Rehabilitation medicine

Physical/rehabilitation medicine is concerned with the treatment of all acute and chronic diseases that require rehabilitation as well as outpatient and inpatient hospital treatment

Physical/rehabilitation medicine

These include, e.g.:

  • disorders of the skeletal system and the locomotor apparatus,
  • the internal organs,
  • the nervous system,
  • illnesses in childhood and adolescence that require rehabilitation
  • or the results of injuries, e.g. leg amputation.

Specific follow-up care, e.g. after certain operations or a stroke, is essential for restoring the full performance of the cardiovascular system or the affected part of the body. Psychological rehabilitation is not neglected either.

Besides physiotherapy and physical treatment, treatment methods also include counselling for the patients on health-conscious behaviour and diet.