The Rehabilitation Department diagnoses and treats a wide range of processes, such as trauma, orthopaedic, neurological, and the pelvic floor, among others.
We are a multi-disciplinary department made up of doctors specialising in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and auxiliary nurses.
The department has a healthcare side and an educational side. In terms of degree education, we have interns from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy. In terms of post-graduate education, we are accredited to train doctors specialising in Rehabilitation.
Head of Service
Head of Section
i. Trauma rehabilitation: fractures, dislocations, multi-trauma, catastrophic hand and foot, peripheral nerve injuries.
ii. Orthopaedic surgery: knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, wrist, finger prosthesis. Joint instability surgery.
iii. Painful diseases and spinal surgery. Spinal column deformities (scoliosis, hyperkyphosis), vertebral fractures
iv. Degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system
3. Complications of the diabetic foot
4. Upper limb amputations
vi. Rehabilitation of the after-effects of oncology treatments: soft tissue and scar retractions, microvascular muscle flaps, secondary polyneuropathies vii. After-effects of temporomandibular joint surgery
i. Central nervous system pathologies:
1. Cerebrovascular accident
2. Cranioencephalic trauma
4. CNS demyelinating diseases (ME)
ii. Neuromuscular diseases:
1. Acute and chronic inflammatory polyradiculopathies
2. Motor neurone diseases: ALS functional unit, SMAs
iii. Balance disorders
iv. Communication, speaking, language and swallowing disorders
i. Infiltrations with ultrasound control
ii. Focal spasticity treatment with botulinum toxin infiltrations and electro-stimulator or ultrasound control
iii. Growth factor infiltrations
iv. Infiltrations in myofacial pathologies
v. Scar infiltrations
vi. Amputation stump infiltrations
vii. Treatment of facial paralysis with botulinum toxin
viii. Joint infiltrations
ix. Epidural infiltrations
x. Nerve blocks
i. Trauma: joint dislocations, lower limb fracture overload, upper limb fractures, spinal fractures, multi-trauma
ii. Orthopaedics: post-surgical intervention, knee or shoulder prosthesis, adhesive capsulitis, post-spinal fusion
iii. Subacute rheumatic diseases
iv. Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system when muscle weakness does not allow for gravity to be overcome
v. Mechanical rachialgia, lumbar spinal stenosis
Lines of research
- Facial paralysis
Facial paralysis software: “ Neuromuscular facial therapy with imaging software support in patients with peripheral facial paralysis” Ref CEIC PR224/15 Proc. 23/6/16. Special acknowledgement in the 2018 HInnovar awards
“Efficacy of aquatic physiotherapy in upper limb lymphoedema in post-breast cancer women. Controlled experimental study. (Ref Proc. 10/18) “INFLUENCE OF THE TYPE OF AXILLARY SURGERY ON THE APPEARANCE OF LYMPHOEDEMA IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS” CEIC Ref PR004/13. Proc. 03/13 Multi-centric study. Circaid clinical trial: “Comparison of the Effectiveness of a Precast Adjustable Compression Wrap With the Multilayer Compression Bandage in Upper Limb Lymphoedema” (currently being published in the form of an original article)
MINECO grant with the Department of Physiology of the University of Barcelona: “Synergistic effect of cold and hypoxia in tissue repair” (2013-2018)
Marta Gomez-Cuba, Ana Perreau de Pinninck-Gaynes, Rosa Planas-Balagué, Nicolas Manito, José González-Costello. Rehabilitation in Heart Failure: Update and New Horizons. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep DOI 10.1007/s40141-016-0125-6
Limfedema de parènquima de mama: a proposito de dos casos clínicos. S Salinas Huertas, MLL Catasús Clavé, M Gómez Cuba, R Planas Balagué. Rehabilitación, 2016 :50(3);187-189
Title: Effectiveness of an intensive weight loss program for severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) treatment: a randomized controlled trial. Sleep Medicine
Corresponding Author: Carmen Monasterio
Co-Authors: Carla López-Padrós, Neus Salord, Carolina Alves, Nuria Vilarrasa, Mercè Gasa, Rosa Planas, Monica Montserrat, M. Nuria Virgili, Carmen Rodríguez, Sandra Pérez-Ramos, Esther López-Cadena, M. Inmaculata Ramos, Jordi Dorca Sargatal
Ref: Effectiveness of a precast adjustable compression system compared to multilayered compression bandages in the treatment of breast cancer related lymphedema. A randomized, single blind clinical trial.
- Graduate education: Medicine Students from the Bellvitge Campus, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Auxiliary nurses
- Post-graduate education: Residents specialising in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University Master’s Degree in Thorax Physiotherapy
Annex Building of the Bellvitge University Hospital - Old Nursing School Building
c/ Feixa Llarga, sn.
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona
Telephone number 93 260 76 54 | 93 260 76 57