Clinic for Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
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Department of Neurological Rehabilitation (448745)

Anuschka Rodenberg

Dr. med.

Anuschka Rodenberg

Specialized in: neurological rehabilitation

About the Department of Neurological Rehabilitation at Clinic for Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Cologne

The Department of Neurological Rehabilitation at the Clinic for Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Cologne offers the full range of modern rehabilitation services, including outpatient rehabilitation. The department has all the necessary resources to provide patients with effective recovery: modern methods of physiotherapy, training on special simulators for restoring mobility, classes with qualified speech therapists to correct speech disorders, special preventive programs and much more. The department is headed by Dr. med. Anuschka Rodenberg, who has many years of clinical experience and many saved lives.

Most often the doctors of the department have to deal with the following neurological diseases and their consequences:

  • Stoke
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Encephalitis and meningitis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Guillain–Barré syndrome
  • Other neurological diseases

A special offer of the department is outpatient rehabilitation. It involves visiting the clinic for only 4-6 hours a day. During this time the patient undergoes all restorative procedures specially adapted for their clinical case. The therapy is provided under close supervision of the doctor. As a rule, patients are prescribed physiotherapy, electrotherapy, therapeutic physical exercises, massage, relaxation procedures, special classes for neuropsychological restoration. Great popularity is also enjoyed by classes on a special exercise simulator for restoring gait – Lokomat. Typically, outpatient rehabilitation lasts from three to four weeks (with appropriate indications, the doctor can extend it).

The service range of the department in the field of outpatient rehabilitation includes:

  • Physiotherapy/sports therapy (individual and group)
    • Bobath approach
    • Vojta therapy
    • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
    • Massage
    • Manual therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Treadmill training
    • Sports physiotherapy
    • Manual lymphatic drainage
    • Endurance training
    • Balance training
    • Gait training
    • Nordic walking
    • Other methods
  • Physiotherapy
    • Electrotherapy
    • Functional electrostimulation
    • Massage
    • Thermotherapy
    • Mud wraps
    • Other methods
  • Ergotherapy (individual and group)
    • Functional training
    • Daily training
    • Housekeeping training
    • Coordination training
    • Training for restoring muscle function
    • Therapy at the workplace
    • Training to improve fine motor skills
    • Classes  for the development of sensitivity, creativity
    • Restoration of cooking skills
    • Other services
  • Speech therapy (classes for speech restoration)
    • Diagnosis and treatment of aphasia
    • Diagnosis and treatment of cognitive-communicative disorders (cognitive dysphasia, communicative disorders not caused by aphasia)
    • Diagnosis and treatment of apraxia
    • Diagnosis and treatment of dysarthria
    • Diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia
    • Diagnosis and treatment of facial nerve paresis
    • Diagnosis and treatment of dystrophy
    • Diagnosis and treatment of other speech disorders
  • Neuropsychology
    • Neuropsychological diagnostics
    • Neuropsychological therapy
    • Recovery of cognitive functions
    • Other services
  • Psychological counseling
  • Training  to improve or restore intellectual abilities (concentration, attention, memory, orientation)
  • Training for restoring mobility
    • Gait training
    • Training to walk the stairs
    • Treadmill training
    • Other options
  • Consultations on nutrition
  • Social counseling
  • Special prevention courses
  • Other outpatient services

In addition, the department offers the following therapeutic options:

  • IRENA rehabilitation program
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ergotherapy, including exercises on a special robotic system PABLO (restoration of the upper limb skills)
  • Speech therapy (treatment of speech, voice and swallowing disorders caused by neurological diseases)
  • Clinical neuropsychology (identification of the effects of diseases or injuries of the nervous system on perception, mental abilities and emotional behavior) and therapy for the above disorders
  • Gait training with the help of a special robotic system Lokomat
  • Aphasia treatment (within the framework of the specialized center)
  • Therapeutic physical training with the use of simulators (to restore strength, endurance, coordination, balance, flexibility, etc.)
  • Comprehensive counseling on rehabilitation
  • Consultations on nutrition
  • Preventive measures
    • Hatha yoga
    • Special set of exercises to strengthen back muscles
    • Nordic walking
    • GENIUS preventive training for strengthening back muscles
    • Special prevention program for the elderly "Active and healthy in old age"
    • Multimodal stress management
    • Special set of exercises for strengthening the spine
    • Special set of exercises to improve the state of the cardiovascular system
    • Other services
  • Special sports rehabilitation program in groups (8-12 people), the training lasts about 45 minutes (usually 50 workouts over a year and a half)
  • Other services in the field of rehabilitation of patients with neurological pathology

Curriculum vitae of Dr. med. Anuschka Rodenberg

  • 1986 - 1993 Study of Medicine at the Ruhr University in Bochum.

Professional Career

  • 1993 - 1999 Assistant Physician, Department of Neurology, Knappschaftskrankenhauses Recklinghausen Clinic.
  • 1998 Doctoral dissertation defense, Ruhr University in Bochum.
  • 1999 Exam to become a Medical Specialist in Neurosurgery.
  • 1999 - 2006 Medical Specialist, RehaNova Clinic, Cologne.
  • 2006 - 2007 Consulting Physician, MDK Clinic, Cologne.
  • Since 2007, Chief Physician of the  Clinic for Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation Cologne.

Additional qualifications

  • 2008 Additional qualification in Rehabilitation.
  • 2010 Additional qualification in Transport Medicine.
  • 2012 Additional qualification in Health Service and Prevention.
  • 2014 Additional qualification in Medical Expertise.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Neurologisches interdisziplinäres Behandlungszentrum 

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