Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

+34 93 497 77 00


  • 1966

    Implementation of interdisciplinary teamwork.

  • 1967

    Creation of the Institut Guttmann Sports Club, Chairman of adapted sport at national level.

  • 1969

    First birth of a son to a quadriplegic motherin Spain .

  • 1975

    Start of outpatient rehabilitation in the outpatient hospital.

  • 1983

    Creation of a neuropsychology unit.

  • 1986

    Creation of the first Sexuality and Assisted Fertility Unit for people with disabilities in Spain.

  • 1987

    First implantable epidural neurostimulator and intrathecal infusion pump for the treatment of spasticity.

  • 1988

    Creation of the first Multiple Sclerosis Unit in Spain.

    Start of the Children's Rehabilitation Unit during non-school hours.

  • 1989

    Introduction of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).

  • 1990

    First implementation of Sacral anterior root stimulators to control urination, evacuation and secretion.

    estimuladores de raíces sacras anteriores
  • 1991

    Introduction of quadriplegic hand surgery.

  • 1992

    The Institut Guttmann is designated a Paralympic Hospital.

  • 1994

    Implementation of the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit.

  • 1995

    The founders of the European Institute for Design and Disability-EIDD in Spain.

  • 1996

    Creation of the Santi Beso Arnalot Neurorehabilitation Documentation Centre.

  • 1998

    Implementation of the Integrated Home Services.

  • 1999

    Constitution of the Guttmann University Institute of Neurorehabilitation attached to the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

  • 2000

    Launching of the Socio-clinical Assessment and Support Team specialised in Neurorehabilitation.

    For the first time in Spain, implementation of the FreeHand system for hand functionality of quadriplegic patients with high cervical injury.

  • 2001

    Presentation of the wheelchair basketball team Institut Guttmann-FC Barcelona..

  • 2002

    Inauguration of new Neurorehabilitation Hospital in Badalona.

    Chief promoter in Spain of the concept of intensive gait training and gait rehabilitation techniques with partial suspension of body weight.

  • 2003

    Creation and development of the Clinical Research Unit in neurorehabilitation and technology applied to disability.

  • 2004

    Creation of the Social Participation Council of the Institut Guttmann, the first of its kind in Spain.

    Agreement with Spaulding Rehabilitation Centre and Harvard University for the Spanish issue of the rehabilitation magazine "Rehab in Review."

  • 2005

    First in Spain to incorporate the LOKOMATgait rehabilitation system .

    First call for medical fellowships in Spain to obtain the Expert diploma in neurorehabilitation.

    Joint Commission International Accreditation obtained.

    Sistema LOKOMAT para la rehabilitación de la marcha
  • 2006

    Launching of the computer and pre-employment initiation classroom, with the support of Fundación ONCE.

  • 2007

    Launching of the post-polio care programme, a pioneer project in Spain.

    First implants in Spanish territory of diaphragmatic pacemaker and neurostimulators for the treatment of clubfoot.

  • 2008

    Recognition as a centre of reference in neurorehabilitation by the Government of Andorra.

  • 2010

    Diaphragmatic pacemaker implant in two children, one of which has the lowest weight in the world.

  • 2011

    ISO 14001 Accreditation obtained, which certifies compliance with environmental protection policies in all processes of the organisation.

  • 2013

    Accredited as a national centre of reference (CSUR) in Comprehensive Care for Patients with Complex Spinal Cord Injuries by the Consejo Interterritorial del Sistema Nacional de Salud (Inter-territorial Council of the National Health System)

  • 2014

    Guttmann, NeuroPersonalTrainer® is certified as a medical device by the Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (Spanish Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices).