Orthopaedic rehabilitation

Orthopaedic rehabilitation principally focuses on patients dealing with degenerative or inflammatory bone and joint diseases, including those who have experienced bone fractures, with or without prosthetic implants. Additionally, it treats individuals with degenerative or inflammatory conditions affecting the peripheral nervous system, spinal column and post-traumatic locomotor impairments. The goal of orthopaedic rehabilitation is to optimize the coordination of muscles, bones, tendons and joints to address functional deficiencies and alleviate pain.

Our Core specialties

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate pain and improve mobility in individuals suffering from severe hip joint damage or degeneration.


Commonly caused by conditions such as fractures, traumatic hip dislocation, arthritis, rheumatism, or hip joint deterioration can lead to debilitating pain and restricted movement.


Hip pain, influenced by age and activity level, often restricts movement, accompanied by sharp sensations extending into the thigh. Issues may arise suddenly or worsen gradually, particularly in older individuals, commonly linked to osteoarthritis and cartilage erosion in the hip joint.


Diagnosing the need for a hip replacement involves a thorough examination, including X-rays, MRIs, and a detailed physical assessment of the patient's symptoms, gait pattern, and hip joint mobility. Additional tests, such as blood analysis and ultrasounds, may be conducted, and in specific cases, tissue samples are obtained. 

Available treatments

While surgical intervention remains the primary treatment option, rehabilitation plays a crucial role in the postoperative phase.
Hip surgery typically involves the placement of a custom-made artificial hip, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to ensure a tailored fit for the patient. This minimally invasive procedure aims to reduce surgical trauma and enhance recovery. 
The combination of surgery and rehabilitation ensures a holistic approach to hip replacement, facilitating a smoother recovery and improved quality of life for individuals facing hip joint challenges. 

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement is a surgical solution addressing persistent knee joint issues, marked by discomfort during activities like climbing stairs or squatting. Individuals often experience exertion-induced pain, notably during sports with stop-and-go movements. This procedure aims to alleviate pain and enhance knee joint functionality, providing a pathway to an improved quality of life.


Frequent causes encompass injuries like cruciate ligament ruptures, meniscus injuries, and osteoarthritis, often necessitating knee prosthetics for advanced cases of gonarthritis.


Symptoms may include pain, swelling, stiffness, crunching, instability, and restricted movement. Symptoms may also manifest when the knee joint remains immobile for extended periods, such as during prolonged car drives or extended flights


Diagnosing the need for knee replacement involves a thorough examination, including physical assessments and imaging techniques like X-rays, MRI, or even arthroscopy for a direct joint inspection.

Available treatments

While surgical intervention remains the primary treatment option, rehabilitation plays a crucial role in the postoperative phase.
Knee surgery often involves the placement of a customized prothesis (artificial knee joint) through a minimally invasive procedure. This tailored approach addresses the specific changes in the knee joint aiming to restore freedom of movement, proper walking, and a pain-free lifestyle for the patient.
The integration of surgical intervention and rehabilitation contributes to a comprehensive strategy for knee replacement, fostering a more seamless recovery and enhancing the overall well-being of individuals grappling with knee joint issues.

Treatments available for postoperative rehabilitation

Orthopaedic rehabilitation offers a variety of treatments, tailored to individual needs

Rehabilitation through physiotherapy

  • Enhance joint flexibility and motion
  • Strengthen muscles and endurance
  • Reduce postoperative swelling and pain
  • Promote tissue healing
  • Regain maximal walking capacity

Rehabilitation through Occupational Therapy

  • Support to adapt and learn how to use assistive devices
  • Joint protection guidance
  • Monitor the application of guidance through exercises
  • Suggest home environment adaptations

Rehabilitation by the Adapted Physical Activities Therapist

  • Enhance overall and specific joint mobility
  • Inform and guide patients on maintaining physical activity at home

These treatments are specifically designed to enhance a patient’s physical condition, functional abilities and overall well-being to regain autonomy. Bespoke therapies help patients to better manage their personal health challenges, including improving daily activities like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and eating. Specific exercises target enhancing motor skills for improved strength, mobility and dexterity.

