Rehabilitation Hospital of Beroun

Rehabilitation Hospital of Beroun

Due to the privatization in 2007 Beroun hospital obtained a new chance after years of uncertainty - to regain a good reputation. The new owner, a company called Jessenia Inc. belonging to ing. Sotirios Zavalianis brought new vision and its implementation. In conjunction with the Hospital Hořovice, which the owner also owns, he managed to fulfill his goals - to create in the former administrative district of Beroun a functional, high quality, modern and most friendly and trustworthy medical facility : Rehabilitation Hospital Beroun with quality and modern department of internal medicine ICU, department of aftercare and nowadays really renowned workplaces - Rehabilitation and arthroscopic center. There is also a broad spectrum of outpatient care, including MRI and modern complement of other services. Renovated buildings up to the last detail, new technologically advanced equipment, the most modern devices, and the most important thing - skilled specialists from the ranks of doctors and other medical staff, services which are often compared to a quality hotel's service by clients, a number of complimentary letters are still coming in, acknowledging the equipment, expertise, willingness, kindliness and humanity of doctors and other medical staff and much more – this is the present Rehabilitation Hospital Beroun.

Why in Beroun ?

Rehabilitation and physical medicine is currently among the disciplines constantly gaining more use. The Center of medical rehabilitation in Beroun hospital was built in accordance with the privatization project and in accordance with the result of the tender for contracts with health insurance companies. The decision to focus mainly on the medical rehabilitation in Beroun was made also because of a long-term absence of beds for early medical rehabilitation for patients, not only in the Central Region. The structure and location of the hospital with a large park is also ideal for the operation of the Rehabilitation Hospital. However, the decisive condition was, that the owner of the hospital ing. Sotirios Zavalianis was able and willing to invest a great effort and of the hospital, which also means the establishment of the Center of medical rehabilitation .a really high amount (in the order of several hundred million) in the revitalization.

Center of medical rehabilitation presents

Center of medical rehabilitation in Beroun hospital offers three interconnecting pavilions with 150 beds of early medical rehabilitation secured under the acute care department of internal medicine, including intensive care. Furthermore, a number of specialized centers for both, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation treatment, care of a clinical psychologist, a clinical speech therapist and a quality prosthetic department. All patient care and other services offered there are of high quality. Not only patients, but also experts in their field rate the Center of medical rehabilitation in Beroun among the best-equipped and the most comfortable of its type in the Czech Republic. The Center of medical rehabilitation cooperates closely with a number of workplaces, especially the Prague clinics in Charles University hospitals; it is engaged in some important projects, provides professional training for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students from six faculties and is accredited by the Ministry of Health for teaching in the field.

Which patients are treated at the Center

The Center of medical rehabilitation, which has a contract with all the health insurance companies, provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation in and outpatient way, or during hospitalization, especially for patients after an orthopedic surgery, mainly after total knee, hip or shoulder joint surgery and after arthroscopic surgery of large joints. Furthermore, the rehabilitation is carried out in patients with traumatological diagnoses and in patients after neurosurgery and spine surgery such a spondylosis – any manner of spinal degeneration. Comprehensive medical rehabilitation is also used in patients with spine and joint pain of different origin and in patients with neurological disorders, for example after a stroke, multiple sclerosis, but also with other neurological diagnoses.

Kinesiology lab

The Center of medical rehabilitation has a well-equipped kinesiological laboratory for testing and for determining the reasons of movement disorders. A stabilometric platform with an oscillating plate on which the patient stands is placed in the lab. The platform is connected to the PC and monitor. All individual movements of the plate are transformed into electrical impulses which are transmitted to the PC. Thus, the device uses visual feedback, the position of the body can be vicariously watched on the screen, deflection of the center of gravity and stressing of the lower extremities, which allows the patient to correct these parameters retroactively. On the stabilometric platform can therefore be carried out not only diagnosis but also the therapy of various movement disorders.

Physiotherapy

A large team of qualified physiotherapists provides physiotherapy in the Center of medical rehabilitation, these physiotherapists maintain and increase their qualifications not only by regular participation in conferences and training, but also by organizing seminars and practical exercises under the guidance of invited trainers at the Center. As a result, it makes a complete spectrum of analytical and neurophysiological procedures, including the latest. Physiotherapeutical actions in various combinations are used in almost all patients that are both inpatient and outpatient treated with neurological, orthopedic and traumatological disorders, but also in patients with internal diseases and back pain. There is also ensured outpatient physiotherapy and Vojta therapy (reflex locomotion) for children by experienced, specially trained physiotherapists.

Physical Therapy

A large team of qualified physiotherapists provides physiotherapy in the Center of medical rehabilitation, these physiotherapists maintain and increase their qualifications not only by regular participation in conferences and training, but also by organizing seminars and practical exercises under the guidance of invited trainers at the Center. As a result, it makes a complete spectrum of analytical and neurophysiological procedures, including the latest. Physiotherapeutical actions in various combinations are used in almost all patients that are both inpatient and outpatient treated with neurological, orthopedic and traumatological disorders, but also in patients with internal diseases and back pain. There is also ensured outpatient physiotherapy and Vojta therapy (reflex locomotion) for children by experienced, specially trained physiotherapists. Physical Therapy In the Center of medical rehabilitation there are available all forms of physical therapy, which are affecting various symptoms of neurological, orthopedic, traumatologic and vertebrogenic disorders, such as pain of musculoskeletal system and joints, disorders of muscle tonus, muscle atrophy and paresis, circulatory disorders, swelling, etc. It offers all forms of electrotherapy, therapeutic ultrasound, laser, magnetic therapy, shock wave therapy, instrumental therapy of swellings, shortwave diathermy, thermotherapy and cryotherapy, as well as paraffin and peat wraps, classical massages and also manual lymphatic drainage.

