Main focus Early Rehabilitation.
Independent living through intensive and early treatment.
After a stroke, cerebral haemorrhage or traumatic brain damage, a return to their former lives is what our patients wish for most. Together with our patients, we work every day on this important and primary aim – and we do it as early as possible. This is because the sooner early neurological rehabilitation is started the better the chances for the best possible improvement. A pathway of little steps that we tread together with our patients: to regain consciousness, to breathe and eat independently again and to be able to sit up and move again.
Staff: Doctors, therapists and nurses in the relevant department // Stay: Average hospital stay in days (Source: internal evaluation) //Cases 2014: Number of medical treatments of all relevant departments
Special clinic for brain injury rehabilitation.
The Schön Klinik Bad Aibling, as a specialist neurological clinic, specialises particularly in the early neurological rehabilitation of severe damage to the nervous system. Our extensive wards, the adjoining Intensive Care Unit and the latest medical technical equipment enable us to treat every neurological disease from the acute and intensive medical therapy stage through all phases of rehabilitation. Our interdisciplinary team consisting of specialists in internal medicine, neurologists, therapists and specialised care therapists ensure an individually agreed, best medical care possible. Together we promote the resources and strengths of our patients and therefore help them to rebuild their physical and mental capabilities as best possible.
We treat the following illness in our early neurological rehabilitation unit:
- Stroke (ischaemic and caused by cerebral haemorrhages)
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Subarachnoid haemorrhages (cerebral haemorrhages)
- Polyneuropathies and myopathies (nerve and muscle damage)
- severe meningitis (inflammation of the meninges)
- severe encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
- Hypoxic encephalopathy (existing neurological deficits from lack of oxygen in the brain)
- Nerve damage after a long stay in Intensive Care Units with symptoms such as swallowing disorders, memory problems, paralysis
- Multiple Sclerosis
Main focus of therapy: To be able to swallow and speak independently.
In particular after a stroke or a cerebral haemorrhage many patients come to us with severe breathing and swallowing disorders. The therapy for this set of problems is therefore a particular focus of our early neurological rehabilitation. For many of our patients this means in the first instance the gradual weaning off a tracheal cannula. This would have been introduced already at the acute care stage in the clinic previously carrying out treatment by means of a tracheotomy to safeguard the airway.
Through the combination of several sophisticated diagnostic procedures our expert doctors and therapists can define very precisely the existing problems in each case and so provide targeted treatment. By means of electrical stimulation with a visual display and special training techniques, a multi-professional team of speech therapists, therapists specialising in swallowing disorders, doctors and nursing staff support and motivate our patients to breathe independently, to swallow and also to speak. Our statistics prove that our therapies are successful: For over 74 % of our patients we were able to remove the tracheal cannula and 69% were able to swallow independently and so were also able to eat.
Optimum treatment through research and further training.
We want our patients to receive optimum treatment according to the latest medical knowledge. Our doctors, therapists and nurses therefore extend their wealth of clinical experience through regular continuing and further training. The Schön Klinik Bad Aibling also takes part in clinical research projects to the benefit of our patients. As one of the few clinics in Germany with a gait training robot (Lokomat), we allow our therapeutic experiences to be incorporated in studies on the rehabilitation of motor function supported by equipment & and robots. We therefore record very accurately all therapy successes so that this knowledge can also be sent to other patients in other clinics.
Research network with the the LMU Munich
We are also part of a growing research network with the Neurological Clinic of the LMU Munich. Progress in therapy for coma patients has been recorded over a period of several years in order to continue to further improve treatment. Currently data are being compiled in a central „KOPF register“, (Study for Coma Outcome in Patients in Early rehabilitation) and analysed – of course only with the agreement of our patients or their next of kin. This means therefore it is possible that our patients will be the first to profit from the results obtained so far and the results still to come.