Santa Lucia Foundation is an Institute of Health Care and Research (IRCCS), specializing in the neuro-rehabilitation of patients with movement and cognitive deficits. The main pathologies treated are:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injuries
The treatment programs are focused on neuromotor disabilities and cognitive-behavioral conditions. Treatment protocols include physiotherapy, hydrokinetic therapy, occupational and speech therapy, orthotics, phoniatrics and pulmonary rehabilitation, treatment of dysphagia as well as rehabilitation therapies for attention, memory and executive functions impairments.
The staff of the Hospital ensures competence in complex patient management, as for example in the case of rehabilitation treatments subsequent to states of coma or conditions such as depression related to stroke, Parkinson's and epilepsy as consequences of brain injury.
Technologies for Rehabilitation
The joint work of medical staff, engineers and researchers at the Foundation guarantees the use of several advanced technologies for rehabilitation. The assistive devices facility supports the patient in adapting to the demands of personal mobility tools and communication as well the possibility of home automation solutions, to further enhance patient autonomy in daily life after discharge from the Hospital.