Neurological Specialist and Rehabilitation Clinic: Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach and Heidelberg (Baden-Württemberg)

Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach and Heidelberg

Specialists in Acute Neurology, Neurological Early Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Neuroradiology and Radiology
Allensbach, Germany

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Treatment Focus

Offer for Adults:

  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Epilepsies
  • Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system: meningitis
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases: Parkinson's disease, dementia
  • Sleep disorders: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders

Medical Range

Treatment spectrum

  • Polyneuropathies
  • Dystonia
  • Consequences of brain damage
  • Amnesia
  • Aphasia
  • Borreliosis
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Guillian-Barré syndrome
  • Comorbid mental disorders
  • Post/long Covid-19 recovery
  • Spinal cord diseases


Diagnostic Range of Services at the Highest Medical Level

  • 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging including MR angiography, diffusion, perfusion, functional MRI
  • Multislice computed tomography (CT)
  • Neurophysiology with electroencephalography (EEG, brain wave measurement), magnetoencephalography (MEG), electronystagmography (ENG), electromyography (EMG), evoked potentials (visual, acoustic, somatosensory), blink reflex, jaw opening reflex
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Clinical physiology with electrocardiogram (ECG), 24-hour blood pressure measurement, ergometry, sonography, Doppler and duplex sonography
  • Spirometry, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, video endoscopic swallowing diagnostics
  • Neurosonology: extra- and transcranial color duplex sonography
  • Clinical chemistry laboratory: blood count, coagulation, anticonvulsant monitoring, cerebrospinal fluid cytology
  • Diagnostics of functional physical limitations
  • Neuropsychological diagnostics
  • Psychopathological and psychodynamic diagnostics
  • Diagnosis of speech, language, and swallowing disorders
  • Clinical and video endoscopic diagnostics of swallowing disorders
  • Goldmann perimetry
  • Dementia consultation
  • Center for sleep medicine: polygraphy, polysomnography with MSLT/MWT and actometry


Patient-oriented of Therapeutic Services

Physiotherapy: active, motoric movement therapy

  • Sports therapy: activities to increase the body's performance in terms of strength, endurance, speed, balance, responsiveness, mobility, and coordination with, for example, water gymnastics, Nordic walking group, pelvic floor training
  • Physical therapy: massage, electrotherapy, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy
  • Gait training, for example, with Thera-Trainer Lyra or Vector
  • MTT: Medical training therapy for strength, endurance, coordination, and balance with, for example, treadmills, balance trainers, rowing machines
  • Balance training, for example, with Balo or Vector

Occupational Therapy: Everyday and Activity-Oriented Therapy

  • CIMT: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
  • Mirror therapy: visual stimulation to initiate movements
  • Armeo: Self-initiated movement therapy with a modular ergonomic exoskeleton for hand and arm functions
  • Work therapy: Creative, manual, and design work
  • Saebo Flex: Dynamic, functional forearm-hand-finger orthosis for relearning to grab and release

Neuropsychology: cognitive therapy

Speech therapy: therapy for speech, language, voice, hearing, and swallowing disorders

Occupational therapy: professional reintegration therapy

Art and design therapy: experience-oriented creative therapy

Online rehabilitation: Online consultation digital aftercare via online channels

Personal consultations: Diet counseling, social counseling & help

About the Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach and Heidelberg – Neurological Specialist and Rehabilitation Clinic

The family-run Kliniken Schmieder have been quality leaders in neurology and neurological rehabilitation in Germany since 1950. A total of 14,000 patients are rehabilitated at the Kliniken Schmieder every year.

The Kliniken Schmieder offer a patient-oriented, interdisciplinary, and innovative treatment concept for patients with neurological diseases of all kinds and neurological rehabilitation across all phases (NRP-I to NRP-M).

The interdisciplinary team of doctors, therapists, nurses, and staff provides personalized care for each patient. The various neurological diseases and their respective manifestations can sometimes shake patients to the core and change their lives instantly. The motivating clinic motto, "Never give up," is intended to encourage patients and give them strength and confidence.

