A Rehabilitation process consists of different elements, here we provide you with more information on the different therapies and treatments that could be part of your rehabilitation process at Vintersol.
Physiotherapy uses natural adaptation mechanisms of the body to specifically treat disorders of bodily functions. Some of the treatments we offer include:
Occupational Therapy aims at training or re-training motions and abilities that have not been developed or have been lost through an illness or trauma. It focuses on increasing patient’s independency in day to day activities through:
Simple baths, contrast baths and hydrokinesiotherapy (physical exercises in the aquatic environment, taking advantage of the thermal and mechanical properties of the water). This treatment can be performed in groups or individually with a therapy assistant. The aim is to strengthen muscles, improve body image perception, motor coordination and balance.
Light Therapy and especially sun exposure is a well known and effective treatment for Psoriasis. By exposing affected skin to sunlight, the growth of the skin cells is slowed down which can result in improved skin appearance.
Our sun terrace, which is exclusively for Psoriasis patients, has been constructed in a way that provides maximum privacy. It enables our patients to feel relaxed while treating their affected skin with sunlight. It is very important for the sun exposure to happen gradually and to remember to apply sufficient sun screen to the areas of skin which are not affected by Psoriasis to avoid sunburn.
Speech therapists pursue the goal of preserving and / or restoring the communicative abilities as well as the food intake of patients.
Our speech therapist will assess your abilities and develop a therapy plan. Training with our speech therapist helps patients to improve speech, voice and swallowing. Patients will learn exercises which can be practiced at home once their stay in Vintersol is over.
This multi-sensory treatment room based on the Snoezelen concept offers a different approach to therapy.
Snoezelen means to sit or lie comfortable in a cosy, pleasantly warm room enjoying lighting effects, surrounded by soft sounds and melodies. Snoezelen is used to improve sensitive perception and relaxation. The Snoezelen room can be flooded with fragrant scents, which can awake beautiful memories and animate dreaming. This harmonious environment facilitates easier communication between the patient and the therapist and helps to focus on specific goals. The aim is also to create adapted behaviours and to improve the autonomy and quality of life for the patient.
The Snoezelen concept is a theory developed in 1970 by Dutch Jan Hulsegge and Ad Verheul. Snoezelen is a combination of the two words in Dutch "snuffelen" (snooping, sniffing) and "doezelen" (dozing, slumbering).
Intensive physical and functional training; if required with use of belts to reduce the body weight. The aim is to boost the infralesional musculature, re-educate gait activities in patients with spinal cord injury, acquired brain damage or other conditions.
Stretching exercises especially suitable for muscle stiffness and spasticity, it reduces the risk of injuries and can help to prevent the shortening of muscles.
This group training will improve skills and techniques for wheelchair users. We train inside and outside the clinic, to learn how to maneuver and overcome obstacles that can be found at home, in parks, shops or other daily life scenarios. The instructor will provide tips and advice with the aim to increase confidence and independence for wheelchair users. These sessions also include fitness exercises and stretching to help keeping fit and build strength.
Our team of therapists has a wide background of education and specialization. Every season we offer special classes where our patients can learn new skills and which help to keep minds and bodies active.
In the past these included:
We host regular forums, talks and seminars hold by our own health experts or friends of Vintersol. These provide an opportunity for our patients to learn more about diseases, to receive advice and share experiences. Those informative and social events help patients to stay updated and provide new insights.
Some of the topics we have covered include: Healthy Eating, Life with a Disability, Nutrition, Daily Living Aids, Psoriasis,...