Rehabilitation of locomotor functions

The locomotor rehabilitation department at the Harkány medicinal spa hospital was established in 1977, as the second such department in Hungary outside Budapest. It differs from traditional medicine in its objectives and methods of rehabilitation, since it places as its goal the objective of making it possible for patients, whose regular human activity and social participation is limited, to live as independent and as full a life as possible.

During the course of rehabilitating patients with locomotor disorders we utilize every element of the comprehensive physical therapy provided at our institution, which we supplement with an individual rehabilitation plan after diagnosing the condition of the patient. Within the context of a team based approach, representatives from several specialties participate in realizing the goals of the plan. Following rehabilitation the patients head home with their remaining abilities better developed and strengthened, or in certain cases supplemented with assistance devices.

The Harkanyi Psoriasis Center is located in a fully accessible environment, and performs rehabilitation activities that are effective and popular with patients for the following types of disorders:

  1. Inflammatory rheumatological disorders
    • Rheumatoid arthritis and the chronic conditions of other autoimmune joint inflammations
    • Joint inflammations accompanying psoriasis
  2. Degenerative joint and spine disorders
    • Vertebral disc disorders
    • Peripheral joint arthrosis (hip, knee, small joint, etc.)
  3. Soft tissue rheumatism (Fibromyalgia, disorders of the tendons, ligaments and bursae)
  4. Locomotor organ lesions associated with basic metabolic or other internal disorders
    • Osteoporosis
    • Gout
    • Diabetic arthropathy, angiopathy and neuropathy
    • Chronic kidney disorders
    • Weight gain (obesity)
  5. Accident victims and post-traumatic conditions
  6. Conditions following joint prosthesis surgeries and other orthopedic surgeries
  7. Patients who have had surgery for herniated discs or other neurosurgery
  8. Patients with amputations due to accidents or constriction of the blood vessels
  9. Patients with damage to the spinal cord, skull or brain and stroke patients who have gone through prior neurological rehabilitation
  10. Organic neurological disorders (i.e. Guillain–Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, myopathy, damage to peripheral nerves, etc.)

The requirement for the rehabilitation is freedom from any accompanying disorder that would make it impossible to take advantage of a major portion of the treatments.