Physiotherapy is a form of health care that prevents, identifies, corrects and alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. Physiotherapy is a key to mobility, an independent lifestyle and wellness. Physiotherapists prefer to practice preventative health care.
Physiotherapists focus first and foremost on resolving pain, stabilizing an injury or condition and keeping it from getting worse. Then the focus is on restoring strength, movement and function as much as possible. The ultimate goal is to enable our patients to manage their own physical well-being independently.
Don’t delay! Research has proven that people who seek treatment early after an injury have shorter recovery periods than those who wait.
The Department is an essential support unit providing services to the various disciplines in the hospital, Specialist and Out-patient Clinics using referral system; catering for both In-Patients & Out-Patients management.
Scope of Rehabilitation Services :
- Cardiorespiratory rehabilitation
- Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
- Neurological / Stroke Rehabilitation
- Women’s Health
- Spinal rehabilitation
- Sports Injury Rehabilitation
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Special Children
- Surgical & Medical Cases
- Rehab aide item (support and brace)
The services include:
Electrotherapy – It’s a therapy that covers in wide range of tools for useful to promotes tissue healing process, reduce pain and to improve function. The modalities are:
- Interferential Current Therapy - It uses a mid-frequency current for treating muscular spasms and strains. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.
- Ultrasound – It uses high-energy sound waves (those above the range we hear) to help ease painful joints and muscles sprain, bursitis, and tendonitis.
- Transceutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) – It battery-powered machine about the size of a pocket radio that uses low-voltage electrical current for pain relief. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibers.
- Infra-red heating – It is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength perform heat radiation. Useful for the relief of muscle spasms and pain and for a healing agent.
- Electrical Stimulation– uses small electric current in order to trigger a muscle contraction. Useful to train pelvic floor muscle, nerve injury and hypotonic muscle.
Therapeutic exercise - Physical treatments may include individual exercise, postural training and advice. Wide range of exercises instruct by physiotherapist in Rehab Gymnasium that provide tools for exercise regime. Used for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Stroke Rehabilitation, Spinal rehabilitation, Sports Injury Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Special Children, Arthritis and post surgical condition. Exercise is also emphasis on active participation of the patient in the treatment programme rather than relying only on the electrical and mechanical equipment.
Manual therapy- Treatment designs on hands on/manual basis conducted by physiotherapist to reduce pain, muscles spasm, to improve joint function and also increase good blood circulation. Manual therapy is also conducted by combination treatment whenever needed ultrasonic, infra red rays, paraffin wax bath, interferential currents, electronically operated cervical and lumbar traction, muscle and nerve stimulators machines are used.
Chest physiotherapy - Treatment for lung disease is also provided among pediatrics and adults. Patients on the wards are taught how to breathe more efficiently and how best to clear their chests. This may be done by simple breathing exercises or where necessary using simple equipment to make breathing easier and to help patients to cough. In addition, exercise sessions for outpatients who have lung disease are also provided. The gym consists of treadmills, cycles, steppers and etc. The importance of exercise for cardiopulmonary patients has been proven to enhance lung function.
Home Educational and Advice - The Physiotherapy team values the importance of encouraging patients in empowering them to fulfill their maximum potential at whatever stage in their condition, with emphasis on function and quality of life. Therefore we provide education and advice on how to best manage your condition as well as future prevention. The education is not only for patient but it is also for carer on preventive and care.
- Please allow sufficient time to park your car and walk to the Physiotherapy department. Parking is on a pay and display basis.
- Please arrive in the department five minutes before your appointment
- Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.
- During your first appointment you will be asked questions about your problem, your past medical history and what medication you are taking. You will also be examined and may be asked to undress. If you have a leg or a back problem, please bring a pair of loose pants to wear during the examination. You should tell your physiotherapist if you are being treated elsewhere e.g. Osteopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist or another physiotherapist.
- Your first appointment will last approximately for one hour.
- Subsequent appointments will last within thirty minutes to one hour. You are required to present appointment slip / booklet at the physiotherapy registration counter and your visit will be registered after the appointment has been confirmed
- Patient who is late for an appointment/treatment will be registered for treatment if there is a vacant appointment slot available. - Otherwise a new appointment slot will be given.
- Patient who has defaulted treatment for more than 3 months will require a new referral to continue treatment.
- All cases must have referral letter from specialist clinic DEMC or other hospitals or health clinics.
- All referral is follow department policy 7.1, only request form complete with Patient details, full description of treatment request, dated, signed and stamped with prescribing doctor’s name will be referred.
- Monday - Thursday : 08:00 - 18:00
- Friday : 08:00 - 12:30 | 14:30 - 18:00
- Saturday : 08:00 - 14:00
- Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed (open for inpatient)
- Contact No: 03 5515 1888 / Ext : 707 / 865
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