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Specialist Neurorehabilitation Hospital
The Institut Guttmann is a specialized hospital in the medical and surgical treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury or other neurological disabilities. Its main objective is to provide specialised, comprehensive, continuous and personalized care, incorporating the highest levels of science, technology and compassion.
Its characteristic care model is based on the intervention of an expert multidisciplinary team, the compassion and specialisation of its professionals, and the scientific rigour with which it operates; together with modern facilities and the continuous incorporation of the latest technology, these make the Institut Guttmann one of the world’s leading hospitals in its field today.
The care and neurorehabilitation activity of the Institut Guttmann is organised by functional units and clinical programmes for the rehabilitation of patients, as well as a number of specific clinical procedures able to bring significant qualitative improvements in the health field and in the improvement of the quality of life of those affected by a neurological disability.
Neurorehabilitation is a highly specialised complex clinical process to restore, minimise and/or compensate for functional changes in the individual with a disability as a result of injury to the nervous system.
When a disability occurs, as produced by a spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury, the abilities and lifestyle of the person and their family are altered. As a response to this situation, training is necessary both in the physical dimension and in the psychological and social domains, which will affect both the person himself/herself and the family.
It is in this context that neurorehabilitation requires a fundamental role to achieve the greatest possible degree of autonomy, and an active, normalising and satisfactory social inclusion.