General medicine

Indications for treatment

Our rehabilitation procedures aim to bring you back to the best possible state of health, to avoid having to have care, and to give you committed support during your treatment.

  • The heart
    (e. g. after a heart attack or bypass operation, after a valve replacement, for cardiac muscle weakness, cardiac dysrhythmia)
  • Vessels
    (e. g. hardening of the arteries, also after surgical intervention, high blood pressure, varicose veins)
  • Metabolic disorders
    (e.g. obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, metabolic disturbances)
  • Rheumatic disorders
    (e. g. rheumatoid arthritis, Morbus Bechterew, Lupus erythematodes, sclerosis)
  • The Lungs
    (e. g. bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, after severe infections)
  • The gastrointestinal tract
    (e. g. after surgical intervention, possibly with anus praetor, functional disorders, digestive disorders)
  • The nervous system
    (e. g. after a stroke or brain haemorrhage, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Psycho-vegetative disorder and physical exhaustion
    (e. g. after severe general illness, also with cancer, following a primary treatment such as surgery or radiation)

In addition, patients from the Orthopaedic Department receive advice. There are an increasing number of older patients receiving treatment after surgery. The above mentioned medical problems occur mainly as a result of it. The aim of rehabilitation therapy is to bring the patient (back) to the best possible physical and mental health and to restore his/her general daily capabilities. It is especially important that the patients, and those close to them, are informed about the nature of the illness, the course it will take, and the treatments that are available. This occurs mainly through group discussions and seminars led by doctors (e. g. about high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, metabolic disturbances, healthy eating, mobility programmes, strengthening of the bones).

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Radiodiagnostics
  • in addition externally: CT, MRI and scintigraphy
  • Scanning (using colour) of the heart, the vessels, the thyroid glands, abdominal cavity and musculoskeletal system
  • Resting and exercise ECG, longer duration ECG, blood pressure testing over a period of time, lung function
  • Laboratories (internal and external)
  • Advice from external physicians for any area not covered by the clinic

Therapies provided

Chirotherapy – Physical Therapy

  • Exercises (single and group therapy)
  • Hydrotherapy exercises (single and group therapy)
  • Swimming training
  • Ergo therapy
  • Medical training on apparatus
  • Ergometer training (on computer and monitored)
  • Massage, lymph drainage
  • Heat therapy, electrotherapy, light therapy
  • ADL training (activities of daily living)


  • Lectures and seminars on rheumatism, joint protection, atherogene risk factors and their treatment

Classic Natural Remedies

  • Hydrotherapy (poultices, water jet, baths etc)
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Phytotherapy

Social Service

  • Organisation of aftercare etc

Psychological therapy

  • Relaxation therapy
  • Pain relief therapy
  • Dealing with conflict etc

Contact the Department of General Medicine

Dr Martina Kessler
Head of the General Medical Department
Specialist in General Medicine-Clinical geriatrics; Physical therapy


Graurheindorfer Straße 137
53117 Bonn

Secretarial office:
Telephone 0228 6833-310
Telefax 0228 6833-429