PHYSIOTHERAPY


 
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Physiotherapists assess, plan and implement rehabilitative programs that improve or restore human motor functions, maximize movement ability, relieve pain syndromes, and treat or prevent physical challenges associated with injuries, diseases and other impairments. They apply a broad range of physical therapies and techniques such as movement, ultrasound, heating, laser and other techniques. They may develop and implement programmes for screening and prevention of common physical ailments and disorders”

PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION:
The Physiotherapy Department at St. Thomas Hospital has fully qualified staff including, Physiotherapist present at day times during client assessment.

The Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, our goal is to synthesis orthopaedic, neurology, cardio pulmonary and critical care facilities to take the patients on a path of quick recovery and health.

Physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced. We offer a wide range of services and methods of treatment to people of all ages wit h general aches and pains, as well as those recovering from orthopaedic surgery. Our Department is committed to providing a high quality Physiotherapy service to all the clients. Our facility incorporates up to date methods and state of the art modalities for treating all conditions.

What should you expect from us?
Physiotherapists are Health professionals who are trained to asses and treat the under lying causes of conditions altering the movement of the body.

Conditions Treated
Treatment Packages and Programs are individually tailored for the following conditions: Back and neck injuries
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Orthopaedic conditions
(Joint pains (ex: neck, back, shoulder, knee, etc) Muscle pains, Ligament problems, Cartilage problems, Degeneration of joints). Post operative mobilization (post trauma rehabilitation (ex: fracture) Post surgical rehabilitation).

Rheumatic conditions
Sports Injuries
Neurological conditions
(Stroke, Head injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Spinal cord injury and diseases, Nerve injuries).

Heart and lung conditions
(chronic bronchitis, emphysema ,chronic obstructive airways disease, Asthma, Myocardial infarction(heart attack),Bye pass surgeries of heart, Lung collapse, Patients in ICU(Ex: artificial ventilation)).

Paediatric Neurology conditions

(Poliomyelitis, Pre- mature delivery, High risk babies, Spinal muscular atrophy, Clubfoot, Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy).

Geriatrics conditions
(Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Alzheimer’s diseases, Loss of balance, Loss of co ordination) Pregnancy related pain or discomfort

Services Provided Assessment:
Treatment
Education
Ergonomic Advice
Self Management Strategies
Domiciliary Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy treatment includes:
Electrotherapy treatments
Interferential Therapy(IFT)
Electronic Cervical and Lumbar Traction Unit
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation(TENS)
Ultrasound massage (UST)
Short Wave Diathermy(SWD)
Paraffin Wax Bath
Joint mobilization and soft tissue stretching
Education in injury specific home exercises to encourage self management
Instruction in gym programmers and stability training
Postural correction and ergonomic advice for work stations
Taping and bracing to protect joints and injured tissues
Testing of joint function prior to returning to sport


Inpatient Services
The inpatient physiotherapists provide post operative care and exercise instruction, which includes the provision of illustrated exercise booklets to patients who have undergone surgery in our hospital or day surgery. Our physiotherapists work closely with the surgeons and nurses, to ensure a team approach in the days following surgery