Patients of all ages are treated after neurosurgical operations as a result of, for example:

  • Skull and brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Tumours of the brain or spinal cord
  • Bleeding in the brain area 
  • Anomalies in the central nervous system
  • Strokes, brain damage due to circulatory problems (cerebral infarction)
  • Global reduction of the oxygen supply to the brain (hypoxia)

Range of indications

The medical-rehabilitative range of services includes the following diseases:

  • Skull and brain injuries 
  • Bleeding of the brain due to an aneurysm, subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Spontaneous cerebral haemorrhage by causes such as high blood pressure or vascular malformations (cavernoma, arteriovenous fistula, angiom) 
  • Benign and malignant neoplasms of the brain, the spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves (e.g. metastases, astrocytoma, glioblastoma, meningeom, ependymoma, medulloblastoma) 
  • Brain damage due to circulatory problems (cerebral infarction) or by a global reduction of oxygen supply to the brain (hypoxia) 
  • Diseases of the spine, taking into account the lesions of the spinal cord (paraplegic syndrome), the nerve roots, and peripheral neurological failures (slipped disc, spinal stenosis, tumours, bleeding, accidents) 
  • Malformations of the brain or spinal cord (hydrocephalus, syringomyelia, meningocele) 
  • Injuries of the peripheral nerves

In childhood and adolescence, the range of services is complemented by the following diseases:

  • Congenital neurological or disorders acquired in early childhood or brain damage 
  • Condition after premature birth with neuromuscular disorders 
  • Developmental disorders of differing aetiology or unclear genesis 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system 
  • Malformations of the central nervous system 
  • Burns

The special features of the HELIOS Clinic Holthausen include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including MR-angiography
  • Lokomat® (robot-supported treadmill therapy)
  • ERIGO® (robot-supported walking and step training)
  • GALILEO® (robot-supported tilting table with vibrating platform)
  • Nursery with state-approved school for all types of schools
  • Closed area
  • Therapy garden

The HELIOS Clinic Holthausen is certified according to DGNR (German Society for Neurorehabilitation) and DEGEMED. It successfully participates in the quality assurance programme of the state health insurance (QA-rehab) and is a BARMERplus clinic. 

Our diagnostic service spectrum includes:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including MR-angiography
  • X-ray diagnostics
  • Monitoring of intensive medical care 
  • Ultrasonic examinations/sonography (including extra- and intracranial Doppler and colour duplex )
  • Electronic neurophysiological diagnostics, such as EEG, EVP, EMG, ENG
  • Diagnosis of cognition, attention and memory impairment
  • Video endoscopic swallowing diagnostics 
  • ECG, 24-hour ECG, 24-hour RR-measuring

Our therapeutic services:

  • Physio, ergo/sport therapy
  • Balneophysio therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychology
  • Music, art and horticultural therapy
  • Therapeutic pedagogy
  • Pain management
  • Nutritional advice and diabetes training
  • Lokomat® (robot-supported treadmill therapy)
  • ERIGO® (robot-supported walking and step training) 
  • GALILEO® (robot-supported tilting table with vibrating platform)
  • Clinic school (school for children - all types of schools) 
  • Dialysis (in nearby, cooperating practice)
  • Therapy garden

Our therapeutic goals:

  • Improvement of injured persons and compensation of lost skills
  • Achievement of the required capacity and capability for an age-appropriate independence and integration into the family, school, and vocational training
  • Prevention and/or treatment of secondary complications of the underlying disease
  • Creation of a training and development plan for further out-patient treatment, vocational and educational promotion

Particular special care:

  • Two optional closed departments for patients with orientation disorders/tendency to stray 
  • Intermediate care unit with monitoring
  • Tracheal cannula management with a focus on decannulation
  • Special incontinence care for patients with paraplegic syndromes
  • Care according to Bobath and basal stimulation

Intermediate care unit with intensive care nursing

The HELIOS Clinic Holthausen has an interdisciplinary intensive care unit with 16 beds. In the early stages after acute diseases, patients can be treated and rehabilitated here. The possibilities include everything from the neurosurgical and neurological intensive rehabilitation to home mechanical ventilation.

Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation

Since 1993, patients with organic psycho syndrome of all levels of severity have been treated in the specialist department for neuropsychiatric rehabilitation. The focus of this specialist department is the treatment of patients with

  • particularly serious orientation disorders and states of confusion 
  • pronounced memory impairment 
  • psychomotor states of unrest, and
  • existing tendency to stray with consecutive (resulting in) danger to themselves

These symptoms occur as a result of craniocerebral trauma, cerebral haemorrhages, strokes, tumorous or inflammatory brain processes, as well as after reanimation treatment. The patients are treated by a specialist team of doctors, nurses, neuropsychologists, and therapists. The department is administered by psychiatric specialists.

Neuropediatric rehabilitation

In the children's and youth centre, patients of all ages, from infancy to young adults, are treated if motor or intellectual impairments exist, e.g. as a result of the following diseases:

  • Brain damage due to injuries/craniocerebral trauma
  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen (hypoxia)
  • Brain damage due to inflammation
  • Cerebral haemorrhage/cerebral infarction
  • Brain tumour
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital malformation of the nervous system (e.g. spina bifida)
  • Corrective orthopaedic surgery (e.g. hip luxation, spinal curvature)
  • Burns


  • HELIOS International Office Lutherplatz 40
    47805 Krefeld (Düsseldorf)
    Phone +49 30 68 323 885 Fax +49 21 51 32 1908