The scientific basis
Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Franz Gerstenbrand, * 6.9.1924; † 30.6.2017
Scientific supervisor of the ADELI Medical Center
“The ADELI Medical Center in Piestany is fully equipped with all known means of modern neurorehabilitation. Scientific achievements of neurologic research are well applied within the scope of the treatment programme, especially in activating the proprioceptive system. A department of hyperbaric oxygenation therapy complements the main facility. As one of the few institutes in Europe the Center specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation.
The basic principles of modern neurorehabilitation are well established at the ADELI Medical Center. The therapeutic community of specialised physicians, therapists and the staff of various other areas of medicine work in close collaboration with the relatives, or carers, for the benefit of the patient. The concept is supported by creating an individual rehabilitation programme for each patient after a thorough analysis of the neurological deficits and their cause, taking into the account the damage caused to the brain, spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system.
This stimulation of proprioceptive system – one of the most important components of motor function – is accompanied at ADELI by the use of medical devices that find their origin in space medicine. For example, the special, modified space suits and the vibrating shoe: the effectiveness of this method has been scientifically proven by recent research using functional MRI studies (fMRI). It has emerged as a new treatment option in neurorehabilitation.
Brain areas activated
ADELI Medical Center also makes good use of the newly opened hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) department. Numerous researches – mainly in the USA – have proven the effectiveness of this treatment for various neurological conditions. The method can be used to treat patients who suffer from severe consequences of a traumatic brain injury, stroke or an apallic syndrome in advanced remission stage of different etiology. The approach yields results even in patients with a locked-in syndrome.“
ADELI Medical Center became associate member of the BIF Confederation in May 2014. BIF isa non-governmental organisation aimed at raising awareness of brain injury by creating a common European platform through co-ordination and co-operation between national associations of people with brain injury and their families.
Recognition by abroad foreign insurance companies
Our organization has contracts with payers in the country and abroad. Some of the overseas state insurance companies cover the entire cost of rehabilitation, while the reimbursement of the costs from any EU insurance company follows a different process. Learn more about it here.