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Stroke rehabilitation in Germany

We`ve found 3 specialized hospitals for stroke rehabilitation

What is worth knowing about recovery after stroke?

  • Rehabilitation after stroke is governed by the rule: the sooner you start the better. If you start in a week, the full recovery can be achieved in 2-3 months. If you start in a month, the positive results will be seen approximately after a year. The reason is the loss of brain’s neuroplasticity (an ability to adapt to inner or outer changes).
  • Medication treatment doesn’t replace stroke rehabilitation but only complements it and increases the effectiveness.
  • Patients after stroke are in difficult emotional condition therefore they need the help of experts. In specialized clinics they are treated by neuropsychologists that significantly enhances the recovery process.
  • It is very important to restore speech and swallowing functions during the rehabilitation. Many hospitals abroad employ special speech therapist for this reason.
  • Restoration of self-serving skills is the minimum effect of stroke rehabilitation.
  • Delayed rehabilitation and long maintenance in bed may cause some dangerous complications for the patient: bed sores, thrombosis or pneumonia.
  • You may be transferred to medical center for rehabilitation through medical aviation services (flight with all necessary personnel and equipment costs from $10,000).
  • BUT! Stroke may be followed by serious cardiovascular disorders, so the flight is possible only by the attending doctor’s consent.
With the Bookimed support, 301 patients received individual program for stroke rehabilitation
56 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 56 patients received individual treatment program in Robotic Rehabilitation Center Walk Again

The Centre focused on the robotic rehabilitation

Traditional rehabilitation techniques at Walk Again Center:

  • physiotherapy – procedures targeted to train basic motor functions in the patients after stroke;
  • ergotherapy helps to return the patient’s self-serving ability;
  • bobath therapy – a method used to renew basic movements through special physiotherapeutic manipulations;
  • functional electrical stimulation – a therapy which stimulates the muscles with the help of electric current;
  • massage and lymphatic drainage;
  • workouts – physical trainings on special exercises including cardio trainers.

Robot-assisted rehabilitation methods at Walk Again Center:

  • MOTOmed – an orthopedic device for the weakened muscles of limbs;
  • Lokomat – an apparatus which allows to practice walking skills;
  • Armeo – a device which trains muscles and joints of arms;
  • HAL exoskeleton – a robotic system which helps to train walking even if the lower limbs are completely paralyzed.

Cost of rehabilitation at Walk Again:

  • The cost of outpatient treatment course is from €250 to €800 per week (depending on the rehab intensity);
  • The cost of inpatient course - €880 per 24 hours.
73 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 73 patients received individual treatment program in Zentrum der Rehabilitation Pforzheim
Rehabilitation Center in Pforzheim (Germany), was founded by two doctors-rehabilitators, a married couple - Ryud Geerlofsom and Daniela Dorshner-Geerlofs. By combining professional expertise and the latest scientific discoveries in the field of neuroscience, they have developed a unique restorative program, which was successfully used in their center Zentrum de Rehabilitation.
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418 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 418 patients received individual treatment program in Essen University Hospital
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Essen University Hospital is one of the Europe leaders which provide high-quality medical services and accurate diagnosis in many areas (oncology, hematology, transplantation and treatment of cardiovascular disease). The hospital has an international authority, successfully combines research work with the practice of the treatment of patients, as well as the development and implementation of innovative treatment techniques, conducting various clinical trials and actively collaborates with leading hospitals around the world.
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