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Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

We treat patients who are suffering from any sort of disability and help them to recover as much functional capacity as possible to facilitate their rapid reintegration.

The Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine Department seeks to prevent, diagnose and treat disability in children and adolescents. Our team is made up of various rehabilitation specialists, and we engage in coordinated efforts and simultaneous multidisciplinary collaboration with experts from other disciplines.

We take a comprehensive, personalised, highly scientific and human approach to each patient. Our goal is centred on the interests of each child and the involvement of the family in our programme. We start with intensive care in the acute phase during admission and follow-up with outpatient care when the child has returned home.

We take part in scientific studies, with a particular emphasis on innovation, and later apply the results to our treatments.

Who are our patients

Children and adolescents with secondary temporary or permanent disabilities of different origins. The most common are:  

  • Acquired brain damage due to traumatic brain injury, stroke and infectious or tumoural processes.
  • Neuromuscular diseases. Muscular dystrophies, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy and neuropathies such as Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease and myaesthenia gravis.
  • Spina bifida and neural tube disorders.
  • Congenital and acquired child spinal injury
  • Musculoskeletal diseases and deformities.
  • Polytrauma and sequelae of fractures in general.
  • Malformation syndromes (arthrogryposis and achondroplasia).
  • Missing limbs and amputation
  • Obstetric brachial palsy.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Congenital muscular torticollis.
  • Rheumatic diseases.
  • Cystic fibrosis and other respiratory system conditions.
  • Oncological diseases: central nervous system tumours, leukaemia and bone tumours.
  • Bladder and anal sphincter dysfunction in children and adolescents.