Rehabilitation medicine

We offer assessment and rehabilitation of people with activity impairment due to disease or injury of the nervous, circulatory or musculoskeletal system. The patient is at the centre of the care that we provide, and is a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Rehabilitation medicine employs around 180 people. We provide inpatient and outpatient care for people with the following injuries sustained in adulthood:

  • spinal cord injuries
  • brain injuries including stroke and other diseases
  • injuries causing complex disability

We also have outpatient teams for chronic neurological diseases, residual polio paralysis and multiple disabilities.

Almost 200 patients with severe disabilities and activity limitations are allowed inpatient rehabilitation periods every year. We also see around 1,200 patients for assessment and rehabilitation at our clinics in Lund and at Orup Hospital in Höör. Our staff also work with acute rehabilitation at neurology and neurosurgery departments and clinics in Malmö and Lund.

Regional and national specialised medical care

Besides our local mission, Rehabilitation Medicine is also mandated to provide university hospital care for southern Sweden. We have also been designated as one of four units for national specialised medical care and rehabilitation for spinal cord injury and one of three units for national highly specialised care for residual polio paralysis.


We offer three internationally accredited rehabilitation programmes for spinal cord injury and brain injury in inpatient and outpatient care, as well as general rehabilitation in inpatient care. The CARF organisation works with quality audits of healthcare and rehabilitation all over the world. Our current accreditation period is 2021–2024.

We also participate in the so-called National Quality Registry for Pain Rehabilitation (NRS), in order to monitor and improve our activities.


We have many staff with doctorates and active doctoral students in a number of professions. We also work closely with the Rehabilitation Medicine research team at Lund University. This team conducts active research in the field of neurorehabilitation, looking at areas such as rehabilitation for neurological injury or disease, ageing with spinal cord injury, and activity and participation after a stroke.