Meet the team

Lars Hedlund
Founder of Hedla

When Lars suffered from stroke and aphasia he realised that the neuro rehab needed to be improved. Hedla was created to meet this need of extended and intensive rehab.

Anna Sjöholm
Rehab Director, Physiotherapist MSc

Physiotherapist with unique experience in organisation, design and implementation of intensive neuro rehab, physical activitity and stroke research    


Ismael López-Ventura 

Specialist in neurology, general medicine and internal medicine educated in Sweden, the US och Spain, with more than 15 years of experience in neuro rehabilitation. Special research interests: aphasia, motor skills and neurology. 


Pablo Cárdenas


Cecilia Eddin
Speech and language therapist

Speech and language therapist with wide experience in intensive neuro rehab. Certified in LSVT-LOUD and fluent in Swedish, English and Spanish.



Nicole Menéndez 

David Najafi
Rehab coordinator, Physiotherapist


Doris Michel Ekvall

Stephanie Ticehurst
Speech and language therapist

Marika Schütz 
Speech and language therapist MSc,

PhD Karolinska Institutet

Speech Language Pathologist with extended experience in design and implementation of intensive neuro rehab. Responsible for an ongoing research project in aphasia and apraxia of speech in collaboration with professor Marcelo Berthier at CIMES, University of Malaga and CLINTEC, Karolinska Institutet. [Link]


Stefan Andersson

The health care leader who is also a physiotherapist and a nurse assistant. During many years as a rehabilitation advisor and CEO, he has been involved in building and developing several rehab organisations, both in Sweden and abroad.