Intensive Therapy – Out-patient therapy in block format

Focusing on essentials for ten days. Intensive therapy is a highly efficient treatment for the
rehabilitation of patients with motor skills disorder following brain injuries like stroke, craniocerebral
injury or cerebral palsy - regardless of age, severity of affliction or time lapsed since its onset.

The therapy is divided into two five-day periods, with a two-day break between them.

Based on proven concepts.
The therapy is based on the concepts of the brain’s neuroplasticity and
its capacity for structural and functional reorganization. In practise this means that functions
lost can be regained through individual and intensive training. Our training programme is
structured in accordance with theClinical Application of Forced Use, developed by Jan Utley
and Susan Woll on the basis of the Bobath and the Forced Use theory.

The most important characteristics of intensive therapy
• Individual therapy by one and the same therapist throughout (six hours a day for a total of ten days).
• The therapy focuses on targeted stimulation of the affected side of the body and on avoiding
overcompensation by the lesser affected or unaffected side.

• Through repetitive training over an extended period, and through steadily raising the challenge
level, we achieve better and instantly noticeable progress within a very short time.

• The exercises focus on everyday activities and are adjusted to your individual needs.

The most important benefits of intensive therapy
• Maximal therapeutic success within a comparatively short time
• As you continue living at home, you are able to integrate your new skills into your life immediately
• Outside care – whether through Spitex or relatives – can be reduced at a faster pace
• Follow-up tests prove that the positive effect of intensive therapy is sustained for months to follow


A day in the Segeten Neurorehab intensive therapy

Daily, individually and intensively! Training frequency and individualized assistance are pivotal
influences upon the success of neurorehabilitation. Intensive therapy facilitates highly focused
work on improving your motor skills.

The therapy course

Visualizing potential and development. An individual motor function test and the physiotherapist
report provide the basic information required for forming a training programme which is perfectly
adjusted to your abilities. The test is recorded on video and both are repeated at the end of the
intensive therapy – for you not only to feel, but also to see your progress.

Jointly determining the practical goal. Working together with you towards a meaningful goal in
everyday life is important for the course of the therapy. This goal could be: climbing stairs,
combing your hair without help, eating, drinking, using a computer, or riding a bike. We jointly
determine the concrete goal, taking your current potential and prospects into account.

Approaching step by step. During the first one to two hours of the day we treat the movement
limitations caused by the immobility and the main motor problem and its consequences. This
is necessary in order to prepare you for the intensive repetitive training (Massed Practice). The
first part of this training starts before noon.

Lunchtime: eating, learning and relaxing. Lunchtime is part of the therapy. The therapist supports
(facilitates) your affected side in all movements related to eating and drinking, such as: carving
with a knife, eating, using your affected hand to raise a drink to your lips, and pouring a drink.

The subsequent short break is for relaxing and preparing for the second part of the therapy.

In the afternoon we continue the Massed-Practice-Training, aiming towards the goal of the therapy,
whilst gently raising the challenge level of the exercises.


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