Care in the Asklepios hospital
A couple of days before the start of the stay, Claudia is astonished to find that Larissa is unexpectedly looking forward to the weeks she will spend in hospital. She tells her mother that she has already found all the information about her arrival date via the Instagram channel “asklepiosklinikbadsobernheim”. While reading the FAQs, Larissa paid particular attention to the advice to get to know new people quickly. On arrival at the hospital, Larissa’s details concerning her treatment are recorded by a friendly nurse who is originally from the Philippines, as she explains. As it happens, Larissa makes two new friends on her very first day. Like her, the two girls also have scoliosis. During the days that follow, Larissa enjoys the variety of individual and group sessions. The physiotherapy based on Katharina Schroth’s principles, the occupational therapy, the individual therapy as well as the exercise pools are completely new experiences for her. She is also required to keep up with her school work during the four-week stay. With the classes for patients designed to bridge the gap, the young students need not worry about falling behind her normal school work at home. With her new friends, Larissa often finds it difficult to decide whether they should spend their free time in the craft room, playing beach volleyball or swimming. Larissa had been worried beforehand about having to wear a corset. However, the experts here made certain that the corset specially designed by Sanomed Orthopädietechnik was a perfect fit. Naturally, wearing it is not particularly comfortable, but nobody in the hospital is left to suffer on their own. The fact that the young people can share their experiences contributes to their acceptance of the corset and the therapy.