I have been the head physician at the Libverda Spa for twenty years.
I am also a doctor at the orthopaedic clinic of Motol University Hospital in Prague, where I have gathered a lot of professional experience. I try to understand the needs of patients who are preparing for joint replacement surgery, or who are confined to bed following an accident or operation, and have no idea of the organisation and importance of post-operative rehabilitation. I teach students of medicine and explain to them the importance of medical rehabilitation provided in spa facilities. Patients who have had operations to the feet and legs represent 80 % of all therapeutic indications at Libverda Spa today. The remainder represents cardiovascular diseases and other diseases according to the indications list.
The spa significantly differs in its rehabilitation focus (specialisation) and the quality of care provided. Libverda Spa specialises in the rehabilitation of patients following joint replacement surgery. The amazing development of articular implants in orthopaedics and the development of surgical instruments and surgical techniques in spondylosurgery and invasive cardiology in the last ten years require changes in rehabilitation procedures and specialisation. I try to transfer the surgeon's experience into post-operative rehabilitation procedures at the spa. Libverda Spa cooperates with the spondylosurgery ward and the 1st Orthopaedic Clinic of Motol University, as well as with senior consultants in orthopaedics and traumatology. The means of early post-operative rehabilitation requires not only that the centre be experienced, but also the trust of the hospital-based physicians in a flawless, comprehensive spa treatment process. The good functioning of the operated joint is dependent on not only a precisely performed operation, but also precise rehabilitation.
For patients who are preparing for joint replacement surgery, I recommend that they choose and arrange pre-operative rehabilitation before their surgery.
MUDr. Milan Richtr, CSc.
Chief physician and guarantor
Spa Resort Libverda (LÁZNĚ LIBVERDA, a.s.)