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Orthopaedic & Rheumatology

Degenerative changes in the joints increase with age but the process may be faster due to physical stress and obesity on weight-bearing joints (hips, knees) and the spinal column. Intensive physiotherapy (SensoPro, personal training, aquafit, modern machine training, etc.) may improve muscular strength, stabilise the joints and the back, and unburden the joints. When cartilage in the joints is lost completely or severe degenerative arthritis has occurred, joint replacement may be necessary. This can be done at the Orthopaedic Centre at our partner hospital, while the rehab programme which follows is provided by the Waldhotel. 
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Dr Alex Schallberger

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and was trained at the well-known University Hospital of Balgrist in Zurich. He heads the Orthopaedic Clinics at LUNIS Hospital, Stans, and also heads the care of patients with severe injuries. He is a consultant at the Waldhotel.

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Diagnostics and treatments at our partner medical centres

  • Joint replacement
  • Vertebral bone (Lucerne)
  • Vertebral disc and bone operations (narrowing of spinal canal)
  • Vertebroplasty
Icelab

Cryotherapy Icelab -110 ° c

Soothing and stimulating therapy due to extreme cold 

Whole body cold therapy has established itself over the last few years as a highly effective, passive, short-term physical therapy. The "icelab" consists of three chambers. In the first chamber it is minus 10, in the second minus 60 and in the third minus 110 degrees cold. In swimwear, with shoes, gloves, ear and mouth protection, you will cycle through the three chambers one after the other. After two shorter visits to the first two chambers to prepare you for the extreme cold, stay in the minus 110 degree cold room for up to three minutes. 

Due to the cold, the heart pumps more blood per heartbeat through the body, and the sensation of pain is blocked for a short duration. This stimulates muscle circulation and stimulates muscle metabolism. Cryotherapy is successfully used as a pain therapy in rheumatology, increases the training efficiency of competitive athletes and shortens the recovery phase of the muscles after training.

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