Dr. Thomas Heveling
Neurological Early Rehabilitation
Getting back to their old life after a stroke, a brain haemorrhage or a brain injury is our patients’ greatest wish. We work together every day on this important, major goal – as early as possible, too. After all, the sooner neurological early rehabilitation begins the better. It is a path with small steps, which we take with our patients and their relatives. Regaining consciousness, independently breathing and eating, standing up and moving – one step after the other.
Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling Harthausen is a pioneer in neurological early rehabilitation, i.e. the merging of acute medical and rehabilitative treatment for patients. Our hospital was built in 1994 in order to break down the traditional separation between acute treatment and rehabilitation and thus provide optimal care for patients with severe neurological conditions right from the start. Today, thanks to the latest medical equipment and extensive experience, we are able to treat any neurological condition from the start of acute and intensive medical treatment onwards, throughout all phases of rehabilitation. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants, therapists and specialised nursing therapists ensures the best possible medical care, coordinated to suit the individual.
Dysphagia, spasticity, wound management, respiratory therapy, incontinence - we have interdisciplinary expert teams in-house for as many of our patients’ needs as possible. If necessary, they attend immediately, determine the optimal treatment and therapy, and monitor its progress.
The experts at Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling harthausen develop technology-based treatments or are involved in clinical research projects. Our experience thus flows, for instance, into studies into the rehabilitation of motor skills with support from devices and robots. Our technological equipment and expertise are considered to be leading in Germany.
Following a stroke, a craniocerebral injury or after major operations or infections, many patents have paralysed hands, arms or legs and other limitations. Only practice, practice, practice helps in order to move the affected body parts again. We train this in classic individual therapies and supplement the work of our therapists by using robot- or technology-based therapies.
At the start of rehabilitation, the focus of treatment often initially lies on respiratory, swallowing and speech therapy. The aims here include gradually weaning the patient off tracheal cannulas and feeding tubes, achieving a transition to a normal diet, and the initiation of adequate communication.
Instrumental diagnostic procedures for swallowing disorders (endoscopy, fluoroscopy, pressure measurements) help us to assess your risk when eating. They provide the basis for individual treatment approaches, such as exercises to strengthen the musculature. We use neurostimulative procedures when treating swallowing disorders and speech and language impairments, modern apps complement scientifically sound procedures.