A multicultural team at your service to:

  • Assist you in the preparation of your journey
  • Refer you towards the leading medical physicians and specialists 
  • Coordinate all the administrative requirements
  • Organise all the medical appointments and surgical procedures
  • Ensure a personalised follow-up before, during and after your medical stay

Request your personalised programme

If you would like a complete medical programme, a second opinion or a remote consultation via videoconference or by telephone, please do not hesitate to contact us:

+41 22 366 94 28


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Your stay in just a few steps

Get in touch with us

We kindly request that you send us your medical file, which will be forwarded to your assigned medical coordinator in complete confidentiality.

It is recommended that you send us a file that is as complete as possible so that we can suggest the most appropriate programme of treatment to you.

The information that we require includes the following:

  • A description of your symptoms
  • Medical reports and diagnoses
  • Medical images: ultrasound, CT or IRM files (DICOM files)
  • Laboratory results

or any other information that you consider useful.

We take both your medical and your accommodation needs into account

We will confirm receipt once we have received your request safely and will then get back in touch to find out the details of the additional services you require: the type of room, the number of people accompanying you, interpreting services, etc.

Offer regarding your care and programme of medical treatment

Once we are made aware of your needs, your coordinator will send you a personalised offer for your care, based on the doctor’s recommendations.
Your coordinator will remain at your disposal to help you with the administrative requirements: your visa application, the transfer from the airport and interpreting services in particular.

Confirmation of your stay

When you confirm your stay, we ask that you pay a deposit corresponding to the amount shown on your quotation. Your arrival can thus be planned in the best conditions.

At the end of your stay, we will refund the remaining amount of this deposit to you.

Your arrival

If you wish, we can organise your transport in a limousine or, if necessary, by medical transport. A member of our team will welcome you to the hospital and accompany you to your room.

Your stay

Your medical coordinator will be your first point of contact throughout your stay. If you have any questions of a medical nature, your medical coordinator will direct you to your medical consultant, who will be available to reply to you at all times.

At your convenience, your coordinator will be available to organise transport for you, a spa day, a tourist break in the local region or in one of the prestigious hotels of our partner hospitality group Michel Reybier Hospitality Group.

Your departure and your medical follow-up

Once your programme of treatment has been completed, your coordinator will ensure that you receive your medical report and will organise your follow-up appointment.

Following your departure, your coordinator will remain at your disposal for any questions.

Why us for orthopaedic rehabilitation therapies?

Latest medical technologies

Our specialists provide surgeries using the latest medical techniques with leading-edge equipment at the forefront of technological innovation.

Outstanding hospital facilities

You will benefit from premium multi-disciplinary healthcare and exceptional hospital facilities. With more than one hundred years of experience since its founding in 1905, Clinique Valmont is recognised for providing personalised and effective healthcare. Set in a picturesque location overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps, the hospital offers a warm and friendly environment with ultramodern facilities, including high-tech training equipment, a fitness room, and an indoor swimming pool. In 2006, the hospital underwent a total refurbishment, taking care to preserve its timeless charm. 
Clinique Valmont is specialised in neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation, driven by a highly skilled and dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including neuropsychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, sports coaches, and dieticians, who collaborate with doctors to tailor coordinated rehabilitation programmes for individual patients. The goal is to promote patient autonomy and facilitate their best possible recovery outcome.

Premium service

We can help you with visa applications, hotel reservations, if necessary, and transportation services. We have our own limousine service and can arrange airport transfers or any other transfers you may need during your stay. We will also be happy to adapt the meal options according to your needs.

Multilingual team

Among our staff members, we have medical coordinators who speak the following languages: French, English, German, Russian, Italian and Chinese.
If your language is not among those spoken, we can arrange for a translator to assist you during your medical consultations and/or therapies.

