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cereneo Schweiz AG


Vitznau, Switzerland

cereneo Schweiz AG - Overview

cereneo is a Swiss research facility and clinic specialized in neurorehabilitation.

As one of the world's leading rehabilitation clinics and research facilities, we make modern state-of-the-art treatment in rehabilitation accessible. Combining all different aspects of the therapy from movement to cognition and by tailoring it to the needs of every single patient, our mission is to cure disability or at least to enable a high degree of independence and quality of life.


Indications for rehabilitation at cereneo following the acute treatments are stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, brain tumor and spinal and peripheral nerve injury.

cereneo`s specialised team, consisting of doctors, speech therapists, movement therapists (OT/PT), neuropsychologists, rehabilitation nurses, nutritionists and researchers, offers highly personalised and intensive therapies, in combination with state-of-the-art equipment such as robotic assistive devices, e.g. ZeroG setup, ArmeoPower and Virtual Reality training.


Furthermore, motivation plays an important role at cereneo. We are sure that motivation is the motor of progress. cereneo consistently involves the patient and his or her social environment to implement therapeutic measures in an individualized and flexible manner. Therapists and doctors provide information about improvements and next steps to actively engage, and better motivate, the patient in his or her own recovery. Standardized assessments are done weekly to show improvement and define further rehabilitation goals.

Scientific evidence forms the basis of personalised treatment at the highest level and at cereneo science and therapy go hand in hand. Thanks to the close connection between cereneo and leading universities in Europe and the USA, we are always at the forefront of cutting edge knowledge with regards to therapeutic possibilities as well as the development and implementation of novel technology. The use of state-of-the-art imaging techniques and a modern laboratory enables us to precisely record a patient’s condition and progress.

As part of the cereneo therapy concept a patient-specific and hence very flexible therapy programme is developed at the start of each rehabilitation phase. Therefore, neurologists and specialists from other medical disciplines such as movement therapists, speech and language experts, dysphagia and swallowing therapists and nutrition specialists work hand in hand. The therapy combines various training methods, which all attempt a maximum of therapy intensity. This is only limited by the capacity and the motivation of the patient.


we carry out the tele-rehab according to the proven cereneo concept in 1 to 1 sessions (patient to therapist) and evaluate the status of the patient in various assessments and inter-professional conferences and continuously adapt therapies to the results, to continuously strive for improvement. With the latest digital technology and the interaction between patient and therapist, the best possible and personalized neurological rehabilitation is brought directly to the patient's home. Services we offer:

  • Tele-rehabilitation in the field of speech therapy (also in Arabic)
  • Tele-rehabilitation in the field of neuropsychology
  • Tele-rehabilitation in the field of exercise therapy
  • Neurological-tele consultations and second opinions from our doctors
  • Tele-consultations in the field of nutrition


cereneo is located in Vitznau and connected to the Park Hotel Vitznau, an exceptionally elegant hotel on the banks of Lake Lucerne surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of central Switzerland. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, we meet all comfort and relaxation needs as well as the dietary needs of our patients and their families whilst respecting various cultural backgrounds. 

Besides cereneo Vitznau, we have now opened a second clinic, cereneo Hertenstein (Weggis, Switzerland). cereneo Hertenstein offers high quality neurorehabilitation treatment in a modern healthcare environment, while enjoying 4*-hospitality and accommodation services. 


Patients from all over the world come to cereneo for rehabilitation.  All aspects of an international patient’s stay, starting from the first contact up to finishing the rehabilitation treatment are accompanied by a multilingual team.  Our team takes care of all administrative and organisational issues before, during and after a patient’s stay, paying special attention to his or her personal, cultural and travel-related needs. Each patient has a person of contact who will accompany the patient during the whole stay. The person of contact supports the patient with his or her wishes, goals and personal requirements.



Together with DynamicDevices, cereneo tests and helps to develop the Allegro dynamic leg trainer.

ETH Zürich

Together with ETH Zürich (D-HEST, Prof. Gassert, Prof. Riener), cereneo develops sensor technologies to be able to monitor stroke patients during their daily life. Metrics are also developed for measuring therapy effects and being able to inform doctors and patients about the progress of their recovery.


LucerneHealth is the shared centre for international patients from cereneo, the Lucerne Canton Hospital and the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna, Lucerne.


Together with Hocoma, cereneo develops new training devices and robots for arms and legs and tests their use in clinical studies.

John Hopkins University

Together with John Hopkins University, cereneo performs randomised, clinical studies in the area of arm rehabilitation using new robot training approaches.

Twente University

Together with Twente University (Biomedical Signals and Systems, Prof. Dr. Peter Veltink), cereneo develops sensor and feedback technology for stroke patients.


  • Transportation services
  • Personal escort available
  • Visa arrangements
  • Flight arrangements
  • Electronic medical records
  • Insurance coordination
  • Interpreters available on demand


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Vegetarian food
  • Halal food
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospitals has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 3
  • Year established: 2013
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