Clinic for Neurological Rehabilitation – Individual Treatment Plan

The Kliniken Schmieder start with each patient's admission with a personal evaluation that takes place for around two weeks to accompany the initial treatment. The interdisciplinary team of doctors, therapists, and nurses use various test and measurement procedures and the results to jointly decide on an individually adjusted treatment plan for each patient's rehabilitation.

The team's many years of experience, combined with a differentiated, empathetic view of each patient, are a decisive factor in giving even severely affected patients a chance of recovery and an active life.

Unique, 5-phase Neurology Rehabilitation Concept

Five-Phase Rehabilitation Concept

Neurological rehabilitation at the Kliniken Schmieder comprises a five-stage phase model (phases NRP-I to NRP-M). Depending on the severity and duration of the patient's illness, dividing the patient into individual treatment phases is easier.

Acute Neurology (Phase A / NRP-I)

The first phase A, includes acute treatment following an accident or neurological event, such as a stroke, which may also require intensive medical treatment. The interdisciplinary team at the Kliniken Schmieder in Allensbach treats the entire spectrum of acute neurological illnesses with 24-hour admission availability and diagnostic imaging (CT/MRI). The range of acute treatment services also includes multimodal Parkinson's and epilepsy complex treatments.

Neurological Early Rehabilitation (Phase B / NRP-S)

Phase B follows immediately after acute treatment. Usually, patients in this phase still have severe neurological functional impairments and impaired consciousness. It is essential to begin the first individually adjusted rehabilitation measures for patients at this stage to restore lost body functions in movement and speech as quickly as possible.

Early Mobilization (Phase C / NRP-M)

In the third phase, which usually follows a hospital stay, patients are medically stable and can actively and independently participate in rehabilitation. The focus of treatment is on supporting everyday skills. At the same time, the rehabilitants continue to require medical support combined with a high level of nursing care.

Neurological Rehabilitation (Phase D+E / NRP-M)

Phase D follows the early mobilization phase. Patients have regained mainly their independence at this stage. In this phase, the focus is on developing social and mental skills and reintegrating into professional life.

Other Specialties of the Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach

Neuroradiology and Radiology at Lake Constance – Diagnosis and Therapy at the Highest Level

Under the medical direction of Prof. Stippich, neuroradiology and radiology focuses on imaging diagnostics and the treatments and therapies of diseases and changes to the patient's nervous system in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and associated organ systems. Prof. Stippich's highly qualified team, equipped with the most up-to-date medical technology, takes the necessary time for each inpatient to carry out the individually demanding examinations. A comprehensive diagnosis follows this. All self-paying patients can also take advantage of these neuroradiology services within the framework of the available appointments. If required, Prof. Stippich is also available for a second opinion and a medical opinion.

Multimodal Parkinson's Complex Treatment

Parkinson's disease is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that results in restricted mobility in patients and requires psychotherapeutic support. The Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach offer intensive, interdisciplinary Parkinson's complex treatment. An experienced team of doctors, therapists, and nurses creates a differentiated therapy program with a high frequency of therapy. It is individually adapted to the patient and constantly modified according to the course of the disease and its symptoms. This is supplemented by optimal medication for the patient. The period of multimodal Parkinson's complex treatment is usually limited to an intensive two to three-week hospital stay. Parkinson's complex treatment is also part of acute treatment (Phase A/NRP-I).

Epilepsy Complex Treatment – Individual Diagnosis and Therapy

The Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach offer inpatient complex treatment for difficult-to-treat epilepsies based on a combination of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In addition to reducing the frequency and severity of seizures, the aim is to provide optimized, personalized, and specialized medication. Complex epilepsy treatment is also part of acute treatment (Phase A/NRP-I). Video EEG monitoring can also be arranged, as can a long-term EEG, which together lead to a better classification for differential diagnostic clarifications.

