similar to a meditative condition. Through the improvement of body sensitivity, the ability to coordinate routine movements increases.

A further impulse is set by way of varying and custom matched sound spectra (compare “AkuPaedie with Sounds,” AMK from Berndsen/Berndsen). Because the membrane of the water element is in direct contact with the loud speaker, the ultrasound waves are directed through the water and relayed to the body. The acoustic stimuli initiate physical and psychological influences on hearing in which the skin, tissue, bones and ears receive the information. Through receptors, sensory actions, fine muscle contractions and brain activity are stimulated, improving assimilation of information.

In the second phase of the SDS therapy, a “Sensoliege” is used to place the body into a concave position. The Sensoliege is balanced, so that respiration alone causes it to move. Breathing rhythm and body movement are brought into harmony and the goal of the SDS therapy is strengthened.

„With SDS, I have again for the first time felt and seen that my whole body can move. After my accident four years ago, I could no longer feel any movement from hips to toes.”

Citation of a paralyzed young woman

Application of SDS Therapy for the Activation of the Following Functions

  • Relaxation
  • Perception
  • Training of motion skills
  • Body perception
  • Control of motion
  • Concentration
  • Brain activity
  • Balance


Galileo Therapy

Without effort, different muscle groups are activated and trained through frequency and load variations in which a positively influences total body tension.

Galileo Therapy: Aims of Improvement

  • Strength
  • Activity
  • Coordination
  • Reaction capability
  • Perception
  • Balance
  • Blood flow
  • Improvement in standing and walking safety

Galileo Therapy

Kombinative Galileo Therapien am ISST

  • Guided Galileo therapy
  • Galileo therapy combined with custom motion therapy or other special treatments of ISST
  • Galileo therapy combined with vocal training
  • Galileo therapy and weight loss – combined therapy for weight reduction and for simultaneous stabilization of tissue tone


We offer qualified and personalized treatments for different diseases, disabilities and syndromes to our national and international patients. The wide range of methods in diagnosis and treatment relies on our scientific developments, own patents as well as on extensive practical experience.

Therapy Programm

Speech and Language

  • Phonation disorder (dyslalia)
  • Grammar disorder (dysgrammatism)
  • Autismus
  • Mutismus
  • Communication disorders
  • Problems finding words (lexical disorders)
  • Loss of speech after a stroke or brain injury – aphasia
  • Neurological disorders (dysarthria, among others)
  • Stuttering, cluttering
  • Cleft lip, cleft palate and other malformations
  • Mouth, tongue, nose injuries (eg after surgery)
  • Bilingual language training (bilingualism)


  • Impaired voice use, loss of voice
  • Hoarseness, forced cough
  • Paralysis of vocal cord
  • Partial or total removal of the larynx (laryngectomy)
  • Nasal speech (rhinolalia)



  • Switching from mouth to nasal breathing
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Respiratory disabilities by narrowed airways
  • Asthma
  • Allergies

Hearing and Balance

  • Hearing loss, deafness
  • Listening and speaking with cochlear implants
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness

Neurological Disorder

  • Alzheimer, dementia
  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • brain disorders

Disorders in Eating, Drinking or Swallowing

  • Troubled swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Paralysis in orofacial region
  • Switch from tube feeding to physiological nutrition
  • Salivation (drooling)
  • Sensory disturbances
  • Diseases caused by metabolic disorders


  • Head, face, jaw joints
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder, neck, arm region, back

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Sleep disorders

 Teeth, Jaw and Jaw Joints

  • Misaligned teeth, malocclusion (prevention and assistance in orthodontics)
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Correction of muscle functions with inclusion of dental prosthetics and dental implants

Movement and Neurological Damage

  • Cerebral movement disorders (i.a. CP)
  • Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • Brain tumors and spinal cord tumors
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease


Learning Disabilities

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Preschool training
  • Enrollment and school diagnostics
  • Expert reports


  • ADD and ADHD – Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder
  • Perceptual impairments

Special therapies

  • NCS Therapy – Neuro-cell stimulation therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Orofacial regulation therapy (acc.Castillo Morales)
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • CCF therapy – cranio-cervical-function therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • FFT – FaceFormer therapy (acc.Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • OSP therapy  – oral stimulation plates therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • TAS  – training therapy for apnea and snoring (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • KVT therapy (sound-ventilation-tone therapy) (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Therapy for tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • AMK  – Akupedics with sounds for the treatment of deafness, disorders of perception and concentration (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Articulation, rhetoric training and vocal hygiene (e.g. for professional speakers)

Learn more about our Spezial Therapies.

Therapy Organisation

  • Intensive treatment (accommodation if necessary)
  • Group therapy and caregiver training

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