Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
The Physician Medicine & Rehabilitation Hospital Kottayam offers in the form of Mar Sleeva Medicity is a blessing for all patients. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a relatively new branch of medicine, and it provides rehabilitation services to modify and restore functional ability and quality of life in patients with physical impairments and disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles or tendons. It is a vastly developing field of medicine due to the rise in morbidity because of lifestyle diseases among various health populations.
Doctors specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) are known as Physiatrists. Treatment-wise and department-wise, PMR is an interdisciplinary subject headed by a Physiatrist doctor. Physiatrists lead a team of Rehab nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational-therapists, Speech & Swallow therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Orthotists & Prosthetists, thus enabling a comprehensive care plan for patients.
The treatment approaches adopted in Mar Sleeva Medicity Palai include Neuro-developmental, Biomechanical and Rehabilitative and attends to patients from various departments like Orthopaedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Critical Care units. In an outpatient setting, Physiatrists treat patients with muscle and joint injuries, non-healing wounds, pain syndromes, and other disabling conditions. For Inpatient settings, PMR can help patients with various disabling diseases such as Stroke, Traumatic brain injury, Spinal cord injury, Cerebral palsy, Mental retardation, Autism, and Chronic pain.
With the use of physical modalities and therapeutic exercises, our rehabilitation team under the Physiatrist helps patients with impairments to reduce pain, improve quality of life and learn how to use assistive devices (e.g., braces, wheelchairs, orthotics & prosthetics, etc.). All this and more makes Mar Sleeva Medicity the best Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Hospital Kerala has to offer.