Our hospitals for orthopaedic rehabilitation treatments

Clinique Valmont
Montreux (VD)

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Respiratory rehabilitation, Post-COVID

Most frequently asked questions

What languages do you speak?

Among our staff members, we have coordinators who speak the following languages: French, English, German, Russian, Italian and Chinese.
If your language is not among those spoken, we can arrange for a translator to assist you during your medical consultations and/or therapies for an additional fee.

What information do I need to provide to receive an initial offer?

It is very important to provide our medical staff with as much general and up-to-date medical information as possible (reports of previous medical consultations, laboratory results, medical imaging, etc.) 
This will enable us to create a personalised medical programme for you and to provide you with the corresponding quotation.


Do I have to pay for a quotation for a medical programme or treatment?

Only inquiries about oncological issues are subject to a fee.

What is an initial estimate and how is it calculated?

The initial estimate is an estimation of the costs of your treatment and is performed by our specialists based on the documents and information that you submit in advance. It is therefore extremely important that we obtain as much medical information in advance as possible, so that the estimate is an accurate reflection of reality.

What are your payment terms?

The patient has to pay the full amount of the quotation, on the day of their arrival at the clinic at the latest.
We accept payments by cash, credit card or bank transfer.
You may be entitled to a full or partial refund of the deposit, depending on the final invoice amount.

Can you help me arrange transportation to and from the hospital?

Yes. We have our own limousine service and can arrange airport transfers or any other transfers you may need during your stay.

Can you help me organise my trip to Switzerland?

Yes, we can help you with visa applications, hotel reservations (if necessary) and transportation services.

Can I bring an accompanying person to the hospital where I will be staying?

Yes, we offer facilities to accommodate an accompanying person during your stay, in your room or in a separate room/suite. 
Please contact us directly if you would like further information.

Is it possible to cater for specific eating habits such as diets/intolerances/allergies or halal products?

Yes, of course, if you provide us with information about your eating habits before your stay, we will be happy to adapt your meal options accordingly.

What additional beauty services are available in your hospitals?

Some of our hospitals offer hairdressing and skin care services. At your request, we can also make appointments for you if these services are not offered at the clinic where you are staying.

What happens if additional tests are needed as part of my treatment and/or if my hospital stay is extended?

Depending on medical assessments and opinions (therapeutic progress, test results, rehabilitation progress, etc.), modifications to the treatment and/or additional tests may be advised and prescribed. Any subsequent changes to the initial offer can be made with your agreement, and will be charged accordingly.

Can I leave the hospital during my stay or course of treatment?

Any request to leave is subject to prior written consent from the doctor.

Can I eat my meals somewhere other than in my room?

Most of our clinics offer high quality gourmet food, which is served in their respective restaurants.  With the exception of breakfast, which is only served in your room, you can eat your meals in the clinic’s restaurant.

Can I take my medical reports home with me?

Yes. We will send you your complete medical file as soon as we have received all the necessary information from the doctors. This file will include all medical reports, laboratory results and radiographic images (X-rays).

In what language can I receive my final medical report?

Reports can be written in English upon request. They can also be translated into other languages for an additional fee.

If I need specific medical equipment when I return home, what should I do?

Our medical team or our coordinators will help you get all the equipment you need.

Our team of orthopaedic rehabilitation specialists

Clinique Valmont

Dr. med. Apostolos Alexandris

Internal medicine, Neurological rehabilitation, Orthopaedic rehabilitation
Clinique Valmont

Dr. med. Jaber-Jamel Bensenane

Internal medicine, Neurological rehabilitation, Orthopaedic rehabilitation
Clinique Valmont

Dr. med. Ruoxi Ren

Physical and rehabilitation medicine, Neurological rehabilitation, Orthopaedic rehabilitation
Clinique Valmont

Dr. med. Hubert Raemy

Orthopaedic rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Hip Prosthesis, Rehabilitation after a knee prosthesis