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 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.