We support people with spinal cord injuries. Throughout their lives.
Swiss Paraplegic Group
The Swiss Paraplegic Group supports people with a spinal cord injury by means of a comprehensive and globally unique network of services — from the site of the accident or from when the disease is diag-nosed for the rest of their lives.
Our vision is a world where people with a spinal cord injury lead independent lives in the best possible health.
Swiss Paraplegic GroupOur commitment to people with a spinal cord injury
The Swiss Paraplegic Group (SPG) is a globally unique network of services for the comprehensive rehabilitation of people with a spinal cord injury. The SPG advocates support for people with a spinal cord injury throughout their lives and provides four areas of services to this end:
- Solidarity— Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, Benefactor's Association, Hotel Sempachersee
- Medicine— Swiss Paraplegic Centre, ParaHelp
- Education, Research, Innovation — Swiss Paraplegic Research, Sirmed, Innovation Centre for Assistive Technologies IAT
- Integration and Lifelong Assistance — Swiss Paraplegics Association, Orthotec, Active Communication
About 1800 professionals and experts are active in the various fields and specialist disciplines in order to fulfil the core mandate.
The Swiss Paraplegic Group explained in video
Service for members
ParaForum Visitor Centre
Visit our interactive multimedia exhibition, sit in a wheelchair, and experience a different perspective. During your visit, you will get to know four interesting personalities. In the fictitious shared apartment, they speak of their accident or disease, of rehabilitation, of friendship and love. Our ParaForum Visitor Centre is free of charge and makes an ideal day's outing for young and old.
Information for visitors and patients
Knowledge, education, research
Exclusive insights and moving stories
Find out from a wide range of perspectives what it means to no longer be able to walk. How do patients who have had an accident experience rehabilitation that lasts up to nine months in the Swiss Paraplegic Centre? How does life change with a spinal cord injury? People with a spinal cord injury will answer these questions for you in their personal stories.