Rehabilitation Department

Our History

The Rehabilitation Department was founded in 1983. During its first years, it primarily performed pioneering work and research related to the rehabilitation in paediatric oncology. During this period, the IMC staff developed the foundations for the assessment of physical performance and fitness of children undergoing oncological treatment. Also, the main directions of rehabilitations as well as accompanying verification methods were developed. The second stream of work was devoted to physical therapy of children suffering from cystic fibrosis. The Department was the first one in Poland to introduce the latest physiotherapy methods used in Europe in the treatment of cystic fibrosis patients. In line with the IMC policy, the Department focuses on the rehabilitation of the youngest patients, i.e. newborns and infants, especially ones with neurodevelopmental disorders. With this in mind, the Department maintains specialist staff who have undergone relevant professional training. Since 2009, the Physical Therapy and Kinesiotherapy Laboratory has operated in a new facility, with state-of-the-art equipment for physical therapy, also adapted for adult patients.

Our Team

  • Lek. spec. reh. Katarzyna Bilska,
  • dr kul. Fiz. Lesław Kluba,
  • mgr Małgorzata Barcikowska
  • mgr Artur Bartochowski,
  • mgr Elżbieta Gałczyńska,
  • mgr Agnieszka Hancyk,
  • mgr Magdalena Hille,
  • mgr Anna Koczara,
  • mgr Agnieszka Łaszczewska,
  • mgr Anna Wyka-Wojeńska,
  • tech. Agata Bernacka,
  • Monika Kowalewska-Bajor,
  • Wioletta Palczewska,

Our Activity

The Department runs specialist long-term rehabilitation programmes, incl.:

  • early rehabilitation of children at risk,
  • rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders,
  • rehabilitation of children during and after oncological treatment,
  • rehabilitation of children with chronic respiratory diseases.

The key objective of the scientific activity at the Department is to improve diagnostic methods and comprehensive rehabilitation methods, and to improve the quality of life of children and adolescents suffering from a chronic condition associated with the developmental age. Current research focuses on the following topics:

  • Developing optimal physiotherapy for chronically ill children on the basis of long-term studies on the effectiveness of various physiotherapy methods in different groups of diseases affecting children and adolescents, with particular emphasis on cystic fibrosis, cancers and tumours, obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders in infancy.

Application of various functional tests to assess physical performance and pulmonary function in order to develop, monitor and provide final evaluation of the rehabilitation programme used in a variety of health conditions in childhood and adolescence.


Functional Diagnostics Laboratory

The Functional Diagnostics Laboratory within the Rehabilitation Department performs tests to diagnose conditions of the respiratory system.

The tests include:

  • spirometry,
  • examination of bronchial hyper responsiveness to exercise,
  • test for reversibility of bronchial obturation,
  • test for oxygen metabolism in various conditions: resting, exercise and restitution,
  • tests of physical fitness.


Registration: 22 32 77 489
Hours: pn.-pt. 8.30 - 13.30
Location: Budynek Lipsk, I piętro, gab. 108
Physical Therapy Laboratory

The Physical Therapy Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Department offers the following treatments and procedures:


  • ultrasound therapy,
  • electrotherapy:
    • diadynamic current,
    • Traubert current,
    • galvanic current,
    • laser therapy,
    • interference currents,
    • electrostimulation,
  • therapy with low frequency magnetic field,
  • bioptron lamp therapy,
  • light therapy (irradiation with infrared and ultraviolet light),
  • vibration massage with the Aquavibron device,
  • manual massage,
  • inhalation treatments.

Kinesiotherapy treatments:

  • weight-bearing/resistance exercises,
  • exercises with the use of equipment,
  • free active exercises,
  • specialist therapy methods,
  • individual work with patients.

The Physiotherapy Laboratory is also open to adults with health conditions. We ensure short waiting times.


Registration: 22 32 77 489
Hours: pn. - czw. 8.30 - 17.00
wt., śr., pt. 8.30 - 13.00
Location: Budynek Lipsk, I piętro, gab. 107
Daytime Rehabilitation Centre for Children

Rehabilitation is offered by specialists who have completed the 1st and 2nd degree course in the NDT Bobath therapy and Vojta therapy.

Registration: 22 32 77 346
22 32 77 489
Hours: pn. 8.00 - 17.00
wt. - pt. 8.00 - 14.00
Location: Budynek Lipsk, I piętro, gab. 108, 108a
Registration: 22 32 77 346
Location: Budynek Lipsk, I piętro, gab. 108a
orlik-teresa Kierownik
dr n kul. fiz. Teresa Orlik
22 32 77 427
Budynek Lipsk, I piętro