Rehabilitation

Main focus of our inpatient rehabilitation

  • Post-operative rehabilitation (e.g. patients after hip or knee replacement surgery)
  • Post-stroke conditions
  • Post-traumatic conditions
  • Post-amputation rehabilitation – School of Walking
  • Chronic painful conditions
  • Other neurological diagnoses

Our inpatient rehabilitation care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedists, neurologists, internists, physiotherapists, speech and occupational therapists, psychologists, nurses and other nursing personnel.

Following the initial physical examination and functional diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system, the rehabilitation doctor together with the physiotherapist evaluate the patient’s condition and set up an individual treatment program.

The core of the rehabilitation treatment is individual physiotherapy based on the modern principles of clinical europhysiology and developmental kinesiology.

The program also includes supervised group exercises at our gym to improve cardiovascular fitness and increase overall stability and strength.

The treatment also contains a wide spectrum of hydrotherapy and electrotherapy procedures as well as occupational therapy which is provided to clients with various types of physical, sensory or mental impairments. The aim of occupational therapy is to restore the client’s self-sufficiency in their everyday activities and training of upper limb functions such as coordination of motoric skills and grip function.

POST-OPERATIVE REHABILITATION

A joint replacement surgery that is not followed by a professional rehabilitation can hardly fulfill its purpose. Our team of experts provides an individualized treatment program specifically tailored to each patient’s needs.

The aim of the post-operative rehabilitation is to improve the range of motion in the operated joint. The patient also goes through breathing exercises or vascular gymnastics serving as a prevention of thrombotic disorders. Exercise of the thigh muscles and strengthening of the upper limbs are also an integral part of the treatment.

Approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the operation, you can return to most of your normal activities.

“An important part of rehabilitation is walking with crutches, which starts very slowly, step by step, first on a flat surface and later on the stairs. Afterwards, the patient begins to ride on a stationary bike under the supervision of the physical therapist. Other types of therapy may be added as well.

For example, we also teach patients how to lie down in bed correctly and how to get out of it” said Dr. Libor Musil, Head of Department of Rehabilitation at The Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic in Prague.

Our specialists

Dr. Libor Musil

Head of Department of Rehabilitation
Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic in Prague

  • Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Pilsen.
  • Passed the Medical Board Certificate in Neurology (2008).
  • Passed the Medical Board Certificate in Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine (2011).
  • Head of the EMG Laboratory and physician at the Chronic Back Pain Department of the Neurology Department of the Královské Vinohrady University Hospital, Prague (2002-2009).
  • Attending physician for neurorehabilitation at the Center for Locomotor System Medicine, Prague (2012).
  • Since 2013, he has been Head of Rehabilitation at the Malvazinky Rehabilitation Clinic in Prague.
  • In 2007, he was awarded a prize by the Czech Neurological Society for the best thesis in clinical practice and case research.
  • He has written articles for medical journals and held several specialized courses, including Diagnostics and treatment of pain in rehabilitation, Comprehensive EMG II or Developmental kinesiology in manual medicine.
  • Dr. Musil is the Chief Attending Physician of the Czech National Sledge Hockey Team with regular participation at the Paralympic Games as the Team's main physician.