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Traumatic brain injury in Germany

We`ve found 2 specialized hospitals for traumatic brain injury

What is worth knowing about rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

  • The effectiveness of rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury will be higher if you start as quick as possible.
  • Even patients in coma or vegetative state have chances to be recovered.
  • Minimum course of rehabilitation after TBI lasts for 1 month.
  • Positive attitude of the patient and his/her relatives significantly improves the rehabilitation efficiency.
  • Speech disorder is a typical symptom of brain injury therefore the patient needs to attend classes with a therapist.
  • Foreign hospitals offer special training for patient’s relatives especially when only partial recovery is expected (in case of serious brain damages after TBI). The relatives learn how to organize the patient’s life in the way that he/she could feel maximum independence.
  • Patients can be transported to the clinic in different conditions. Bookimed is able to arrange special conditions for the transfer or even medical aviation. The cost of medical charter begins from $10,000 and varies depending on the distance. (цена зависит от расстояния).
With the Bookimed support, 77 patients received individual program for traumatic brain injury
56 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 56 patients received individual treatment program in Robotic Rehabilitation Center Walk Again

Center for robot-assisted rehabilitation

Rehabilitation techniques for the patients with TBI:

  • FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) is the use of low energy electric current to remove muscle weakness;
  • LOKOmat – a robotized system for the practice of walking;
  • Therapeutic massage;
  • Ergotherapy targeted at the patient’s self-serving skills restoration;
  • Armeo – a robotic device which trains motor reflexes and fine motor skills of the hand;
  • Bobath therapy – a complex of physiotherapeutic activities aimed at basic movement restoration;
  • Exoskeleton – an external robotized orthosis which enables the patients to walk even with paralysis of the lower body;
  • MOTOmed – a hand and leg trainer which significantly accelerates the recovery process.

Cost of rehabilitation in Walk Again Center

  • Cost of inpatient rehab is from €250 to €800;
  • Inpatient stay at the Center – from €880 (excluding procedures).
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74 patients received a treatment program
With the Bookimed support, 74 patients received individual treatment program in Zentrum der Rehabilitation Pforzheim

Innovative approach to neurorehabilitation

Rehabilitation techniques for TBI

For the rehabilitation of bedridden patients they primarily use verticalizer which provides natural and gradual load on the legs and prevents the formation of bed sores.

To restore walking skills of the patient the Center applies:

  • LOKOmat robotic system;
  • Robotic trolley – a mechanism which supports the patient during exercises;

Methods of motor functions restoration:

  • Hippotherapy – a therapeutic horse riding which helps to strengthen muscles and improve coordination;
  • Taub therapy (CI therapy) is based on the restriction of health limbs movement to stimulate the paralyzed ones;
  • I.N.P.U.T. (Intensive Neurological and Physical Therapy) – a unique complex of procedures including manual therapy, Bobath therapy and some innovations;
  • Speech therapy – classes with the specialist for the treatment of speech and swallowing disorders.

Cost of recovery at Rehabilitation Center in Pforzheim

Cost of rehabilitation at the Center for inpatient is from €3,200 per week.

This price covers the expenditures for all procedures, food and accommodation for the patient and his/her attendant.

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