Center for Sleep Medicine in Allensbach – Specialists for Sleep Disorders

Neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis or neuromuscular diseases, are often accompanied by sleep disorders. These can impair the healing process and lead to increased suffering for patients. Thanks to state-of-the-art medical technology and the personal expertise of Dr Manuel C. Eglau, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach can diagnose and treat all forms of sleep disorders. The treatment includes the following methods:

  • Detailed medical history
  • Comprehensive physical examination
  • Digital admission ward with infrared cameras and body position sensors
  • Sleep protocols
  • Sleep questionnaires
  • Apnoea and PLM screening: polygraphy to detect sleep-related breathing disorders and periodic leg movements (PLM)
  • Actimetry to detect sleep-wake rhythm disturbances

Once the diagnostic measures have been carried out, a personal therapy program is developed for each individual patient.

Personal Digital Consultation

Kliniken Schmieder's online consultation enables an uncomplicated and professional exchange between patients and their experienced neurological experts. Patients worldwide can obtain a second medical opinion from doctors at Kliniken Schmieder in a 45-minute personal online consultation, clarify further questions to improve their recovery process, and receive individual recommendations from medical experts.

Diagnostic Packages

The interdisciplinary team at the Kliniken Schmieder consists of experts in neurology, neurorehabilitation, and neuroradiology, who are always up to date with innovative treatment options thanks to their respective fields of research. The Kliniken Schmieder offer an exceptional service with their diagnostic packages. These consist of a four-day hospital stay for patients and are adapted to their individual needs and symptoms. The diagnostic packages are aimed exclusively at patients who

  • do not yet have an existing diagnosis
  • have neurological symptoms in combination with an unclear diagnosis
  • would like an additional exchange with experts about their symptoms and/or clinical picture
  • would like a second opinion on their state of health and treatment plan

Patients can start their patient-oriented, interdisciplinary, and innovative neurological rehabilitation treatment plan at Kliniken Schmieder immediately after receiving their personal diagnosis.

Innovative Brain Stimulation Center

The clinic's own Brain Stimulation Center offers an innovative, invasive, and non-invasive diagnosis and treatment option for patients in a coma and with impaired consciousness, such as after a traumatic brain injury.

Non-invasive treatment can increase the activity of nerve cells in the patient's brain through pharmacological, electrical, or magnetic stimulation. This effective treatment is accompanied by a detailed assessment, individual diagnostics, therapy planning, and regular monitoring of the patient's recovery process and progress.

Please, visit the Kliniken Schmieder website for more information.


Medical Team

Medical Team: Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach  

Prof. Dr Joachim Liepert
Prof. Dr Joachim Liepert
Medical Director Neurorehabilitation  

2019 - present Medical Director Phase C / D and Geriatrics, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2006 - 2019 Medical Director Neurorehabilitation, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2005 - 2006 Director of the Clinic of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2003 - 2005 Senior Physician in Charge, Clinic of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
2000 - 2003 Senior Physician, Clinic of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
1999 - 2000 Senior Physician in Charge, Department of Neurology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
1997 - 1999 Senior Physician, Department of Neurology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Since 1993 Specialist in Neurology
1981 - 1987 Medical Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum


Prof. Dr Anastasios Chatzikonstantinou, MBA
Prof. Dr Anastasios Chatzikonstantinou, MBA
Medical Director of Acute Neurology and Early Rehabilitation  

2019 - present Medical Director, Acute Neurology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation, Kliniken Schmieder
2016 - 2019 Head Physician, Clinic of Neurology, Caritas Clinic Saarbrücken
2009 - 2016 Head of the Epilepsy Center, University Medical Center Mannheim
2012 - 2015 Head of the Stroke Competence Center, University Medical Center Mannheim
2009 - 2016 Senior Physician, Neurology Clinic, University Medical Center Mannheim
Since 2008 Specialist in Neurology
1993 - 2000 Medical Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg


Prof. Dr Christoph Stippich
Prof. Dr Christoph Stippich
Medical Director of Neuroradiology and Radiology  

2020 - present Medical Director, Department of Neuroradiology and Radiology, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2018 - 2020 Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospital Zurich
2009 - 2017 Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, Universitätsspital Basel
2006 Senior Physician in Charge, Department of Neuroradiology, Heidelberg University Hospital
2003 Senior Physician, Department of Neuroradiology, Heidelberg University Hospital
Since 2001 Specialist in Radiology
2001 Senior Physician, Department of Neuroradiology, Heidelberg University Hospital
1988-1995 Medical studies, University of Marburg


