The University Hospital Balgrist is a private, highly specialized competence centre for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all damage to the musculoskeletal system. The paraplegic centre of the University hospital guarantees paraplegic people a comprehensive care from first care to long-term rehabilitation. For an individually optimized treatment, all relevant disciplines work together in a team. The medical areas of neurology, urology, orthopedics and internal medicine are supported by specially trained nurses, therapists and counseling experts. The services offered are complemented with social and psychological support, legal counseling, professional reintegration measures, bridging accommodation and further services. The rehabilitation objective is to restore the highest possible degree of mobility and independence. Chief consultant and director of the Spinal Cord Injury Centre is Prof. Dr. Armin Curt.