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Lassnitzhoehe Clinic Graz

location_on Graz, Austria
9.2/10 from 6 Votes

Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation (26453)

Harald Schwischei

Dr. med.

Harald Schwischei

Specialized in: orthopedic rehabilitation

About the department

The Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the Lassnitzhoehe Clinic Graz offers all the options of modern rehabilitation medicine to restore the functions of the musculoskeletal system. In most cases, the goal of orthopedic rehabilitation is to eliminate severe pain, limitation of mobility of the spine and joints. Orthopedic rehabilitation is often carried out in the postoperative period, after interventions on the spine and large joints. The minimum duration of treatment is 3 weeks, if necessary, the doctor can extend it. In the process of rehabilitation, the doctors use the cutting-edge simulators and other equipment, which provide excellent results. The department is headed by Dr. med. Harald Schwischei.

The indications for orthopedic rehabilitation include:

  • Conditions after joint injuries and joint surgery (arthroplasty)
  • Conditions after spinal injuries and spinal surgery
  • Conditions after injuries and operations on the tendons, muscles and plexuses
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Degenerative changes in the musculoskeletal system
  • Other diseases and pathological conditions

The therapeutic options of the department include:

  • Physical therapy
    • Bobath therapy
    • Kinesiology taping
    • Myofascial treatments
    • Nerve mobilization (NOI)
    • Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
    • Feldenkrais method
    • Maitland concept
    • Kaltenborn-Evjenth therapy
    • Cyriax method
    • Water therapy (for example, swimming in the pool)
    • Massotherapy
    • Thermotherapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Balneotherapy (whirlpool, chamber, therapeutic baths)
    • Electrotherapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Connective tissue massage
    • Craniosacral therapy
    • Reflexology foot massage
    • Lymphatic drainage
    • Ortho-bionomy
  • Ergotherapy
    • Training to improve sensorimotor skills (restoration of motility, coordination, sensitivity, balance, endurance, muscle strength)
    • Neurodynamic treatment
    • Myofascial integration
    • Neuropsychological care (in case of visual neglect, apraxia, spatial and constructive disorders) and training to restore cognitive functions (concentration, memory, attention)
    • Selection of aids and training in their use
    • Pain therapy
    • Training to restore self-care skills (personal hygiene, eating, etc.)
  • Remedial gymnastics
    • Bicycle ergometer training
    • Treadmill training
    • Galileo training
    • Motomed training
    • Training in the pool (in the form of gymnastics and games)
    • Nordic walking
  • Clinical psychology
    • Training in relaxation techniques, Biofeedback therapy
    • Smoking cessation
    • Treatment of pain syndromes, fears and depression
    • Support to overcome the disease and integrate into everyday life
    • Stress management
  • Neuropsychological care
    • Training to improve cognitive functions (attention and concentration, memory, spatial and visual perception)
    • Training to correct the psychological aspects of movement
    • Therapy for visual impairment
      • Training to improve visual fields in case of hemianopsia and other functional disorders
      • Training to improve vision in case of impaired spatial visual perception (assessment of distance and size)
      • Visual rehabilitation therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
    • Elimination of swallowing disorders
    • Treatment of paralysis of the central and peripheral nerves (for example, opioid therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
    • Correction of speech and communication disorders
  • Diet therapy (in particular, consultations for patients with diabetes mellitus, lipid metabolism disorders, overweight/obesity, inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract, kidney diseases, celiac enteropathy, intolerance to lactose, fructose, histamine, etc.)
  • Other treatments

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