Physiotherapy, or Physical Therapy, is a Healthcare profession concerned with the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the body by physical means such as heat, cold, electricity and therapeutic exercises. In addition, it is an art interact to improve health and to prevent injury via understanding the movement of the body, which consist of evaluation and treatment to decrease pain with correction of the affected parts.
AIOR Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Expertise
Our department provides the necessary training to meet the total range of patient care responsibilities involved in preventing disabilities and promoting restoration of function to the physically impaired, including Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular disorders that interfere with the physical function. Our management includes prescription of Exercise Therapy with the aid of
- Continuous Passive movement device
- Electronic Cervical and Lumbar Traction Unit
- Moist Heat Therapy and Paraffin Wax Bath
- Manual Therapy
- Electrotherapy treatment – Short Wave Diathermy
- Interferential Therapy
- Infrared Radiation Therapy
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation Therapy
- Laser Probe
- Shoulder wheel mobilizer
- Wrist mobilizer
- Wysen therapy
- Therapeutic ultrasound
Physiotherapy is a drug-free health care practice. Physiotherapists work in partnership with individuals of all ages to break down the barriers to physical function whether that means working with patients pre and post surgery, helping people come back from illness and chronic disease, injury, industrial and motor vehicle accidents and age related conditions. Physiotherapists also play an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.
Physiotherapy has proven to be effective in the treatment and management of arthritis, diabetes, stroke and traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and a range of respiratory conditions offering those afflicted with tools and techniques to acquire and maintain an optimum level of function and pain free living.
Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living. Physiotherapy is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the Freedom to Function.
Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility, increasing strength and coordination and improved cardio-respiratory function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from a work injury or suffering after that weekend hockey game.
Physiotherapy can be useful in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of injuries, disease processes, and other conditions, including:
- sports injuries
- back and neck pain
- postural problems
- amputee rehabilitation
- spinal cord injuries
- chronic airways disease
- rehabilitation following cardiac surgery
- stroke rehabilitation
- developmental and pediatric problems
- neurological conditions
- impaired mobility
- women's health
- geriatric problems
- specific children's conditions
Physiotherapy can help individuals by
- Identifying the problem area and treating this directly.
- Identifying the causes and predisposing factors.
- Providing Rehabilitation following occupational or sporting injuries.
- Providing rehabilitation and exercise before and after surgery.
- Providing advice on exercise programs.
- Providing or advising on special equipment.
- To provide the quality management.
- To provide a high level of patient care.
- To promote patient health awareness and education.
- To provide accessible rehabilitation services.
- Effective utilization of staff resources.
- To develop staff orientation training and education.
- Provide training program for physiotherapist student.
In – Patient
Inpatient expectation from physiotherapy services
All inpatients who are based on wards are eligible to have physiotherapy services. If a new patient requires assessment and treatment, physiotherapy will cover during the work hours (From 07:00 to 20:00). Moreover, it covers the weekend or holidays for inpatients as needed. In addition, the ward nurses can contact the on-call physiotherapists outside these hours as necessary.
Out – Patient
services can be obtained to all patients who are admitted to the hospital.and an outdoor patient
- Creation and modification of the Department Policy & Procedure (DPP).
- The department usually does Annual Patient Satisfaction Survey
- The department usually performs a Safe Lifting Presentation and Practical Part for all new and re-contracts nursing staff in a monthly basis by physiotherapy staff.
- The department’s staffs perform On-Call duties during weekend as necessary.
- The physiotherapy department staff participated actively on the following hospital activities :
- The Spina Befida Awareness week at PHC & IABFH during the month of May.
- The Braest Feeding Awareness Day at PHC & IABFH during the month of May.
- To organize arthritic awearness program
- The department has done Hand Hygiene Monthly Survey for all physiotherapy staff.