Physiotherapists treat patients sitting up in bed


The therapies support patients at the University Hospital Basel during inpatient treatment and help to speed up recovery, reduce the length of inpatient stays and avoid mobility restrictions due to long hospital stays.

We also offer treatment for outpatients in the occupational therapy hand and physiotherapy departments.

Occupational therapy hand

Assessment and treatment of acute injuries or chronic diseases of the upper extremities with individually adapted splints, movement exercises, everyday aids, sensitivity training.

  • Splint fabrication
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Wound/scar treatment
  • Joint protection/aid clarifications
  • Functional and everyday training
  • Load build-up
  • Functional strength training
  • Ergonomic assessments
  • Pain therapy
  • Sensitivity training/desensitization
  • Physical therapy

Occupational therapy neurology

Assessment, cognitive training, motor and sensory therapy for the upper extremities and/or activities of daily living. Wheelchair adaptation.
Aids assessment and advice.


  • Assessment of cognition, motor skills, sensory functions
  • Training in activities of daily living
  • Cognitive training
  • Perception training
  • Motor-functional therapy
  • Sensitivity training
  • Wheelchair adaptation
  • Assistive device training

Assessment, speech, language, voice and/or swallowing therapy as well as therapy for orofacial disorders. Preoperative consultations and rehabilitation after laryngectomy. Advice for patients and their relatives.

  • Diagnostics/therapy for speech/language/voice or swallowing disorders and disorders in the orofacial area
  • Preoperative consultations and rehabilitation after laryngectomy
  • Interdisciplinary dysphagia assessments
  • Patient/family counseling
  • Assessment of the use of aids

Physiotherapy Surgery

Assessment of findings, pre- and post-operative exercise therapy and respiratory physiotherapy, manual lymphatic drainage.

  • Exercise therapy
  • Functional and everyday training
  • Load build-up
  • Functional strength training
  • Respiratory physiotherapy
  • Neurological treatments
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Physical therapy
  • Dizziness treatments

Physiotherapy medicine

Diagnostic assessment, respiratory physiotherapy, exercise therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, therapy after breast surgery, manual lymphatic drainage, incontinence treatment.

  • Respiratory physiotherapy
  • Clarification/instruction on inhalation devices
  • Movement therapy
  • Assessment of walking aids/aids
  • Cardiac rehabilitation phase I
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Postpartum gymnastics
  • Therapy after breast surgery
  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Pelvic floor training
  • Bladder/bowel incontinence treatment
  • Pain therapy
  • Physical therapy

Physiotherapy neurology

Assessment of findings, movement therapy and respiratory physiotherapy. Assessment of aids, advice and instruction for patients and relatives on individual self-training programs.

  • Evidence-based, specific movement therapy for neurological and geriatric patients
  • Functional and everyday training
  • Functional strength training
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Gait analysis and gait safety training
  • Assessment of aids, advice, instruction
  • Assessment and advice on physiotherapeutic treatment options
  • Instruction on individual self-training programs

Combating lack of exercise: exercises to do at home

"Dehaim gsund blyybe" is the name of the format launched by the University Hospital Basel together with Telebasel during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is aimed primarily at the older generation, who suffer particularly quickly from the consequences of a lack of exercise. You can find an overview of all the videos broadcast here.