Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease Centre

20 years experience

At Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht we have more than 15 years’ experience of running a highly specialised Parkinson’s Centre for the rehabilitation of all different types of the Parkinson’s Syndrome. We have highly specialised treatment pathways for the following symptoms: on-off movement disorders, dyskinesia, pain management, unsteady gait, speech and swallowing disorders and many more. Our doctors, nurses and therapists work exclusively with Parkinson patients and therefore have very specific competencies and experience in the field.

When do you need specialized inpatient Parinson's Rehabilitation?

  • If an out-patient treatment setting is not possible
  • If on-off movement disorders or dyskinesia appear
  • If you have strong side effects from your medication (e.g. hallucination, blood pressure fluctuation)
  • Gait uncertainty and falls
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Acute worsening of your Symptoms
  • If you are planning treatment with a DBS (deep brain stimulator) or a medication pump or new adjustment are needed

How can you benefit from Parinson's Rheabilitation?

  • Optimized pharmacological Treatment
  • Improvement of your gait and posture to minimize your fall risk
  • Reduction of on-off movement disorders
  • Improvement of speech and swallowing
  • Improvement of vegetative disorders, psychomental problems and chronic pain
  • Simplification of daily activities due to the use of aids
  • Continuing improvement of quality of life for patients and their relatives

Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Möller - Deputy Chief Physician / Head Parkinson's Ambulatory

Carsten Möller was born in Wuppertal, Germany. After studying human medicine at RWTH Aachen University, he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Martinsried and at the Department of Neurology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He then spent 2 years as a post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University.

He completed his training as a specialist in neurology at the clinical centre of the Philipps University in Marburg, where he also habilitated and holds an associate professorship. He then worked at the Neurocentro della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano before moving to the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht in 2014.

His main interests are the medicinal and rehabilitative treatment of Parkinson's patients and research into innovative therapeutic approaches in neurorehabilitation. Carsten Möller lives in the canton of Fribourg. His hobbies are spending free time together with family and friends, travelling and literature. He's fluent in German, English, Italian and French.

Motto: "Everything will be all right in the end. If it is not good, it is not the end. (Oscar Wilde)" Prof. J.P. Gigon

Dr. med. Matthias Oechsner - Deputy Chief Physican / Head Parkinson's Centre

Matthias Oechsner was born in Munich in 1963, where he also grew up. He studied medicine at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and passed the state exam in 1989.

He completed his further training as a specialist in neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich and at the Neurological University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf.

For 25 years, Dr Oechsner has worked in various clinics in the field of neurological movement disorders and Parkinson's syndromes. Since 2011, he has been head of the Parkinson's Centre at the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht

His main interest is the treatment of motor and non-motor complications in Parkinson's disease also with innovative therapies such as deep brain stimulation and drug pumps. He's fluent in German and English.

Motto: "Have I followed all the teachings that have been given to me ?" Confucius

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