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PHYSIATRY Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Speech therapy Orthotics

An interdisciplinary team of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologist, prosthetists and orthotists works under the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or Physiatry. The coordinated work aims at maximizing the functional abilities of people with disabilities. Various clinico-pathological conditions ( listed below) which lead to physical/neurological impairments are taken care through outpatient and inpatient services.

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Brain Injury due to trauma and other causes

  • Stroke

  • Developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, spinal dysraphism

  • Amputations of the extremities

  • Rheumatological conditions

  • Haemophilia

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Chronic pain

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation otherwise called Physiatry department takes over the continuing medical needs and rehab care of disabled patients who had sustained a severe neurologic or devastating orthopaedic conditions.

Physiatrist takes over patients to the department once the acute critical condition or surgical period is over and does the detailed assessment and management of disabling condition and comorbidities. We set an integrated rehab goal for maximum independency of the patient. We seek for interdepartmental consultations, if needed, analyzing the medical condition in the due time. Physiatrists organize and co-ordinate needed therapies after setting an integrated care plan in consultation with the family.

Supporting therapy units in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation department includes:

1.Physiotherapy- for physical fitness and gait training

2.Occupational therapy- for Activities of Daily Life(ADL) and Hand function training

3.Speech therapy-for safe swallow technique and speech training

4.Orthotic unit(out sourced)- for providing supporting equipment’s like splints, braces etc.

PMR doctors conduct in-patient Stroke rehab, Brain injury rehab, Spinal cord injury rehab and other orthopaedic /neuromuscular disease rehabilitation. We arrange sequential counselling sessions with the patients family, set goals and make an integrated short term in patient rehab care plan or home care program for the patient.

Chronic pain management interventions, Spasticity management and Diabetic foot care clinic prescribing the modified foot wears also happens under the department of Physiatry.

The department provides comprehensive Physiotherapy services for a wide range of conditions for both inpatients and outpatients of Rajagiri Hospital. The purpose of the Physiotherapy Department is to provide an expert physiotherapy service, with systematic methods of assessing the musculoskeletal, cardio-vascular, neurological etc. disorders of function including pain and those of a psychosomatic origin and dealing with or preventing these problems by natural methods based essentially on exercises, manual therapy, and physical agents.

The state of the art department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation with its multi-specialty rehabilitation team offers a wide range of services to in-patients & out-patients referred from various specialties / departments including Intensive Care Unit. The service is optional, provided only to those patients who need to restore or improve their functional capabilities. In order to share ideas with other medical experts, physiotherapists attend major ward rounds. This also offers a chance to identify patients for early physiotherapy intervention.

Our department of Occupational Therapy provides the skills for the job of living and addresses the problems that interfere with an individual's ability to engage in the activities or occupations that are important to him or her.These problems may be a result of injury, disease, social disadvantage or the environment.



Occupation refers to the activities and tasks of daily life that have value and meaning to a person.Occupations include:



Self-care: activities completed to take care of one's self; e.g. bathing, grooming, dressing



Leisure: activities undertaken for personal enjoyment; e.g. social activities, hobbies



Productivity: activities relating to paid or unpaid work; e.g. employment, homemaking



Occupational Therapists of Rajagiri Hospital are regulated health-care professionals who are specialists in the analysis, adaptation and therapeutic use of occupation. We work with patients and their families/caregivers to maximize independence. We work with patients to regain and maintain function in daily activities, as well as to prevent dysfunction and promote healthy living.?

“Good Communication puts smiles on faces”
The Department of Speech Language Therapy at Rajagiri hospital is a specialised discipline that deals with the assessment, diagnosis and management of a range of communication disorders and swallowing disorders presenting in adults and children. We aim to provide high quality, specialized and comprehensive therapy services for both outpatients and inpatients. These include concerns that arise in any of the following areas:
Language
Difficulty in understanding or using spoken or written messages.
Speech
Difficulty with the production and/or pronunciation of sounds.
Voice
Disorder of the voice resulting from vocal misuse or abuse.
Stuttering
Disorder of fluency where there is an interruption in the flow of speech characterised by repetition of sounds, words or by complete speech blocks.
Swallowing
Difficulties in chewing/swallowing solids or liquids.
Hearing Impairment
Speech and language difficulties associated with a hearing impairment. This department is housed on the ground floor in the ENT department. The Outpatient Department works from 9am to 5pm - Monday to Saturday

Orthotic appliances required for neurologically or orthopedically disabled patients, like splints, braces, gait training equipments etc. are provided through general pharmacy. Physiatrist or concerned department doctors evaluates patient’s disabilities and prescribes prosthetic/orthotic products.

Custom made products like prosthesis or splints are also provided after discussion with Orthotists and specific physical training for its usage are also provided from the PMR department.

Spinal orthotics, splints for improving hand function , knee gaitors, solid Ankle foot orthosis, Knee ankle foot orthosis, Leafspring Ankle Foot orthosis  for the gait and ambulation training , cervical collars and lumbosacral corsets for spondylosis etc are prescribed from the PMR department based on individualized need of the patient.

 

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