WHAT IS THE KARST THERAPY PROGRAMME?
KARST THERAPY PROGRAMME stands for treatment of the
attendant with the intention of alleviating problems arising
from the disease and improving the attendant’s quality of
We first familiarise the attendant with basics of the disease.
We stress the importance of knowing the triggering factors
for progression, subjective and objective signs of disease
progression as well as the possibility of self-help.
We wish to improve the attendant’s pulmonary function,
maintain the achieved level and slow down progression of the
A precondition for achieving rehabilitation goals it the
attendant’s motivation to change previous life habits and the
attendant’s close cooperation with our rehabilitation team.
Work at our hospital is based on correctly formulated
rehabilitation programme with the stress on education,
physiotherapy and psychosocial support.
Knowing the mechanism of medicine effects and a correct use
of medicines are a precondition for achieving their
The process of education includes specialists internists,
pulmologists, physiotherapists, medical nurses, dietitians
as wells as, occasionally, psychologists and occupational
Rehabilitation may be carried out individually or in groups,
in sickrooms, physiotherapy rooms, gyms etc. as well as in
special natural ambiences.
The special feature of rehabilitation treatment at our
hospital is that it is carried out in a special ambience –
underground Karst cave.