Physiotherapy or Physical Medicine means treatment and rehabilitation procedures by physical means following diseases, injuries or loss of body parts. The physical means are various exercises, heat, cold, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and massage used to improve circulation, strengthen muscles, encourage return of motions, relief of pain and train or retain an individual to perform the daily activities. Over the years, it has gained vast acceptance as a sophisticated and essential medical technology. Labaid Specialized Hospital's Physiotherapy Centre employs a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the best possible physiotherapy care for patients across a range of medical conditions.
Fields of Treatment
Physical therapy has been redefined by the improved understanding of biomechanical principles. The Ortho Rehabilitation program for patients undergoing Illizarov method of limb lengthening and deformity correction, all replacement and spinal surgeries is a predominant feature of the department.
The very concept of the learning mode, human motor behaviour and new theories on mechanisms of recovery following neurological injury has opened new vistas to neuro rehabilitation. Labaid Specialized Hospital's Physiotherapy Centre has a specialized stroke rehab unit that adopts principles of re-learning programs.
Chest physiotherapy is not only therapeutic but also prophylactic. It plays a vital role in the intensive care of a cardiac and pulmonary patient especially when appropriate bronchial hygiene techniques are followed.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Physiotherapy
Expectant mothers will find this program extremely useful for it includes a good and much needed exercise routine. This program is mainly prophylactic in nature.
The physiotherapy services encompass the following disease conditions:
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Degenerative Arthropathies
• Inflammatory Arthropathies
o Ankylosing Spondylitis
o Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Frozen Shoulder
• Back Pain
o Prolapsed Intervertebral disc Lesions (PIVD)
o Bell's Palsy (Facial Nerve Palsy)
• Burns and Skin Grafts
• Diseases of Nervous System
• Diseases of Brain and Spinal Cord
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Parkinson's Disease
• Spinal Cord Lesions
• Peripheral Nerve Lesions
• Neurological Conditions affecting children
o Cerebral Palsy
o Spina Bifida
• Ankle Sprain
• Tennis Elbow
• Valkmann's Ischemic Contracture
• Rotator Cuff Lesions
• Genu Valgun & varum
• Hip Replacement
• Knee Replacement
• Spinal surgery
The Center offers roomy exercise and training area as well adequate spaces separated with screens for privacy of patients. It has facilities for:
• Cervical Traction
• Electrical Stimulation Therapy (EST)
• Exercise Program
• Infrared Radiation (IRR)
• Lumber Traction
• Microwave Diathermy (MWD)
• Shortwave Diathermy (SWD)
• Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulators (TENS)
• Ultrasonic Therapy (UST)
• Wax Bath
The Centre has female physiotherapist for female patients and male physiotherapist for male patients.