The motto and goal of the Hamza Treatment Centre is
SIT, STAND, STEP
The Hamza Treatment Centre in Luže-Košumberk is the largest rehabilitation facility in the Pardubice region of the Czech Republic, providing nation-wide follow-up and long-term care. Founded over 100 years ago by Prof. MUDr. Franz Hamza, the Centre opened in 1901 as the first therapeutic institution in Central Europe for the treatment of children suffering from tuberculosis and scrofula. In 1962 the treatment of tuberculosis was discontinued in Luže and the clinic was re-launched as a rehabilitation facility for children with movement problems. Since 1992 it has also offered rehabilitation services to adults. The Centre has a capacity of 505 beds, located in ten pavilions, and over 560 staff.
The Centre is a member of the Botanical Gardens Union of the Czech Republic, being located in a large park which is also an important arboretum with a collection of tree species from four continents. Favourable climatic and ecological conditions are a valuable asset to the centre and are intrinsic in patients' treatment. An elementary and a nursery school are also an integral part of the Hamza Treatment Centre.
The Hamza Treatment Centre provides:
Motto: EAT, MOVE, STAY MOTIVATED
MODERNISATION AND INNOVATION AT THE HAMZA TREATMENT CENTRE
As a consequence of offering a wide range of traditional healing methods the Hamza Treatment Centre is popular with patients across the Czech Republic and we are continually implementing modern innovative features and procedures.
We have developed our own therapeutic method called KODYVERT (Košumberk dynamic verticalisation), designed for paediatric patients with disorders of the lifting and supporting functions of trunk and limbs.
In co-operation with the Secondary Technical School of Electro Technics in Pardubice we have introduced KINECT therapy equipment which has become popular. It involves active exercise in the form of games and results in improvement of standing and upper limb co-ordination, improvement of concentration and it enhances the stability of paediatric patients. A number of other robotic therapeutic aids for both children and adults are currently being introduced. In treating patients with limb movement disorders as a result of injuries, strokes, or other neurological damage we use robotically assisted rehabilitation e.g. ARMEO and ERIGO, devices based totally on computer technology.
The 'Healthy Young Feet' project, whose pilot phase has already taken place in selected schools in the Pardubice region, aims to prevent disorders of the locomotor system in children and young people which arise as a result of functional leg defects. Foot defects can lead to the development of defective posture in children which can result in scoliosis and other conditions.
A strain gauge plate is used in diagnosis.
The Hamza Treatment Centre is a constantly evolving facility which, thanks to its highly trained staff, fulfils its goal successfully. Good informal relationships can be developed effectively due to the placing of patients in smaller groups in individual pavilions. The splendid park environment also aids mental relaxation and offers walks with varying degrees of difficulty.