Rehabilitation medicine

For people with disabilities due to injuries and diseases in the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system, medical rehabilitation is offered by partners within and outside Region Skåne.

The department of rehabilitation medicine 
at Skåne University Hospital is accredited 
by the internationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). It is one of the largest clinics within rehabilitation medicine in Scandinavia. A regional Centre of Knowledge, the department’s mission is to incorporate, test, and disseminate new knowledge in the field and promote evidence-based methods in rehabilitation. Specialist team members work together with patients and their families to establish goals, choose appropriate treatment options, and set the pace for recovery.

Main target groups are individuals with neurological injuries and diseases – stroke, head or spinal cord injuries, post-polio, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and neuromuscular disorders. Rehabilitation models and interventions focusing on physical activity and training, compensatory strategies, self-efficacy, coping and empowerment, participation and life satisfaction are evaluated and developed. Patients with complex disabilities following diverse serious conditions such as infectious disease and/or long-term intensive care are a small but highly challenging group.

The rehabilitation medicine research group is part of the department of health sciences at the Lund University medical faculty. The research group is led by a professor of rehabilitation medicine and includes two researchers with PhDs and four PhD students. Research and education is conducted with a focus on disability and rehabilitation.