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MEDIAN Rehabilitation Clinic Bad Sülze

location_on Bad Sülze, Germany
8.1/10 from 30 Votes

Department of Orthopedic and Rheumatic Rehabilitation (25872)

Judith Stöhrer

Dr. med.

Judith Stöhrer

Specialized in: orthopedics, rheumatic rehabilitation

The Department of Orthopedic and Rheumatic Rehabilitation at the MEDIAN Rehabilitation Clinic Bad Sülze deals with the rehabilitation of patients after operations, diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, spine and joints. The specialists of the department consider rehabilitation as a holistic process, which implies the interaction of professionals from various fields of medicine.The department is headed by Dr. med. Judith Stöhrer. 

Orthopedic rehabilitation is primarily aimed at improving the function of the affected joints or spinal segments, as well as at improving the patient's mobility and independence. In addition, the department develops individual plans that help patients to teach certain movements necessary for daily life and work.

The most important component of successful treatment is an accurate and high-quality diagnostics, therefore the department offers a wide range of diagnostic capabilities. The main diagnostic services include examinations in the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory, including serological diagnostics for rheumatism, ultrasound diagnostics, Doppler ultrasonography of the peripheral vessels, electrophysiological diagnostics, Functional Performance Evaluation Testing (EFL), psychological diagnostics (psychological and neuropsychological disorders), etc.

The department has a social service, which supports patients and their relatives during the rehabilitation and helps to solve problems that may arise due to the disease and worsen a person's life. The social service closely interacts with all participants of the rehabilitation process. Along with medical treatment and patient care, this service aims to rapidly reintegrate a person into the professional and social environment. The department also provides advice on healthy nutrition (e.g., in overweight, diabetes, food intolerance, allergies, rheumatism, osteoporosis).

The department offers rehabilitation of patients after the following orthopedic diseases and surgical interventions:

  • Intervertebral disc surgery and spondylodesis
  • Operations on the musculoskeletal system, including joint replacement surgery
  • Amputations
  • Fractures of the musculoskeletal system
  • Corset removal after spine surgery
  • Conservative treatment of herniated intervertebral discs
  • Consequences of congenital and acquired deformities of the musculoskeletal system
  • Functional diseases of the spine and joints
  • Intervertebral disc diseases
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine and joints
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal syndromes with nerve root symptoms
  • Chronic diseases of the spine and joints
  • Malignancies and consequences of surgical procedures on the musculoskeletal system and effects after chemotherapy, radiotherapy
  • Effects of injuries, including sports injuries of the entire musculoskeletal system

The department offers rehabilitation of patients after the following rheumatological diseases and surgical interventions:

  • Interventions for rheumatic diseases and inpatient treatment of underlying diseases
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bechterew's disease and other inflammatory diseases of the spine
  • Psoriasis with joint damage
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies
  • Collagen diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic diseases of the back and joints
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine and joints

The main therapeutic options of the Department of Orthopedic and Rheumatic Rehabilitation include:

  • Physiotherapy (manual therapy, osteopathy, therapeutic exercises, walking training)
  • Sports therapy (MILON Training Park, isokinetics, Nordic Walking, water aerobics, therapeutic exercises for the spine, medical therapeutic training at the workplace)
  • Hydrotherapy and thermotherapy (natural mud baths, wraps, medical baths, contrast bath therapy, cryotherapy)
  • Training to restore working ability (EFL system)
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychological advice
  • Interdisciplinary pain therapy (manual therapy, myofascial techniques, electrotherapy (TENS), acupuncture)​

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