In the specialty area of rehabilitation, we work primarily with Rehab Station Stockholm to offer medical rehabilitation for patients with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses such as spinal cord injuries, orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries and multiple sclerosis.
Rehab Station Stockholm hosts the Spinalis Clinic for the Karolinska University Hospital and rehabilitators are affiliated with Karolinska Institute, one of the leading SCI research centers in the world.
Rehab Station Stockholm offers a holistic and forward thinking approach to rehabilitation. Patients are expected to take an active role in the rehabilitation process, and are encouraged to participate in creating their own schedule and managing their time.
Patients receive a customized treatment program based on predefined goals in order to regain or maintain an active role in society, with a high degree of autonomy and good quality of life. Besides more conventional rehabilitation the training facility offers sports activities including wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, archery and sailing.
Care is provided by a range of specialists and many of the rehabilitation instructors have SCI themselves. They provide guidance regarding wheelchair technique, and can also act as inspirational role models.
The multidisciplinary teams are comprised of:
- Neurology specialists
- Physicians in rehabilitation medicine
- Rehabilitation instructors
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Health Coaches
- Sexology/Fertility Counselors
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
The care program for SCI patients includes those who have recently been injured, and those who require a period of inpatient hospitalization due to surgical interventions or medical complications. Relatives are welcome to come and stay at the training center, and to take part of educational and therapy sessions.
In addition to the regular SCI rehabilitation, in collaboration with Karolinska University Hospital a number of clinics and services are offered to meet patients’ individual needs. Some of these include:
• Plastic surgery
• Pain clinic
• Spasticity clinic
• Hand surgery
• Seating and posture clinic
• Adaptive equipment training
Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation
Multiple sclerosis care consists of a collaboration between traditional health care and rehabilitation. Programs vary between physical training, theoretic time, lectures, discussion groups, group activities and individual sessions. A program normally runs 3 days/week and extends up to 10 weeks. Families are encouraged to take part in different sessions.
MS Theme Course
Training for patients who have recently been diagnosed with MS, or patients who have not prior participated in any rehabilitation program but feel ready to start.
MS individual Program
Training for MS patients in need of individual and intensive rehabilitation. The program is adjusted to each patient’s needs and wishes.
MS Work Related Program
A special program with the purpose of facilitating returning to work for MS patients. The course can be taken separately or as a continuation of other training programs.
The different MS courses provide:
• Increased knowledge about multiple sclerosis
• Support in a changed lifestyle situation
• Ability to develop coping strategies
• Evaluation of physical functions
• Physical training
• Strategies on how to save energy
• Help to find balance between activity and rest
• Occupational mapping/evaluation of cognitive functions
• Evaluation in rehabilitation medicine from responsible physician