Dr Manuel Eglau
Dr Manuel Eglau
Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine  

2017 – present Medical Director, Center for Sleep Medicine, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2003 – 2017 Implementation and Head of "Sleep Laboratory and Sleep Outpatient Clinic," Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2011 Acquisition of the "Social Medicine" Qualification
2008 Acquisition of the "Sleep Medicine" Qualification
Since 2005 Specialist in Neurology
2001 Start of Neurorehabilitative Activity, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
Since 2000 Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
2000 Establishment and Medical Director of the University Center for Sleep Medicine, Head Clinic Erlangen
1998 Acquisition of the "Somnology" Qualification from the German Society for Sleep Medicine
1997 Doctorate at the Faculty of Medicine, FAU Erlangen
1995 – 2001 Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and the Clinic for Neurology at FAU Erlangen
1995 Completion of Medical Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen


Dr Olga Neumann
Dr Olga Neumann
Brain Stimulation Center  

2013 – Present Senior Neurologist, Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
2013 Specialist in Neurology
2012 – 2013 Resident, Department for Psychiatry, Helios Klinikum Erfurt
2005 – 2012 Resident in Neurology
2003 Final Medical Examination
1997 – 2003 Medical studies, Medical Academy of Russia


Medical Team: Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg

Prof. Dr Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld
Prof. Dr Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld
Medical Direction Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg  

2017 - present Medical Director and CEO, Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg
2009 - 2017 Representative Director of the Department of Behavioral Neurology and at the Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology, Magdeburg
Since 2007 Associate Professorship, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg
2005 Habilitation: Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg
2004 Acting Senior Physician, Clinic for Neurology, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
2003 Head of the Research Group "Motion Processing and Object-Oriented Attention," Clinic for Neurologie II, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
2000 Research Fellow at the Dept. of Neuroscience, UCSD, San Diego, USA, and the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
1999 Graduation from Medical School, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg
1997/98 Research Fellow at the Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, USA


  • International Office Team for support and assistance before, during, and after the stay
  • Multilingual staff in doctors, therapists, nursing care, and service
  • Comfort single room in the international ward
  • TV, telephone, internet access
  • Lounge for international patients and their relatives
  • Culture-specific meals
  • Arrangements during Ramadan
  • Arrangements for accompanying persons
  • Allensbach: Accommodation for accompanying persons directly next to the clinic 


Sightseeing Flight over the Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach

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Explanatory Video: How do I Get to the Kliniken Schmieder?

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Would you like to go to neurological rehab at the Kliniken Schmieder? The explanatory video provides a brief guide on this topic.

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Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach and Heidelberg

Acute Neurology, Neurological Early Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Neuroradiology and Radiology
Zum Tafelholz 8, D-78476 Allensbach

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Additional Location:

Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg

Acute Neurology, Neurological Early Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation, Neuroradiology and Radiology
Speyererhofweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg


Location / Directions Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach

Allensbach Main Station 1.3 km
Bodensee-Airport Friedrichshafen 75 km
Zurich Airport 77 km
Memmingen Airport 159 km
Stuttgart Airport 165 km
Munich Airport 293 km

Location / Directions Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg

Heidelberg Main Station 4 km
Frankfurt Airport 85 km
Stuttgart Airport 130 km
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport 160 km

Information About Allensbach

Specialist Physicians and Medical Centers in Allensbach

Allensbach was first mentioned in a document in 724. The core village with its onion church tower as a landmark has 5000 inhabitants. It is located directly at Gnadensee, in the western part of Lake Constance, opposite the island of Reichenau. The long lake promenade with a lake stage and cultural life known beyond the region according to the principle "Allensbach Has Got It" is prevalent. To the north, the town borders on the Bodanrück with its forest and nature reserves.


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Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach and Heidelberg

Kliniken Schmieder Allensbach
Zum Tafelholz 8, D-78476 Allensbach

T: +49 7533 496 3075


Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Note: Only adult patients can be admitted.

Additional Location:

Kliniken Schmieder Heidelberg
Speyererhofweg 1, D-69117 Heidelberg

T: +49 6221 65 400

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