The Reha Rheinfelden rehabilitation centre is a leading therapeutic centre in Switzerland, providing care at the highest standards in infrastructure, treatment facilities, and staff education for 2000 inpatients and the same number of outpatients from Switzerland and neighbouring countries every year. The centre treats patients requiring all forms of neurological rehabilitation, especially on those having experienced cerebrovascular events, traumatic brain injury, and those with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, peripheral nerve damage, and whiplash injuries. RR runs day care centre, where regularly patient studies are performed. RR operates an education centre for health care professionals with a focus on locomotor rehabilitation, organising more than 40 courses, seminars, meetings of medical societies or patient organisations, and more than 90 public courses for patients yearly.
Dr. Corina Schuster-Amft, PhD, is the head of the research department at the Reha Rheinfelden and senior researcher at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Performance Technology at Bern University of Applied Sciences. She has more than 13 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist in neurological rehabilitation of patients with lesions of the central nervous system. Corina Schuster joined the physiotherapy department at the Reha Rheinfelden rehabilitation centre in 2000 and the research department in 2002. In 2005, she received her Master degree in Physiotherapy Science from Maastricht University, the Netherlands and in 2012, she received her PhD degree from Oxford Brookes University, UK. Corina Schuster regularly teaches research methods and supervises final student projects at the University of Applied Science Bern/Basel.
Her research interests focus on stroke rehabilitation methods, e.g. motor imagery, exoskeleton therapy robots, and visuo-motor stroke therapy in virtual environments using movement sensors for arm and hand rehabilitation, as well as assessments and measurement devices to evaluate the stroke recovery process.