cereneo is one of the world’s leading rehabilitation providers for patients who are suffering from strokes, Parkinson’s disease, trauma and other diseases of the nervous system.
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical emergency that happens when the blood supply is cut off to a part of the brain. It is caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and damaging the surrounding tissue (hemorrhagic stroke). People who survive a stroke are often left with long-term functional impairments, but research indicates that earlier and more intensive rehabilitation post-stroke yields a quicker return to independent living.
A stroke can occur at any age and requires immediate medical attention. The sooner a person receives treatment, the smaller the damage and the consecutive disability. At cereneo, our focus is on helping you to regain lost abilities and to recover what is most important in your life. Our neurologists and specialised movement, speech, swallowing and cognitive therapists design an individualised and intensive recovery program. Nutrition scientists and rehabilitation nursing care complement our interdisciplinary science-driven approach. Together we help you get your life back and prevent further complications.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and neurodegenerative disease that is characterised by motor and nonmotor symptoms and has wide-reaching implications for patients and their families. Often the treatment requires a pharmacological approach, and movement therapy has confirmed its importance in improving the impairments. We are proud to announce that together with the University Hospital of Zürich (USZ) and some of the world's top specialists for Parkinson's disease, we now offer a tailor-made rehabilitation and treatment programme for patients.
We apply traditional and technological approaches improving the cardinal motor symptoms you experience, e. g. resting tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability. Our multimodal approach focusses similarly on enhancing your daily independence in activities like eating, drinking, cutting food, walking, communication skills, and writing. We tailor an individualised training programme to your characteristics, targeting cognitive, neuropsychiatric, sleep, autonomic, as well as sensory dysfunctions. In addition to optimising your pharmacological treatment and electrical parameters of deep brain stimulation (DBS), we strive to maximise your functional ability by stimulating activity-dependent neuroplasticity.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is the result of damage to your brain that may occur at any time during your life. It affects each patient differently, common impairments are associated with mobility, self-care, activities of daily living, emotion, cognition, and communication.
Traumatic Brain injury and other causes of acquired brain injury have profound implications for the individual, family, and society. At cereneo, we first assess your resources and impairments in order to focus on the areas you are having difficulty with and maximise your recovery. We provide innovative, interdisciplinary rehabilitation care with the goal of maximising neuroplasticity to enhance your outcome. By integrating advances in translational neuroscience research and technology we challenge you and ourselves to achieve the best possible recovery of the whole brain.
Below you will find an overview of other neurological treatments and services we provide. In case you would like to have additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Anoxic brain injury
Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
Peripheral nerve damage
Spasticity assessment and management
Spinal Cord Injury / Spinal Injuries
Vestibular / Balance Disorders
Patients will be accompanied to their room and assessed by a highly qualified team of neurologists, nurses and therapists within the first day of the stay.
Please contact us directly via the contact form, phone or email to receive personalised treatment suggestions as well as information about pricing and insurance coverage.
Please talk to your treating physician or insurance to confirm whether cereneo is the right option for you. We offer neurorehabilitation for patients with general and private (half-private and fully private) insurance.
International support & requests
cereneo stands for unique services - a great combination of state-of-the-art and highly individualised neurorehabilitation including the latest technology and an interdisciplinary team of neurologists, movement therapists (PT/OT), neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists, nutrition scientists, rehabilitation engineers and rehabilitative nursing specialists.
As a Swiss host, cereneo endeavours to ensure that international patients feel incredibly well looked after. The various cultural backgrounds of the patients are thereby respected. Every treatment programme includes:
including help with
accommodation & transport.
Respect for religious
requirements (such as offering Halal certified meal options).
Consideration of patient's preferences in rehabilitation planning.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
At cereneo, we highly value the inclusion of family during someone's recovery journey because it considerably improves the well-being of the patient, creating an optimised setting in which to carry out the rehabilitation process.
We have listed some of the key questions and answers that patients and family members might have below.
If you have an additional question and would like to speak to one of our case managers, please reach out to us directly and call us at +41 41 399 67 00 or fill out the contact form, below:
cereneo stands for unique services - a great combination of state-of-the art and highly individualised neurorehabilitation involving robotic assistive devices or AR and hospitality service at a 4 or 5-star level. cereneo provides you with all the necessary means to achieve the highest degree of independence possible.
We treat various conditions as part of neurorehabilitation treatment.
