Neuro-rehabilitation is the culmination of many different fields to provide the best care and education for patients with injuries or diseases affecting the nervous system. Neuro-rehabilitation programs utilize cutting edge technology, whether offered by hospitals or private, specialized clinics, and have a wide variety of specialists in many different fields to provide the most well-rounded treatment for patients. These long-term treatments allow individuals and their families to live the most normal, independent life possible.
Conditions commonly treated by neuro-rehabilitation include multiple sclerosis, brain injury, stroke recovery, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, post-polio syndrome, and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Spinal Cord Injury
Many injuries and damage to the spine and spinal cord that occur from accidents are not permanent. In many cases, there are real opportunities to restore movement again, and some patients even regain the ability to walk or reach maximum possible recovery.
We have consultants and specialists with an international reputation to provide healthcare to patients who are suffering from injuries to the spine and spinal cord. This includes comprehensive examinations and complex spine operations and the rehabilitation of nerves and the spinal cord.
In Switzerland, there are many different stages of treatment available to treat patients with brain injuries. These could include initial treatment to stabilize the patient's condition directly after an injury to the brain, and surgical treatment used to prevent complications by helping to maintain blood and oxygen flow to the brain while reducing swelling and pressure. This could be followed by advanced rehabilitation therapy, which helps to restore the patient’s everyday life.
But today, because of new methods and techniques at the advanced Swiss centres, 9 out of 10 patients fully recover their health and are able to return home to lead a normal life.
In previous years, when a patient suffered a stroke, the patient and his/her family were informed that nothing could be done to cure it, sometimes with the recommendation to transfer the patient to a nursing home.
Multiple Sclerosis & Neuro Diseases
Treatment is offered by a team of doctors and specialists, including surgeons and consultant neurologists, specialists in neuro-rehabilitation, physical therapists, occupational therapists, a dedicated team of nurses, social workers, as well as doctors who specialize in pain management, and anaesthesiologists. Each of these specialists work together using the latest methods of modern medicine to diagnose the causes leading to the symptoms of spasticity for each patient and develop a treatment plan that fits the patient's personal needs, as well as focusing on the rehabilitation of the nerves and implanting a Baclofen pump if necessary.
The Rehabilitation Clinic has operated a Parkinson's centre for many years, which is set up for the specific needs of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The Parkinson's Centre is a centre of excellence for offering comprehensive advice about the use of a variety of modern treatment methods for diseases of the extrapyramidal system.
Dysphagia can occur in many neurological diseases or when there is neurological damage. It can be life threatening if food or liquid gets into the lower airways (aspiration). Above all, it reduces quality of life, because the pleasure and enjoyment of a shared meal is replaced by fear and isolation.
Regaining the ability to eat and drink without aspiration is often one of the fundamental goals of rehabilitation. The Swiss Rehabilitation Clinic has specific structural requirements and a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic range for the treatment of dysphagia.
The effects of disorders of visual function and the associated restrictions are often underestimated by those affected, as well as those around them. In combination with other physical impairments such as difficulties walking and deficits in visual performance have a particularly negative impact.
With neuro-ophthalmological rehabilitation in the Swiss Rehabilitation Clinic, the goal of extensive improvement or correction of neurogenic and other visual disturbances and disturbances of visual perception and their processing is pursued. The focus is on the compensation of visual deficits in everyday and professional life, as well as the optimization of optical aids.