„I’ll have a stroke!“

Who of us have not said this sentence thoughtlessly at some point? Nearly just as often, a person does indeed experience a stroke. As determined by medical professionals and statisticians, a total of 270.000 people in Germany suffer from a stroke annually. And these numbers are rising!

Currently, a stroke is the third most common cause of death in Germany. Out of the blue, a stroke strikes unexpectedly and the life of the affected person and their relatives is changed within seconds.

My family and I experienced such a stroke of fate personally in 2007. My personal medical history is what lead to the founding of AMBULANTICUM®. Discover more about my story here.

My journey

My first prognosis on the ICU, following two consecutive cerebral infarcts (right hemisphere and frontal lobe), as well as a right-sided craniotomy, was short and sweet according to the doctors: “Ten percent survival rate – more likely none!”

My second prognosis, after five months of early rehabilitation, resounded: “Severe, long-term nursing case!”

The third prognosis: “According to evidence based studies treatment has been exhausted one year post injury. Bed and wheelchair bound for the long-term!”

None of these prognoses came to pass.

Thanks to the tireless commitment of my family, the treating doctors, the dedicated therapists and last but not least my irrepressible will to live, I am now able, twelve years after the injury, to live a meaningful life. A life full of satisfaction and a zest for life. For me that includes participating in work and social life again.

Crucial to the constant improvement of my health condition is the contribution of the most modern robotic assisted therapy methods.

My motivation

My own experiences and successes strengthened me to pass on the positive discoveries which I had made. Through the founding of AMBULANTICUM® I would like to assist people having suffered a stroke, as well as their partners. I would like to show them therapy possibilities and directions, so that they too can find their own path and go on a journey, without feeling left alone.

Together with my colleagues, I would like to give you, the affected, and your relatives, courage: Don’t give up and by no means yield to an unnecessary fate.



Dr. Bernd Krahl

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