Rehabilitation clinics in Germany specialize in various fields of medicine. Depending on the medical area, special treatment and therapeutic activities can be offered in Germany. The distinguishing characteristic of rehabilitation in Germany is a unique mountain climate, which has a beneficial effect on the organism helping to strengthen it.
Germany is the only country in Europe that has a unique and exemplary network of rehabilitation centers and institutions that are equipped according to the latest technology and follow strict quality standards. In 1,239 preventive and rehabilitation institutions of Germany with the total number of 171,000 beds for stationary stay, over 2 mln patients are treated annually.
Already on the first day after the joint surgery you will begin with a course of physical therapy, that is carried out under the constant supervision of medical personnel. You need to start moving that soon after the surgery in order to train and strengthen muscles and ligaments around the implant, as well as to prevent the formation of blood clots and vessel obstructions, which may develop as a result of a long bed rest. A good blood flow is also important for the rapid healing and growth of bone tissue around the implant. In addition, movement and feasible exercises will prevent the formation of too much connective tissue, which can limit the joint mobility.
If your hip or leg was replaced, within a few first weeks (in some cases up to six weeks) you will have to use crutches or an arena in order not to overload your leg. During the rehabilitation the use of the so-called continuous passive motion device is also sometimes prescribed. This programmable medical device looks like a training gear, but unlike it, it independently performs the right moves for you. This allows the patient to recover normally after the surgery and at the same time returning the mobility to the joint.
If you perform the rehabilitation activities prescribed by your doctor during the first days after the knee joint surgery, to the time of discharge (2-3rd day) you should be able to switch from the intake of strong painkillers to the usual ones, to stand up and sit down on your own, walk around 8 meters along a straight line and go up and down the stairs with the minimal use of crutches or other supporting devices.
If you had a surgery on an ankle joint (malleolus), in addition to physical training aimed to strengthen the muscles and maintain the blood flow, you may need to perform individually selected exercises, because after this surgical intervention problems with the correct positioning of the foot during walking often occur. After you are discharged from the hospital you may need to seek medical help in special clinics, that conduct rehabilitation in Germany for patients after various joint surgeries. The team of specialists who performed your joint replacement surgery will help you with the choice, as it is important to select the rehabilitation therapy that corresponds to the specifics of your case.
Approximately a year after the joint operation, you will need to return to the clinic for medical examination to check the results of the surgery and the subsequent rehabilitation. This will also allow your doctor to detect any changes and, if necessary, take measures to prevent the development of complications.
Subsequent regular inspections of the implant will be carried out every five years.
In three or four months you are going to fully recover and will be able to do sports again, but you should exclude the contact (martial arts, rugby and so on) and team (football, volleyball, basketball) types of sport. On the other hand swimming, biking or skiing are suitable for keeping your joints in a great shape without any extra load. You may also do golf, alpine skiing and tennis (with some restrictions). The general rule for all types of sports: you should choose the one you did before the operation, as learning new sports can lead to unnecessary stress and unwanted injuries.
Johannesbad rehabilitation clinic and thermal complex in Bavaria
The Johannesbad rehabilitation clinic and thermal complex in Bavaria is a medical facility that was certified twice. It has at its disposal a therapy center, that includes an integrated medical fitness center, as well as Germany's largest thermal spa. The rehabilitation/spa clinic is located in Bad Füssing and is surrounded by the wonderful natural and cultural landscape of Lower Bavaria, the picturesque Lower Inntal valley, directly at the border with Upper Austria.
Modern medicine is needed for treatment and recovery. The musculoskeletal disorders in most cases significantly change patient's life. In order to restore the functional ability of the musculoskeletal system as soon as possible, individual support, as well as consistent, constructive and adapted to the patient's features training are required. Rehabilitation orthopedic clinic in Johannesbad takes individual care of your health.
Rehabilitation and subsequent treatment of various diseases of the musculoskeletal apparatus:
- Rheumatism (inflammatory rheumatic diseases of spine and joints)
- Rehabilitation after joint surgery: After arthroscopic surgery, implantation of artificial thigh, knee and shoulder joints
- Osteoarthritis (diseases of the large and small joints of the body)
- Chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system, etc.
Max Gruendich Clinic
In 1986 an outstanding German businessman Max Gruendich founded the clinic bearing his name, guided by some clear ideas. His desire was to create a place for "talking" or narrative medicine, designed to establish closer or more trustful relationships between the doctor and the patient.
A part of his concept was to create the most favorable environment for patients as the basis for the effective therapy and rapid recovery. The Bühlerhöhe hill became a perfect place for it.
The Max Gruendich clinic still retains the original idea of its founder and puts it in its medical practice. All this makes it a unique clinic.
The activity of the clinic is based on three important structural and functional elements: internal medicine with many departments and excellent specialists, the center of preventive diagnostics and the field of psychosomatic medicine.
In 2006, Max Gruendich clinic was successfully certified by the "Organization for cooperation in the field of health care transparency and quality" (KTQ), then it was recertified twice.
The Orthopedic department of the clinic offers a full range of services in the field of orthopedics, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of congenital or acquired, form or functional defects of the musculoskeletal system, bones, joints, muscles and tendons.
In the center of attention of the Orthopedics department of the Max Gruendich clinic is stationary rehabilitation of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, mainly after such surgeries as hip or knee replacement, as well as operations on spine.
Individual rehabilitation programs are carried out coordinated with patient therapy and training plan that is aimed to contribute to the fastest recovery and return to daily life.