Department of Daily Rehabilitation – ul. Skarbowa


Contact Details

ul. Skarbowa 1, 31-121 Kraków

tel. 12 68 76 280
fax 12 68 76 331

Access by public transport - ul. Skarbowa 1

About the Department

The Department of Daily Rehabilitation provides comprehensive services in the field of systemic rehabilitation of musculoskeletal system of adult patients. The Department of Daily Rehabilitation offers treatments in the field of kinesiotherapy, physical therapy, massage and hydrotherapy. The advantage of performed rehabilitation procedures is their precision, comprehensiveness, and multidirectionality. Highly qualified medical staff uses modern methods of enhancing patients’ mobility, such as McKenzie treatment method , Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation method, Mulligan method of manual therapy; mobilization of the spine and peripheral joints and Medical Taping method. The complexity results from supporting the kinesiotherapy treatment with physiotherapeutic procedures such as diadynamic and interferencial currents, ionophoresis, magnetic therapy, laser therapy, short-wave diathermy, local cryotherapy, hydrotherapy (including pearl bath, whirlpool massage of upper and lower limbs) and therapeutic massage (classic, segmental, lymphatic drainage).
The highly qualified physiotherapists working in the Department of Daily Rehabilitation carry out the clinical programs, interim and holiday trainings for students of the University of Physical Education in Kraków, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow School of Health Promotion and Post-Secondary Integrative School of Therapeutic Massage. Our priority is to maintain the quality of our rehabilitation services and the effectiveness of therapy. Individual approach to every patient, a wide range of physiotherapeutic proceedings, empathy and kindness are the guarantee of our services at the highest medical level.



PNF method (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), mechanical diagnosing and therapy of the spinal pain syndrome with McKenzie method, mobilization combined with exercising by Brian Mulligan, German School of Manual Therapy, Medical Taping, Athletic Taping, Trigger Points, post isometric muscle relaxation, active exercises, active and assistive exercises, assisted exercises, various exercises (active non-weight bearing exercises with resistance, active slow exercises, resistance active exercises, isometric exercises).


Magnet therapy, laser therapy, short-wave diathermy, ultrasound, Sollux, electrotherapy (ionophoresis, phonophoresis, electrostimulation, diadynamic currents, interferential Nemec currents, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Kotz currents, Trabert currents, hydrotherapy (pearl bath, whirlpool massage of upper limbs, whirlpool massage of lower limbs), local cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen.


Classic massage, segmental massage, lymphatic drainage.

What we treat

Treatment includes a comprehensive physiotherapy of musculoskeletal dysfunctions which result from:
  • the course of inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis),
  • the degenerative changes of the joints of various etiologies, including the rehabilitation of patients after surgical procedures – joint arthroplasty (hip, knee, shoulder),
  • spinal pain syndromes, including those after surgery,
  • overload diseases of the joints,
  • past trauma of the musculoskeletal system.

Medical Staff

The Head of the Department: mgr Anna Warzecha

lek. med. Czesława Czajka

lek. med. Jadwiga Zakrzewska

For Patients

Terms of admission and of performing procedures

The Department of Daily Rehabilitation is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers physiotherapy procedures performed in favor of the insured patients within the contract with the National Health Fund (NFZ).


referral  for physiotherapy procedures can be issued by any health insurance physician and in the case of locomotor dysfunction caused by faulty posture – by the specialist physician or a physician during specialization, from medical rehabilitation clinic or the clinic of orthopedics and traumatology of musculoskeletal system (including the clinic of faulty postures).

The National Health Fund (NFZ) finances up to five procedures per day in the 10-day therapeutic cycle. Rehabilitation lasts 10 working days.
A referral  for outpatient rehabilitation must be registered within 30 days from the date of issuing. The referral must be registered, regardless of when the rehabilitation would begin. Date of registration does not indicate the date of commencement of rehabilitation.


Admission takes place on the basis of a „referral to the hospital” with the note „Dzienny Pobyt” („Daily Stay”). Rehabilitation under the daily rehabilitation system lasts 15 working days. The referral for systemic rehabilitation in a daily mode may be issued by:
a physician of rehabilitation clinic, orthopedic trauma clinic, neurology clinic, rheumatology clinic;
a physician of the orthopedic trauma department;
a physician of the surgical department;
a physician of the neurosurgical department;
a physician of the rheumatology department;
a physician of the internal medicine department;
a physician of the medical oncology department;
a physician of the urology department;
a physician of the systemic rehabilitation, neurology and pulmonary department;

a physician of the gynecological department;

primary care physician in case of exacerbation of chronic diseases.

Registration for the above mentioned types of rehabilitation is made by the Secretariat of the Centre at ul. Skarbowa 1, in Room 419 or by the phone: 12 687 62 80. For the first visit the patient is required to bring the referral and the identity card.


  • Setting the planned date of commencement of rehabilitation.
  • Setting the date for a visit at the physician specialized in the rehabilitation specialization for consultation and in order to determine the type of treatments and procedures suited to the current ailment.
  • Writing out in details the exact hours of the procedures prescribed by thephysician during the visit.
  • For the rehabilitation procedure one should bring a sports outfit which does not restrain movements and facilitates access to the affected part of the body, a change of shoes, and a towel.
  • On the last day of treatment, a final visit at the physician takes place. The patient receives a card documenting rehabilitation he/she took part in.


In case of resignation from medical procedures, the patient is obliged to inform the staff by calling to the Secretariat of the Centre on the day of this fact. Absence at the procedures that not have been cancelled earlier by the patient results in losing the procedure.

If the patient does not appear on a predetermined date of commencement of medical procedures and does not inform us about wanting to change the date for a later and more convenient date, we are forced to describe the register as „resignation at one’s own request (for unknown reasons)”. In cases when the patient asks to reschedule the procedure to another date (for various reasons), he/she is given a new date (possibly suited to the patient’s expectations).

Patients that obtained the referral with the note „urgent” are investigated individually.

Any additional information on the treatment procedures and their nature is provided to the patients during the first day of procedures or at the secretariat of the Daily Rehabilitation Centre, room 419 (telephone number: 12 687 62 80). The secretariat is open from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.