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A Word from the Founder

Dr. Thomas A. Pilscheur, Basel/Switzerland 

The Institute for the Advancement of International Rehabilitation Standards was founded on the observation that active rehabilitation and medical training therapy do not get the recognition they deserve from health professionals and the general public.

Due to this lack of recognition, they are not applied properly, which hampers their smooth development as acknowledged disciplines.

This situation leaves patients to their own devices even when afflicted with ailments that, if properly addressed and treated, could be vastly reduced or even eliminated altogether. Unfortunately, a vast industry appreciates the status quo. One of the Institute’s missions is to change the medical profession’s understanding of active rehabilitation and preventive medicine. 

Only if this can be achieved will our discipline receive the attention and funding necessary to position it where it belongs: within reach of all patients as the healthiest and most effective medical option available. In order to succeed, we have to advance innovative standards and guidelines for the proven methods that have already been developed to date and will be further developed in the future.


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