Rehabilitation involves restoring the patient to a good physical condition, as well as enabling him/her to recover his/her capacity to be independent.
Rehabilitation medicine involves the medico-social, medico-surgical, psychosomatic and pedagogical fields, allowing the patient to recover function as close as possible to his/her original state preceding an accident, major surgery, a disability, a handicap or a chronic disease.
Rehabilitation starts as soon as any lesions appear, and only ends once the patient has been reintroduced to his/her usual environment and to society. In between these two phases, care is continuous and coordinated in all the different sectors, which requires teamwork. The patient actively participates in this process throughout this programme of care, until he/she has achieved the best possible conditions for returning to his/her normal life and the best possible quality of life.
Rehabilitation can help a patient who is suffering from major limitations to recover the best possible physical capacity, allowing us to carry out a surgical intervention with as few complications as possible.
This medical speciality also includes the task of coordinating and monitoring all measures connected to the rehabilitation phase. These measures are subjected to evaluations which involve numerous specialists and technicians from various fields.
In terms of rehabilitation, Valais Hospital focuses above all on the human and social dimension, while offering a varied and specialised range of services in many medical fields, including: pneumology, cardiology, neurology and orthopaedics, both for outpatients and in-patients.