Upon hospitalisation in the Department for Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy, pain patients are first examined by a doctor following the latest scientific criteria. If required, consultants of different disciplines are called in, if necessary, and an instrumental diagnosis is made.
Afterwards, the physical and psychological aspects occurring in connection with the pain illness are recorded as part of an initial psychological interview. The physiotherapists and sport therapists examine the patients, amongst others, following manual therapeutic or psychomotor aspects, and they record the individual range of movement and activity. Using this comprehensive pain therapeutic diagnostic approach, different aspects of pain illnesses can be incorporated better in the following multi-modal pain therapy.