The program is selected individually. Patients perform physical exercises, do training on special rehabilitation equipment, in the pool. Physiotherapeutic procedures, neurostimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation are also used. German clinics use biofeedback and virtual reality technologies, which means that patients train while playing, and this very approach increases their motivation. Whenever required, rehabilitation therapists can also use other methods, such as occupational therapy, antispastic therapy, pelvic floor muscle training, speech therapy, etc.
You can undergo neurorehabilitation in the following German clinics:
Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic Godeshöhe Bonn – a medical facility with thirty years of experience. It uses innovative methods for patient rehabilitation, since the center cooperates with the university hospitals in Cologne and Bonn. The clinic has the Department of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation.
Maternus Rehabilitation Clinic Bad Oeynhausen – specializes in the rehabilitation of patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, meningitis and encephalitis, traumatic brain injury. The medical facility carries out intensive rehabilitation with weaning from mechanical ventilation.
According to the Focus magazine, the Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic RehaNova Cologne is one of the best in its field. The clinic has been operating since 1999, has 132 beds and the Intensive Care Unit with 19 beds.
If you book the medical care program through the Booking Health service, you will not need to organize your trip on your own. You will not only get medical services cheaper and faster, but also save yourself from unnecessary organizational worries: we will help you choose a clinic, contact it, and help you prepare the documents. We will meet you in Germany, provide you with interpreting services, take you to the rehabilitation center, and take you back to the airport after the completion of the medical care program.
Neurological rehabilitation in Germany takes place in several phases. The main ones are A, B and C phases. The earliest phase A rehabilitation takes place in the Intensive Care Unit or in the Stroke Unit. Once the patient's consciousness is restored, doctors proceed to phase B rehabilitation. This is a key stage of rehabilitation, the quality of which determines whether the patient is able to regain self-care skills, working capacity, as well as lead an active social and professional life.
- Who needs phase B neurorehabilitation?
- Peculiarities of phase B rehabilitation
- Where can patients receive medical care?
Who needs phase B neurorehabilitation?
Neurorehabilitation is indicated for the patients with the following conditions:
- Chronic neurological pathology (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, any neurodegenerative diseases).
- Acute brain disease (ischemic stroke, hemorrhage, meningitis or encephalitis).
- Traumatic brain injury or spinal injury.
- Previous neurosurgical intervention.
Phase B neurological rehabilitation takes place at the same hospital where the patient was hospitalized for acute pathology or where he received surgical treatment. It is also possible to undergo rehabilitation in a specialized rehabilitation center.
Peculiarities of phase B rehabilitation
Neurorehabilitation in Germany phase B takes place in two stages.
Phase B1 begins after the recovery of consciousness. Rehabilitation is started as early as possible. The doctors try to activate the patient so that he begins to get up in bed, walk in the room or along the corridor, and restore motor functions. The goals of rehabilitation are determined individually, depending on the initial rehabilitation potential and the dynamics of recovery. At first, the patient learns to change the position of the body, sit down, get out of bed, and then walk long distances with crutches, without crutches, climb stairs, etc. In addition, this stage involves the use of rehabilitation methods aimed at stimulating the sensory organs.
Phase B2 depends on the patient's condition. It can begin 2-3 weeks after an injury, disease or surgery, in other cases it can be initiated only after a few months, for example, in the case of a spinal injury. Phase B2 can take place both on an inpatient or outpatient basis. If, in phase B, a person has not learned to walk and take care of himself, he undergoes recovery in the Department of Early Rehabilitation. If the person can walk and is capable of self-care, he is transferred from the general hospital to the rehabilitation center. The duration of this phase is usually 2-4 weeks.
Where can patients receive medical care?
You can clarify the cost of neurological rehabilitation in Germany and book a medical care program on the website of the Booking Health company. We will help you make the right choice, taking into account the prices, quality of medical services, your specific diagnosis and clinical condition. The website features dozens of German clinics for neurological rehabilitation. Most patients who undergo rehabilitation in these particular clinics can regain their self-care skills. Many patients restore their professional skills and subsequently return back to their work.
Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Farrukh Ahmed