You can find the complete overview of the conditions we provide rehabilitation treatment for here.
During your stay, our team of excellent professionals will always support you to achieve the goals you set at the beginning of your rehabilitation. Your personalised programme will be designed and regularly assessed to try to reach a steady improvement. Our case managers will always be available to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
1. You or your family member contacts us.
2. We receive your medical status and charts, which will be discussed internally by our medical team (taking into account privacy and data protection requirements).
3. Based on your wishes and medical needs, we will send a personalised offer to fit your requirements.
4. After accepting the offer, we take the necessary steps to organise your travel to and stay with us.
5. You will arrive at cereneo, starting your neurorehabilitation recovery programme.
6. During your stay at cereneo, you will have intensive and personalised therapy on a daily basis.
7. Your progress will be regularly discussed by our medical team.
8. Before completing the rehabilitation programme, we will discuss with you how we can best support you in your recovery journey going forward to ensure a seamless support and ongoing progress.
9. We will support your transition home and help you to continue your rehabilitation in your daily life environment. Our cereneo @ Home programme and Telerehabilitation services will make this possible.
At cereneo, our main spoken languages are English, German, Russian, Arabic and French. Furthermore, we offer bilingual administration & translating services in various languages for our international patients.
Our team is international, which means that different languages can be spoken with the patients and their families. If, nevertheless, translators with medical knowledge are desired on site, we can organise them within a short amount of time. Translation services over the phone can also be organised spontaneously.
Most of the family members or escorts stay close to the patient, this could be in one of the accompanying hotels e.g. Park Hotel Vitznau or Hotel Campus Hertenstein. On request, we can make other arrangements. For more information about accommodation and clinics, visit the following page here or contact us directly via the contact form on our website here.
Please send us the patient's medical records so that we can forward that to our specialists for an assessment. Of course, all data is treated confidentially.
We recommend sending us your complete files (medical reports, laboratory results, CT or MRI files etc.). The more information we have the better. Our team will also send you a patient questionnaire to thoroughly assess your case.
All data can be sent to us by email:
or by post to:
cereneo Schweiz AG
Upon agreement and varying by location, usually your main physician or neurologist provides your personalised medical files.
Family members are always encouraged to join or visit our patients. Family cohesion can support the motivation of the patient immensely and might contribute positively to the recovery outcome.
The involvement of someone’s social environment is important to us and considered to be a part of our therapy concept. If the patient agrees, we welcome family and friends and close acquaintances to help our patients recover. Our specialists will do everything to assess each case individually and provide advice, tips and guidance on how to support the patient during and after the therapy, e.g. in your home.
We are an international neurorehabilitation centre and we welcome patients from all around the world. At cereneo, there are many experts that will do everything possible to adjust your rehabilitation programme to your personal requirements and needs, always taking culture, language and food preferences into account as well.
For family and friends who support the patient during their stay, we also organise excursions and events, which can be related to everyday-life or hobbies for example. For patients, taking part in tours or hobbies can be an integrative part of therapy as well.
On request, we also offer various other excursions and activities that have an active, cultural or simply recreational character.
We offer support with the organisation of your complete trip to and from the clinic and are happy to prepare everything to welcome you and your companions at cereneo. During your stay you will be hosted by our interprofessional team consisting of neurologists, therapists, nurses, a nutritional expert and your dedicated case manager.
After you have completed your inpatient rehabilitation programme, you can choose to be accompanied home by one of the cereneo therapists - making sure you are fully supported in your home environment. For more information about cereneo @ Home, please visit the web page.
Yes. Our case managers are dedicated to make the start of your rehabilitation programme as easy and convenient as possible. Over the years we have established good relationships with embassies, and we are familiar with the various visa requirements and the application process.
Our main goals are:
Each of our patients come with different personal challenges and goals. To make their treatment as effective as possible, every rehabilitation programme is personalised. To improve our outcomes even further, we work with the latest technology and devices, such as robotics and VR games.
Our physicians, therapists and nurses are continuously trained to utilise the latest scientific knowledge. In partnership with leading universities in Europe and the US, cereneo and the cereneo Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (cefir) conduct research on rehabilitation.
We work with various sensors and a professional gait laboratory to track the progress of each patient on a weekly basis. Thanks to a broad and standardised data set, we are able to measure treatment success, and to adjust the individual rehabilitation programme to get the best results.