REHABILITATION SERVICES

In 1674, Louis XIV, the Sun King, inaugurated the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, the 1st hospital of its kind in the world, dedicated to taking care of wounded and disabled soldiers, and which is still in operation today.

Since that time, France has seen the development of numerous hospitals, both public and private, devoted to patients suffering from cardiovascular, neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and metabolic diseases.

They welcome all kinds of patients, of all ages (pediatrics to geriatrics), for rehabilitation after a hospital stay (illness, accident, war casualty) or for specific care such as PTSD care (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), severe burns, respiratory disorders, obesity.

Their aim is to help patients recover maximum autonomy before returning home, thanks to a multidisciplinary team approach under medical supervision : rehabilitation specialists, including physical therapists, psychomotor therapists, ergo-therapists, speech and language therapists.

To provide efficient care, each patient benefits from an individualized treatment plan to help resume the physical mind-body connection, while taking care of their specific mobility needs.

In parallel, alternative and complementary heathcare is often associated, such as thalassotherapy - the use of seawater and its products in natural heathcare treatments - one of France's specialties.

Today, there are 1,843 specialized rehabilitation centers in France, offering out and in-patient post-acute care and neurologic, cardio-vascular, orthopedic rehabilitation services.

Among these, C3Medical is working closely with Clinalliance, La Chataigneraie and Ramsay-Générale de Santé Group, Clinique du Bourget. 
 

PTSD - POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

In recent years, French have experienced asymmetric conflicts for soldiers and terrorist attacks on civilians where the victims suffer severe emotional shock.  As a result, some interesting care techniques have come to the forefront, applied to a larger scope of patients who have been victims of traumas such as – non-exhaustive list - accident, sexual assault, aggression, harassment, fire, violent natural event.

If not treated seriously, it has been understood that the impacts of such events - which were previously considered to be only “emotional” or “mental” (“… it’s in your head!”), and only treated by psychiatry or psychoanalysis – could lead to physical wounds in the brain (amygdala, hippocampus, pre-fontal cortex).

Beyond psychological and medical treatments, some effective leading-edge techniques such as the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, introduced by Francine Shapiro in 1987) are applied by specialized French doctors.
 

PTSD - POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

In recent years, French have experienced asymmetric conflicts for soldiers and terrorist attacks on civilians where the victims suffer severe emotional shock.  As a result, some interesting care techniques have come to the forefront, applied to a larger scope of patients who have been victims of traumas such as – non-exhaustive list - accident, sexual assault, aggression, harassment, fire, violent natural event.

If not treated seriously, it has been understood that the impacts of such events - which were previously considered to be only “emotional” or “mental” (“… it’s in your head!”), and only treated by psychiatry or psychoanalysis – could lead to physical wounds in the brain (amygdala, hippocampus, pre-fontal cortex).

Beyond psychological and medical treatments, some effective leading-edge techniques such as the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, introduced by Francine Shapiro in 1987) are applied by specialized French doctors.