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We are proud of having obtained in the more than 60 years of our existence an excellent reputation in Europe and the world for being a neurological specialist clinic and a forerunner in Neurological Rehabilitation.

Past and present
In 1950, Prof. Friedrich Schmieder founded Kliniken Schmieder in Gailingen, Southern Germany, which is located on the High-Rhine close to the Swiss border. Today, Kliniken Schmieder operates six neurological rehabilitation clinics with about 1 000 beds in Baden-Württemberg. 

About 13 000 patients with neurological diseases and injuries seek to be cured in our clinics each year. We consider this figure as a confirmation of the patients’ great confidence in our work. The vast majority of the patients are from Germany, but in the past few years we have received more and more special enquiries from abroad.

Experience and progress
Experience and progress are the foundations on which our work is based. Kliniken Schmieder is a family company under the direction of Dr. Dagmar Schmieder, the daughter of the founder of the clinics. In the many decades of the existence of our clinic, we have developed extensive medical, therapeutical and nursing expertise.

Research and teaching
For decades, research in the fields of motor functions, language and cognition in collaboration with the Universities of Constance, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Magdeburg and Tübingen has yielded invaluable results. In addition to research, the clinic has set up a teaching institute (ZENITH) in 1991 where therapists, doctors and nurses are trained.

The phase model of neurological rehabilitation
Decades of clinical experience have led to the development of the phase model of neurological rehabilitation. It assigns courses and aims of treatment to patients. The phase model was developed at Kliniken Schmieder and verified in several years of research. It has become the standard of neurological rehabilitation.

Phase A

Acute Treatment

In-patient diagnostics and therapy of acute neurological diseases; restoration of vital functions

Phase B

Early Rehabilitation

Early rehabilitation of motor and cognitive functions; In-patient diagnostics and treatment of heaviest brain damaged patients in the division for early rehabilitation (at Allensbach, Heidelberg and Stuttgart-Gerlingen)


Phase C

Post-Primary Rehabilitation

Promotion of ADL competence (Activities of Daily Life); In-patient diagnostics and treatment of severely brain damaged for early mobilization 


Phase D/E

General Rehabilitation, Extended Curative Treatment

Preparation of occupational rehabilitation and skills, retraining; In-patient and day-patient post-hospital curative treatment (Anschlussheilbehandlung, AHB). General cure process including the adjoining special fields of neurological psychotheraphy and neuroorthopedic; In-patient and day-patient commercial vocational therapy as well as capability testing 

Phase F

Full restoration

Consists of long-term care for patients who no longer exhibit improvement through therapy

"In Neurological Rehabilitation, a lot of will and courage is necessary."

Prof. Dr. Joachim LiepertMD, Specialist in Neurology, Head of Medical Department Allensbach

  • multilingual personal: standards of therapy in English; if required: speechtherapy and interpreter in Arabic and Russian
  • Services: cultural specifics and individual requirements (for example meals, Ramadan ….
  • Support Services: questions about drugs, passport, cost guarantee, medical reports, flight booking, transfers with railway, taxi etc.
  • Leisure time facilities (Konstanz, Stuttgart, Schweiz, Zürich etc.)
  • Different capacities of rooms and apartments inside the clinic and the guest house next to the clinic for relatives and accompaning persons
  • Interpreter/Translater (in English, Arabic, Russian)