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Therapy at Balgrist University Hospital

Our therapy teams are specialized in one or more orthopedic areas. Whether it’s after a surgical operation, following an accident or as a supplement to performance-oriented and prevention-oriented training: with our physiotherapy and occupational therapy experts you’ll be well looked after from the very beginning.

Physiotherapy

We work closely together with the doctors in our specialist orthopedics teams and centers to create a training and rehabilitation program for you. In doing so, we can make use of selected, scientifically based methods as well as modern therapy equipment and rooms.

Spine, Rheu­ma­to­lo­gy and Tumors

Our team consists of physiotherapists who are specialized in the orthopedic areas of the spine, physical medicine & rheumatology and tumors.

Shoulder and Elbow

Shoulder joints are the most flexible of all the joints in our body. The interplay between the bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons that provide stability and movement is accordingly complex.

Hip, Knee and Foot

Walking – for most of us this is the most natural way to get around. The lower limbs (i.e. the hip, knee and feet) must be intact. Bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons must reliably interact with one another.

Technical Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Day Clinic

Patients come to us after a lower limb amputation to relearn many functional daily activities – in particular walking.

Prevention and Sports Medicine

Do you want to start playing sport again? Or walk up the stairs without being in pain? Do you want to get back on your feet after an accident or illness? Or prepare for your next competition with support from sports medicine experts? We’ll get you there.

Paraplegia

The spinal cord is a fundamental part of our central nervous system and therefore indispensable for the proper functioning of our body and locomotor system. Paraplegia or tetraplegia therefore turns many things in life upside down.

Occupational Therapy

Our spectrum of occupational therapy treatments goes beyond the physical complaints after an operation or illness. Our specialists give careful consideration to your private and professional situation. Activation therapy measures and targeted job training help you to develop, maintain or restore your ability to act.

Orthopedics

We feel and grasp things with our hand countless times a day. Our mobility is significantly restricted if these valuable organs are impaired or damaged following an accident or illness.

Paraplegia

The main focus of our treatment lies on reintegrating patients with spinal injuries into daily life. Our occupational therapists are part of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team who concentrate on helping you to act as independently as possible.

Activation therapy

We primarily help people with spinal injuries but also long-term inpatients to maintain and develop their physical, cognitive, social and emotional abilities. This is mainly achieved through therapeutic activities and exchanges within the group.

Courses & Massages

Balgrist University Hospital offers a varied health and sports program that is also available without a medical prescription. Our specialized therapists provide the ideal support to help you achieve your personal health and sports goals.

Contact

Would you like to make an appointment or do you have any questions about the therapy services?

Physiotherapy

Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m.–5 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
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Prevention & Sports Medicine
Monday to Thursday
7.30 a.m.–8.30 p.m.

Friday
7.30 a.m.–6 p.m.
+41 44 386 52 52
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Occupational therapy

Orthopedics
Monday to Friday
8 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
+41 44 386 59 46
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Tetra- & Paraplegia
Monday to Friday
8 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
+41 44 386 39 10
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Activation therapy
Monday to Friday
8 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 62
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Our expert

Portrait Marcel Enzler
Marcel Enzler
Head of Therapies
+41 44 386 15 86
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Courses and Massages

Are you healthy and symptom-free? We want to keep it that way. That's why we offer you a range of courses, training sessions and medical massages that you can benefit from even without a doctor's prescription.

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Referral

Physiotherapy

Monday to Friday
7.30 a.m.–5 p.m.
+41 44 386 15 88
Email

Occupational therapy

Orthopedics
Monday to Friday
8 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–5 p.m.
+41 44 386 59 46
Email

Paraplegia & Tetraplegia
Monday to Friday
8 a.m.–12 noon
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
+41 44 386 39 10
Email