The Hellenic Association of Physiotherapists (P.S.F.) is a public entity subject to the Science of Physical Therapy. It is an association which serves the scientific, social and business purposes and objectives of Physical Therapy at National level. The high level of scientific training of members involved, has created multiple cores for specialization for research purposes and further development of the industry. Members of the Association are graduates of colleges such as, KATE, KATEE and School "Vasilefs Paflos" the People's Hospital of Athens. The P.S.F. is an active member of the World Federation for Physical Therapy ( WCPT ) and Founding Member of the European Region of WCPT and has close cooperation with other relevant bodies at international level.
On their website www psf org/physio you can search for a list of members in your area. In Messinia there are 82 members, 62 of whom are in Kalamata and 2 in Stoupa (Zefia Kretsie and Mara von Heydon - see below) Physios in Messinia Hara at Mani Money also has a leaflet listing all the physiotherapists in Messinia. April 2017
Zafiria (Zefie) Kretsi (Bsc Athens, Msc in "Exercise and quality of Life") has moved to the Mani area. ( Stoupa residence ). She is now working here full time . She speaks excellent English and offers physical therapy in your own home.
She can cover the full range of maladies from orthopedic to cardiopulmonary. She also holds a degree in physical education and sports sciences and is able to combine the two disciplines for the best possible outcome of the therapy sessions. If you have joint pains/stiffness or any other affliction that may require physical therapy and would like an evaluation** of what she could do to help you, call 69322 80064 or email zefie kretsi .facebook:
There is an introductory offer to people in the Mani area, after consultation.
** Evaluation will take at least half an hour, as a full medical history will usually be needed.
A Message from Mara:-
My dear patients,
My maternity leave is over and I am happy to announce that I will be back at work in January .
I am looking forward to seeing and working with you again.
Thank you all for your patience, and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2016.
Mara von Heyden (December 2015)
A happy event : Alexia Maria arrived on July 13th 2015 - mother and baby are both at home and doing well. A sister for Danae. Congratulations to Mara and Nikos.
Mara von Heyden : " I provide a 'hands on' approach in managing musculo-skeletal problems, while providing expert and targeted treatment for pain management. "
* Osteopathic techniques
* Manual Therapy
* Triggerpoint Therapy
* Prevention Therapy
* Craniosacral Therapy
* Fascia Treatment
* Physiotherapy after: surgery, injury, accidents, neurological and cardiopulmonary disorder,
articular trouble, attrition, acute and chronic back complaint
* Physiotherapy after sport accidents
* Correction of posture
* Treatment of muscle and joint pain
* Therapeutic massage with biological oils
* Relaxation massage with biological oils
* Connective tissue massage
* Cupping massage
* Colon massage
* Manual Lymph drainage/ Decongestive Therapy
For more information see Mara's website http://www.physiotherapy-stoupa.gr Mara speaks German, English and Greek