Holistic care for spinal cord injuries
The Spinal Cord Injury Centre at Balgrist University Hospital ensures comprehensive care for people with spinal cord injuries – from treatment in the acute phase to long-term rehabilitation.
All the disciplines needed for optimal care of the individual patient are combined in one team. The medical specialists in neurology, urology, orthopaedics, and general internal medicine are supported by specially trained nursing staff, therapists, and counsellors. You can count on us.
Your whole life long.
The Spinal Cord Injury Centre offers the most effective medical treatment and training therapies. Despite physical restrictions, our patients achieve the best possible degree of independence so that they can create an active life for themselves.
We treat patients with injuries of the spinal cord whatever the cause, and provide a designated medical contact person throughout their stay. Thanks to a close networking with other specialist facilities, we are able to investigate and treat even the most complex problems.
The Department of Neurology/Neurophysiology is dedicated to nerve diseases of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. The team works closely with the spine surgery, neuro-urology, radiology, orthopaedics, and rheumatology.
Therapies and counselling
We offer our patients a wide range of therapies in rehabilitation with the aim to restore lost functions as much as possible, or to find ways of compensating. Our researchers in robotics develop several appliances that offer great support in the treatment of patients with spinal cord injuries.
Blog (only in German)
On our blog, you will find interesting articles related to spinal cord injuries. Here you can get more details about current research projects in the Spinal Cord Injury Centre as well as insights into different therapeutic concepts.
Downloads (available only in German)
- Verein Paraplegikerzentren Schweiz
- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Paraplegie
- International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)
- Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE)
- International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS)
- Deutschsprachige Medizinische Gesellschaft für Paraplegie (DMGP)
- European Multicenter Study about Spinal Cord Injury (EMSCI)
- NISCI - A multicenter European clinical trial