The clinic is nestled in the middle of a beautiful park, in a small village called Zihlschlacht. The nearest airport Zurich international airport is a 50-minute drive while St. Gallen is just 20 minutes.
Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht has grown over the years as one of the best neurological clinics in Switzerland. where every patient is given highly-personalised treatment. The comprehensive care practiced by the clinic solely depends on a synergistic interdisciplinary treatment concept. The "24-hour concept" allows every patient to be taken care of throughout their daily routine.
One of the major aims of the clinic is research in neuro-rehabilitation. The researchers carried out are focused on robot-assisted therapies or Parkinson's disease, and other areas of neurorehabilitation. It has a high collaboration with the University of Constance, ETH Zurich, or Clinical Trials Center of the University of Zurich, and other institutions.
There are renowned specialists in different fields in the clinic to take care of the patients in advanced neurological rehabilitation. Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht has over 480 employees, 114 therapists under allied health and 174 nurses.
The highly trained personnel ensure that every patient is taken care of; in the clinic's designated subspecialty wards. The wards in the clinic include the International and VIP – ward, Centre for Parkinson's disease, Somatic early rehabilitation, Cognitive early rehabilitation and General rehabilitation.
The clinic features gait and arm function rehabilitation with robotic devices, a neuro-ophthalmological rehabilitation (visual impairment), Center for neurological early rehabilitation, Parkinson's centre , and treatment concept of spastic movement disorder.
The following are some of the clinic's areas of specialities:
Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is the largest specialised robot-assisted therapy centre in Switzerland. An important partner of Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is Hocoma. This partnership ensures a great advancement in the field of neurotechnology.
Specialized Diagnostic and Therapeutic Capabilities
• Gait therapy
• Neuro-ophthalmological rehabilitation
• Neuro-urological disorders
• Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders
The clinic carries out a general diagnostic investigation on patients with its laboratory analysis, ultrasound, encephalogram, X-ray examination, electronystagmography and many other tests. In complicated cases, patients are referred to the Hirslanden International.
Main areas of therapy:
• The Centre for Early Neurologic Rehabilitation
• Neurourology (secretion disorders)
• Dysphagia (swallowing abnormalities)
• Neuro-ophthalmologic rehabilitation (eyesight abnormalities)
• The Parkinson's Centre
• Programme for treating disorders of the body's motor functions
• Multiple Sclerosis
The range of therapies offered include Active personalized care, Neuropsychology, Clinical psychology, Mechanotherapy, Physical therapy, Movement education/Qi Gong, Neuroophthalmology, Physiotherapy, Neurourology, Pain therapy, Occupational therapy, Music therapy, Speech therapy, specialised therapy for Parkinson's disease, Professional skills Therapy, Personal hygiene education and precautionary practices and Social services and career-guidance.
Facts & Figures:
The clinic consists of two older buildings and several modern buildings, all of which are interlinked. There are 135 beds in double or private rooms. Rooms are fully equipped with telephone, TV, bathroom with a toilet, shower and all necessary toiletries. There is a Parkinson's Center and other specialist buildings including the Pavilion. Additional services include parking areas, , laundry, hair salon, cafeteria, training centre, a gymnasium, an indoor relaxation pool with adjustable floor, massages for relatives, jewelry shopping.