Main focus of our inpatient rehabilitation
- Post-operative rehabilitation (e.g. patients after hip or knee replacement surgery)
- Post-stroke conditions
- Post-traumatic conditions
- Post-amputation rehabilitation – School of Walking
- Chronic painful conditions
- Other neurological diagnoses
Our inpatient rehabilitation care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists, neurologists, internists, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and other nursing personnel.
Following the initial physical examination and functional diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system, the rehabilitation doctor together with the physiotherapist evaluate the patient’s condition and set up an individual treatment program.
The core of the rehabilitation treatment is individual physiotherapy based on the modern principles of clinical europhysiology and developmental kinesiology.
The program also includes supervised group exercises at our gym to improve cardiovascular fitness and increase overall stability and strength.
The treatment also contains a wide spectrum of hydrotherapy and electrotherapy procedures as well as occupational therapy which is provided to clients with various types of physical, sensory or mental impairments. The aim of occupational therapy is to restore the client’s self-sufficiency in their everyday activities and training of upper limb functions such as coordination of motoric skills and grip function.
A joint replacement surgery that is not followed by a professional rehabilitation can hardly fulfill its purpose. Our team of experts provides an individualized treatment program specifically tailored to each patient’s needs.
The aim of the post-operative rehabilitation is to improve the range of motion in the operated joint. The patient also goes through breathing exercises or vascular gymnastics serving as a prevention of thrombotic disorders. Exercise of the thigh muscles and strengthening of the upper limbs are also an integral part of the treatment.
Approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the operation, you can return to most of your normal activities.
“An important part of rehabilitation is walking with crutches, which starts very slowly, step by step, first on a flat surface and later on the stairs. Afterwards, the patient begins to ride on a stationary bike under the supervision of the physical therapist. Other types of therapy may be added as well.
For example, we also teach patients how to lie down in bed correctly and how to get out of it” said Dr. Libor Musil, Head of Department of Rehabilitation at The Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic in Prague.