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Physiotherapy

physiotherapyPhysiotherapy or Physical therapy is the treatment of any disease, deformity or malfunction, by distinct therapeutic measures like exercises, heat, light, water, electrical currents etc. and has, over the years, gained vast acceptance as a sophisticated and essential medical technology. In short Physiotherapy is a broadened branch of modern science; novel in approach, grand in status and proven in its effectiveness which strives not only for the improved functional status of the patient but for his improved quality of life too. An essential aspect of physiotherapy treatment is Rehabilitation, which may be required in order to re-educate an individual to enable them to safely return to their normal life. It aims at maximizing the functional potential of an individual following a disease/dysfunction or injury.

SHREE HOSPITAL offers comprehensive services in areas of:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chronic Pain, Physiotherapy in Sports injuries,as endurance exercises after liver/kidney transplant, Paediatrics,Geriatrics,Ergonomics & Occupational Therapy.

Physiotherapy in Paediatrics

The primary focus for physiotherapists is to observe children for their individual strengths and abilities and to promote a functional, quality developmental process. The plan includes prevention, early identification, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Impairment, disability and handicap, directly impacts the child physically and they would need special neuro-developmental regime of exercises to become independent in their activities of daily living. The problem also caters to children with congenital orthopaedic deformities and chromosomal abnormalities.

Physiotherapy in Geriatrics

With the ongoing improvement in medical facilities and technology, the life expectancy is also rising and with it the percentage of older people in our society. The difficulties observed in this group in performing the daily activities are identified along with the possibilities of decreased fitness levels and the presence of developing or developed disability. Exercises and other therapeutic interventions to alleviate their problems are designed to help such people lead a healthy life.

Ergonomics

Problems arising on account of faulty postures and occupational hazards are of common occurrence and affects people from all walks of life. A comprehensive program including the evaluation and advice to the patients is devised which aims to reduce the difficulties faced by such people.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy, is the "use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically, cognitively, or emotionally disabled people". It involves the use of meaningful occupation to assist people who have difficulty in achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to enable an inclusive society so that all people can participate to their potential in daily occupations of life. Occupational Therapists work with a variety of individuals who have difficulty accessing or performing meaningful occupations.

Most commonly, Occupational Therapists work with people with disabilities to enable them to maximize their skills and abilities. Occupational Therapy gives people the "skills for the job of living" necessary for "living life to its fullest."

Services typically include:

  • Customized intervention programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities.
  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations.
  • Performance skills assessments and treatment.
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training.
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers.

Areas of Practice in Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists may work in both hospitals, ranging from inpatient, sub acute, to outpatient clinics. Occupational therapists also have a role in healthcare teams in the community. There are many areas of practice in Occupational Therapy, which is often divided into Physical Health and Mental Health. The areas include :

  • Pediatrics
  • Acute rehabilitation (e.g. Spinal Cord Injuries)
  • Rehabilitation centers (TBI, Stroke (CVA), Spinal Cord Injuries, etc.)
  • Outpatient clinics (e.g. Orthopedics)

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