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The Sol et Salus hospital has four gyms called Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Mars.

The “Sun” gym is about 400 square metres and is located on the first floor and has a robotic static bed among the other rehabilitation equipment.

The “Moon”  gym is located on the first floor and is about 200 square metres. In addition to having rehabilitation activities it is also specialised in occupational therapy and upper limb robotics.

The “Jupiter” gym is located on the ground floor adjacent to the “Villette” department and has a surface of about 200 metres.

The “Mars” gym is located on the ground floor and has a surface of about 300 square metres and among its equipment it has the leading Tecnobody® machines and computerised systems that keep track of the patient’s history, the activities carried out and the progress over time.

Coordinator: Claudio Fantini

The physiotherapy service for orthopaedic rehabilitation is located on the ground floor in the Mars gym which is about 300 square metres. Among its equipment it has the leading Tecnobody® production machine that allow a rapid recovery of proprioceptive functions (proprioception =ability to perceive and recognise the position of one’s body in space and the condition of muscle contractions even without visual support)  of the ankle, knee and hip (sprains, lumpectomy or surgical operation outcomes) through visual and auditory feedback.
In performing specific tasks designed to meet the individual’s needs, performance progress can be measured. The service has a computerised system that keeps track of the patient’s history, the activities he has carried out and the progress over time.
The orthopaedic rehabilitation deals mainly with minor impairments and disabilities to pathologies originating from trauma to a skeletal component or minor surgery.
The rehabilitation treatment can start during recovery after surgery if compatible with the doctor’s orders.

The Tecnobody treadmill bases its concept on the most up-to-date scientific evidence. As with the other equipment Tecnobody has a front screen that gives the patient different feedback according to his functional walking parameters. The system is able to generate virtual reality scenarios which  stimulate the patient to adapt to multimodal stimuli that facilitates performance execution.

The system is suitable for both patients with neurological lesions therefore low functional levels as well as for athletes or high-level athletes because it is able to evaluate the performance. A unique feature is to measure all the walking parameters the same as a movement analysis laboratory would but with extremely simple methods of use.

“We don’t just settle by saying that the patient is better…
We want to prove it!

With leading technology combined with traditional rehabilitation we can do it”

The service is aimed at normal hospitalised inpatients as well as paying outpatients.

Opening times:
From Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 7pm, Saturdays from 8am to 1.30pm

Information: 0541 725107
e-mail: c.fantini@soletsalus.com


Coordinators: Meris Giacobbi, Stefania Rinaldini Savini

The neuromotor rehabilitation service is located on the 1st floor and has three gyms: Sun, Moon and Jupiter. The 400 square metre Sun gym is located on the first floor and has a robotic static bed as well as other rehabilitation equipment. The Moon gym is located on the first floor, nearly 200 square metres of rehabilitation equipment specialising in occupational therapy and upper limb robotics. The Jupiter gym is located on the ground floor adjacent to the Villette department and is about 200 square metres.

The areas for the gym physiotherapists in neuromotor rehabilitation are:

  • MOBILITY AREA: change and maintain a body position, shifting bodyweight, walking, moving
  • SENSOMOTOR AREA: strength, tone, resistance

For this purpose the following services are offered:

  • Neuromotor rehabilitation
    • Global postural rehabilitation (RPG according to Souchard)
    • Facial nerve rehabilitation
    • Lymphatic drainage
    • Joint movements according to the Maitland method

Neuromotor rehabilitation aims at recovering or examining alternative functional responses through suitable manoeuvres that induce a specific stimulation of ‘peripheral receptors’ (sense organs able to pick up external stimuli and transfer them to nerve centres). There are different techniques of which Bobath among other currently used ones. This technique is based on support, it gives the patient all the correct sensory information back, through the correct postural alignment, the correct muscle modulation, the band mobility and above all by providing sensory inputs needed by the CNS in order to programme and process the information which allows the most correct motor response possible.

This therapy is recommended in the following cases:

• severe brain injury
• Brain stroke
• paediatric patients treatment after functional surgery
• Parkinson’s disease
• amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• multiple sclerosis with plaques
• ataxias
• polyneuritis
• paraplegic and tetraplegic
• other neurological diseases

The aim of the therapy is to allow the neuro-injured patient to achieve, to the greatest extent possible, personal autonomy recovery for every day normal activities.

Global postural rehabilitation (GPR) is a mild and progressive technique that aims to prevent and/or correct postural abnormalities. The therapist puts the patient in a posture to actively move the whole body completely.
The GPR therapist works by stretching the muscle chains using breathing as a way to relax and ease the muscle groups.

The facial nerve rehabilitation is a type of rehabilitation used in facial nerve paralysis which aims to recover to the greatest extent possible a natural and correct facial expression. It uses  manual techniques and exercises to facilitate and stimulate (through proprioceptive neurofacilitation techniques), sensory recovery and nerve motor function.
Facial rehabilitation support equipment:

  • Eyelid protective patches,
  • Artificial tears,
  • Eye drops to protect the eye,
  • Electrical stimulators.

The manual lymphatic drainage is a specific physio-kinesiotherapy method which uses slow and delicate exercises with reduced pressure on the skin’s surface layer and subcutaneous layer.
It does not cause any pain instead gives a pleasant feeling of relief to the treated parts. Effects: antiedema, eutrophic, cicatrizing, analgesic, sedative and relaxing.

The Maitland method is a manual therapy technique applied both in the initial phase as well as during functional articular, muscular and nervous system treatment disorders. In addition to joint mobilization and peripheral and vertebral manipulation, the Maitland concept uses neuro-dynamic techniques, muscle stretching, stabilising exercises and specifically adapted exercises that the patient can do by themselves at home.

The neuro-motor rehabilitation service is aimed at normally hospitalised patients or Day Hospital and paying outpatients.

The neuro-motor rehabilitation service includes tutoring activities:

• for students undertaking a Physiotherapy degree course.
• training for for internal therapists and nurses
• collaborates in research projects together with the Gait & Motion Laboratory

Information and reservations:

0541 725128 from Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 6.30pm,Saturdays from 8am to 1.30pm
0541 725279 – physiotherapist coordinators
E-mail: m.giacobbi@soletsalus.com, s.rinaldini@soletsalus.com