Hydrotherapy

Modern hydrotherapy section is located in the new extension center, and it offers two swimming pools for group therapy of patients in one section, the other section has a variety of options for individual treatments. In the bigger pool the water temperature keeps between 28-32 °C, pool´s depth is 120 cm and its part is also a rehabilitation pavement with height-adjustable base. A counter flow is also used. This pool is used mostly for group exercise, the character of which varies depending on what the diagnosis is. Smaller massage pool, with a depth of 105 cm and a water temperature of 36 °C, has a system of nozzles, through which it is possible to conduct underwater massage and whirlpool baths. The public can also benefit from this part of hydrotherapy as well as a modern sauna with a prior appointment at the reception of the Center. Individual procedures are then carried out in another part of hydrotherapy - for example, for whole-body hydro-massage whirlpool baths and bubble baths focused on individual limbs. There are also a dual/four-chamber baths, so-called hydrogalvan, Scottish showers and foot baths of lower limbs.

Occupational therapy (ergotherapy)

The aim of occupational therapy is to enable people with disabilities to maintain a maximum of self-sufficiency in common daily activities, work and leisure activities. The main therapeutic tool in occupational therapy (ergotherapy) is meaningful activity or employment, helping to restore the affected functions. Qualified ergotherapists of the Center of medical rehabilitation exercise with patients various activities of everyday life, but also actions aimed at specific affected areas. They educate patients about the possibilities and use of compensatory aids and conduct training for their use. An integral part of ergotherapy is also advice on how to cope with mobility disabilities in normal life in their own home environment, if possible, in cooperation with the family. Patients can acquire the necessary activities in the Center. Here, they have a training apartment, a specific kitchen and a bathroom with toilet at their disposal. A wide variety of creative activities is offered in well-equipped ergotherapeutic workshop.

Exercise devices

Stylishly equipped gymnasium with great views of Beroun valley has truly much to offer - its equipment is world class. There are three concepts of top diagnostic and therapeutic devices DAVID used for medical rehabilitation, but also for fitness exercise and fitness for the public, which enable primarily strengthening the weakened muscles and create their balance, but the devices DAVID also enable a unique opportunity to test muscle strength and range of motion directly on the exercise devices, all by a visual checking on a screen of each device. It is replenished by a set of high - quality exercise machines HUR. The gymnasium also offers stationary exercise towers and 3D SPACECURL, superior device enabling three-dimensional exercises, originally developed by NASA as an astronaut simulator. It is suitable for example for strengthening the spine stabilization system, improves balance and coordination in open space. Part of the gymnasium is also “so called” Cardio zone, which offers special treadmills, cyclosimulators, steppers and also an apparatus to strengthen hands and arms. It is used both to prepare the body to stress before the exercise and relaxation after it. In the relaxation zone of the gymnasium then clients can use a dry massage bath Velus JET, including 8 combinable options and a possibility to set their own programs, including the time and priorities for the targeted part of the body. Exercise on the devices is always supervised by therapists. 

Device equipment

To rehabilitate both inpatients and outpatients of the Center of medical rehabilitation in Beroun hospital, both experienced professionals and a variety of exercise apparatuses are at the patient’s disposal. For example stationery bikes, MOTOmeds, CPM (Continuous Passive Motion devices) used on knee, hip and shoulder joints, device for training stability and verticalization of patients, treadmills, physical therapy parallel bars ( assisting patients in learning to walk ), training stairs, physical therapy harnesses and vacuum compression therapy - devices supporting exercise without limiting lower extremity range of motion, Hyperbaric Chamber and many others.

Accommodation

The Center of medical rehabilitation in Beroun has 150 beds in single, double and triple rooms with private wheelchair accessible bathrooms, modern electrically adjustable beds from a company belonging in this field to world leaders, with access to the internet and TV. Single rooms in the newest pavilion I also have a modern kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, kettle and also patios or balconies with beautiful views. The offer of beautiful spacious residential apartments with luxury amenities designed to the last detail will certainly appeal to most demanding clientele.

Café and dining room

All mobile patients of the Center of medical rehabilitation dine at the modern dining room. Not only the patients, but their visits and other incomers can then use a charming café with a wide selection of snacks and delicious desserts. Just sit, settle mails, read over a cup of coffee or some other beverage, simply have a short pleasant moment - this also contributes to peace and relaxation, which is so much needed not only when man suffers from a health problem, but also in life, nowadays often so busy.

Park

Together with the Rehabilitation hospital of Beroun, where the entire hospital was fundamentally reconstructed, a big park was revitalized after many years of negligence. Today it is again an oasis of peace and relaxation. There are bowers and benches situated and there is a space for practicing everyday physical activities - different types of surfaces, overcoming obstacles etc., especially for patients of the Center of medical rehabilitation. Not only for patients there are also located simple devices for exercising the entire body.

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