Medical rehabilitation

The University Rehabilitation Institute Soča (URI Soča) is the central Slovenian public institution in which we perform comprehensive rehabilitation of adults and children with central and peripheral nervous system disorders, movement of related body structures and functions, and patients with muscular and neuromuscular diseases with chronic pain and with cancer.

Medical rehabilitation in URI Soča is complemented by the activities of our centres:

Rehabilitation is performed in the outpatient rehabilitation service and in six departments:

  • Rehabilitation Department for Patients after Amputation
  • Department for (Re)habilitation of Children
  • Department for Rehabilitation of Patients after Injuries, with Peripheral Nervous Disorders and Rheumatoid Diseases
  • Department for Rehabilitation of Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Diseases
  • Department for Rehabilitation of Patients after Stroke
  • Department of Rehabilitation of Patients with Spinal Lesions

 

Within the rehabilitation activity we perform:

  • assessment and diagnostics of movement (kinesiological diagnostics of gait, posture and balance measurements, isokinetic dynamometry, foot pressure measurements in shoes), 
  • assessment and diagnostics of the functioning of related bodily functions and structures
  • therapy for swallowing disorders, 
  • equipping patients with alternative communication and training for its use, 
  • application of botulinum toxin, 
  • management of patients with a baclofen pump, 
  • management of patients with inserted posterior spinal cord stimulation (SCS), 
  • therapy using robotic devices. 

We use demanding methods in rehabilitation medicine, physiotherapy, rehabilitation nursing, occupational therapy, psychological, speech therapy and social therapy treatment, including counselling for adaptations to the individual's living environment. We “guide” patients and their family members through the disease. We follow the development of the disease, advise patients and relatives on solving certain problems at different stages of life and at different stages of the disease.