The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation was established in 1975 by Guido A. Zäch. It is an important reference organization for paraplegic people worldwide. The basis for its activities is the vision of a holistic rehabilitation of para- and quadriplegics with the objective of enabling the person with spinal cord injury to lead an autonomous life as far as this is possible.
The Swiss Paraplegic Association is the national umbrella organization of paraplegics and associates with about 11000 members. As a self-help organization, it supports para- and quadriplegics throughout Switzerland.
The Swiss Paraplegic Centre Nottwil is one of the leading centres for paraplegics, spinal injuries and diseases of the spine. The principle of a private specialized clinic is based on professional first care, holistic rehabilitation and a lifelong accompaniment of paraplegics.
The REHAB Basel is a centre for highly specialized treatment and rehabilitation of paraplegic or brain injured people after an accident or illness.
With its unique range of services- prevention, insurance and rehabilitation- the Suva offers the insured person a comprehensive health protection. In its own clinics, one of the major concerns is the rehabilitation of people who had an accident.
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.
The non-profit association ParaHelp supports paraplegics as well as people with neurologically caused paralysis conditions. ParaHelp plays an important role as an outpatient counseling service in the context of holistic rehabilitation for persons with spinal cord injury and their relatives.