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The research programme Rehabilitation is focused on developing novel therapeutic tools for rehabilitation programmes and on analysing the effectiveness and sustainability of cure and rehabilitation programmes.

The focus of basic research is on nuclear magnetic resonance therapy (NMRT). This newly-developed therapy method was claimed to reduce pain of patients with Osteoarthritis (OA), osteoporosis or chronic low back pain. However, similar to sulphur bath therapy evidence for the efficacy of this therapy is scarce and so far only a few small studies have been published. Therefore clinical research is focused on the therapeutic effectiveness of NMRT. A multicenter study was designed to investigate the value of NMRT concerning pain reduction in patients suffering from painful shoulder disorders during an inpatient rehabilitation stay.