Dr. Ariane Burtscher
Centre for Pain Therapy
For over 14 years, the Pain Therapy Centre at Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling Harthausen has been one of the leading hospitals in Germany in the field of pain therapy. We have treated over 14,000 patients in this time. This experience has taught us to consider chronic pain of all kinds as a complex clinical picture that needs to be treated holistically and with different forms of therapy. For many years, we have successfully used multi-modal pain therapy, as well as conventional pain therapy forms. The focus in the Pain Therapy Centre is on treating chronic back, joint and nerve pains. In 2016, we became the first hospital in Upper Bavaria to be certified as a pain clinic.
An experienced treatment team from various departments is dedicated to ending your pain: Pain therapists, orthopedists, neurologists, psychologists, physiotherapists and Feldenkrais therapists, as well as specially trained “pain nurses”. Together, they find the root of the pain.
The sincere and empathetic attitude of the pain relief team is repeatedly highlighted in the feedback from our patients.
Due to the intensive treatment of pain with conventional therapies, psychological care, discussions and deliberations with and between the consultants, you will stay in our hospital for around 8 to 14 days.
As a pain patient, you already have first-hand experience of visiting several doctors and clinics. Our interdisciplinary Pain Therapy team wants to involve you in its decisions from the outset. Just like with a construction kit, we will work with you to create the most suitable combination of physical therapies and psychosocial treatments. Accompanying social service counselling helps to take into account your home environment or your situation in the workplace.
We treat acute joint and spinal complaints in the Joint Centre, as well as in the Spine Centre in our hospital. For more persistent, chronic pain, a team of specialised pain therapists is at your disposal, working seamlessly and on an inter-departmental basis and seamlessly with our other centres.
With a view to our patient records, we have determined that: In over 90 per cent of cases, optimally conducted multi-modal pain therapy is a good treatment option.
The Feldenkrais method trains and improves the patient's perception of his/her own body. Many of our patients learn to appreciate the positive aspect of this method.
You learn to understand your own attitude, movement, tension and behaviour. The goal is to improve your self-awareness and to end the fixation on your pain.