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Physiotherapy is a very important rehabilitation medicine, but it is also increasingly emerging as a preventive measure. Our program offers services for both rehabilitation and prevention. The essence of our programs is an individual approach to each pacient, on the basis of which we design an appropriate physiotherapy program.

We recommend that the therapy at the Rimske terme resort lasts from 14 to 21 days with a one-day break every six days of therapy (balneopause), and you can feel the beneficial and healing effects after a few days of therapy.

Specialist clinics - participating doctors

dr. Nikša Hero, M.D., Orthopaedic Specialist

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Rijeka in 1980. In 1989, he passed a specialist examination in orthopaedics in Ljubljana, and in 1999 he completed a postgraduate masters degree in the field of operative treatment of scoliosis in Zagreb. He is a regular participant in Eurospine expert meetings and a speaker at the Experts Spine Meeting. In 2014, he was elected President of the Vertebrological Association of Slovenia, an organisation that brings together all doctors involved in spinal treatment.

He has been working at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital since 1983, since 2008 as Head of the Pavilion for Spine Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedics.

dr. Samo-Karel Fokter, M.D., Orthopaedic Specialist

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1985 and specialised in orthopaedic surgery in 1992. He received his MSc from the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 2000 and his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2006. As an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Maribor, he undertook further training in Austria, Switzerland, Germany and France. He is the Chairman of the Expert Council for Orthopaedics of the Slovenian Medical Association.

He is employed at the UKC Maribor. His main focus is on the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, but he also has extensive experience in the treatment of complex problems of the hips, knees, feet and shoulders.

mag. Igor Tekavčič, M.D., specialist in neurosurgery

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1973. He has been a specialist neurosurgeon since 1980. He has also studied abroad, in London, Stockholm and Detroit. He also worked as a consultant in neurosurgery in Kuwait from 1984 to 1989.

He is employed at the UKC Ljubljana. His speciality is the spine.

dr. Bogdan Ambrožič M.D., Orthopaedic Specialist

He completed his medical studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ljubljana in 1995. In 1996, he started specialising in orthopaedics, which he completed in 2001. After completing his specialisation, he underwent further training in specialised hospitals in Germany, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Croatia and Austria. In 2017, he completed his PhD in the treatment of patellar instability with medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction (MPFL).
He specialises in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the shoulder, knee joint and ankle, using computer technology. On the shoulder joint, he is most often involved in stabilisation of the glenohumeral joint and AC joint, as well as rotator cuff reconstruction. In addition to conventional arthroscopies, he performs ligament reconstructions, kneecap stabilisation and corrective osteotomies on the knee joint.

On the ankle, he performs arthroscopic joint stabilisations, in addition to arthroscopies with posterior and anterior approaches. In addition, he uses biological methods to treat joint wear and tendinopathies with platelet-rich plasma or stem cells.

Benjamin Marjanovič, M.D., orthopaedic specialist

He graduated from the Medical Faculty of Trieste in 2008. He then intensively studied at congresses and courses at home and abroad. In 2015, he became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery. He is a full-time employee of the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital, now in the Department of Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries. His specialty is shoulder orthopaedic surgery.

Anže Mihelič, M.D., orthopaedic specialist

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2008. He is specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2015, working at the Orthopaedic Hospital Valdoltra, Department of Bone Infections and Prosthetics.
He specialises in knee, hip and shoulder prosthetics and the treatment of bone and implant infections.

Doc. dr. Matevž Topolovec, M.D., Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2008. In 2010, he trained in the United States (University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics). In 2014, he was awarded a PhD in Biomedicine. He also did a short exchange in Sweden (Karolinska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska University Hospital). In 2016, he passed his specialist exam with distinction.

Now he works full-time at the Spine Surgery Department of the Orthopaedic Hospital Valdoltra. He specialises in both conservative and surgical treatment of spinal problems.

Marko Nabergoj, M.D., PhD, Specialist on Orthopaedic Surgery

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 2015. At the end of the course, he received the Deans Award for Excellence.
He has been working at the Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital since 2015.
In December 2018, together with a colleague from Hungary, he was selected by the largest European organisation for shoulder and elbow surgeons (SECEC-ESSSE). At the beginning of 2021, he completed several months of fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery with one of the worlds most renowned shoulder and elbow surgeons, Dr Alexander Laedermann, in Geneva.

Ladislav Kovačič, M.D., Specialist in Traumatology

After studying at the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana, which he completed in 2000, he went on to specialise in traumatology, which he completed in 2007. He has furthered his professional knowledge by studying with top experts abroad in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. Among other things, he spent a year working independently in France as an orthopaedic surgeon.
As a lecturer and instructor, he is invited to international professional meetings, courses and workshops. He is the author of articles and textbooks in the field of shoulder surgery. He currently serves as President of the European Society for Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery of ESSKA.
Most of the time he worked at the Clinical Traumatology Department of the UKC Ljubljana, but recently he joined Arbormea. With his knowledge, experience and care for patients, he works towards the effective and rapid treatment of injuries using modern methods. His main area of expertise is joint and sports injuries, in particular injuries and disorders of the shoulder girdle and knee joint.

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  • MON - FRI08:00 - 15:00
  • SAT, Holidays08:00 - 13:00
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