VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Altona Hamburg
About the hospital
VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Altona Hamburg was founded in 2005 as a children's rehabilitation center with German medical quality. In 2019, the complex was expanded with a new complex on the grounds of Alton Children's Hospital for easier access to orthopedists, neurologists, and pediatricians.
For rehabilitation, patients are accepted after orthopedic operations in the presence of neuro-orthopedic diseases (cerebral palsy, spina bifida) or imperfect osteogenesis, reconstruction of the hip joint in orthopedic diseases, scoliosis, interventions on the spine or foot, tumor impressions, as well as after severe injuries or congenital disabilities developments.
The robotic gait enhancement technique helps patients control vertical and lateral movements at varying speeds that are individually selected and gradually increase as improvement progresses. Treadmill workouts and exercise pools (Halliwick method) complement hardware therapy. Halliwick Hydrotherapy consists of water-specific therapy and a ten-point program (improvement of breathing functions, muscle tone, stability of joint functions, and accuracy of hand movements). This approach focuses on the control and stability of rotations around different axes of the body. Bobat therapists also help strengthen the child's skills and promote the development of new neural connections, thus promoting the evolution of fine motor skills and speech and communication skills. In addition, lymph therapy, taping, and manual therapy relieve tension in the body and reduce inflammation and pain. Ergotherapy complements the main course of treatment for self-care (dressing, washing) and the ability to work (hand-made, operating with various devices). Patients have the opportunity to walk in the fresh air near the Elbe River and master cooking in their free time from remedy.
The high efficiency of the cure and the patient-oriented staff allowed the center to gain recognition among specialists of a narrow profile and to recommend it for neurophysiological and orthopedic rehabilitation. In addition, constantly updating knowledge and implementing robotic training methods improve conditions even in complex cases.
Should I choose VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Altona to improve movement in cerebral palsy?
Occupational therapists and rehabilitators offer a wide range of restorative options for smoother and more confident movements for patients with cerebral palsy. A detailed individual analysis of all existing violations allows the development of the most effective program.
Can I recover my child after surgery in the clinic?
The medical center works with patients who have undergone surgery due to injuries or hernias and joint replacements or bone corrections. Even complex interventions on the foot and hand can be rehabilitated thanks to the extensive experience of the hospital's specialists.
Is the medical center suitable for treatment from an early age?
Rehabilitation in the center for the tiniest patients is a good choice due to the possibility of developing the nervous system most efficiently. In addition, parents are actively involved in maintenance and care training, massages, and exercises, which is helpful for post-treatment at home.
About the city
Hamburg is the second-largest metropolis in Germany, located on the banks of the Elbe. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the country, the largest port and a real "Gateway to the World." Hamburg has been a centre of European trade since it joined the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. The maritime spirit and traditions of the Hanse permeate Hamburg through and through: from architecture and sights to culture, food and the cries of seagulls in the streets.
Most of the sights of Hamburg are concentrated in the central part of the city, bounded from the south by the Elbe and its channels, and from all other sides by the city ramparts. The city's symbol is a 132-meter tower called Michael, belonging to the church of St. Michael. The city is rich in its cultural heritage, which visitors can find in its museums, theatres, cathedrals and churches. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres and 50 museums of various kinds. In addition, the city has more parks and squares than any other city in Germany. Regarding the number of bridges, Hamburg ranks first in Europe, as there are more than 2,300 bridges in the city.
Many types of industries thrive in Hamburg. Among them are chemical, oil, electrical and many others. Hamburg is also home to the headquarters of many world-famous trading firms, banks, insurance and economic organizations. Hamburg is rightly called the media capital of Germany. After all, it is here that the famous publishing houses of the socio-political press "Stern" and "Spiegel" are located. Particular attention is paid to the healthcare system, so the city has much developed public and private medical institutions. For example, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf is the largest provider of medical services in Europe and annually treats more than half a million patients.
A visit to Hamburg is an unexpectedly vivid and memorable experience. The city perfectly combines old traditions and the modern rhythm of life. Guests can enjoy excellent cuisine, a wide variety of museums and galleries, concerts and festivals. Hamburg leaves behind only the most pleasant memories and the desire to return again and again.