Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a relatively new branch of Medicine and it provides rehabilitation service 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 Life style 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 inter-disciplinary subject headed by the Physiatrist doctor. Physiatrists lead a team of Rehab nurses, Physiotherapist, Occupational-therapist, Speech & Swallow therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Orthotist & Prosthetist, thus enabling comprehensive care plan of the patient.
The treatment approaches adopted in Mar Sleeva Medicity Palai include Nero-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 out-patient setting, Physiatrists treat patients with muscle and joint injuries, non-healing wounds, pain syndromes, and other disabling conditions. For In-patient 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 impairment to reduce pain, to improve quality of life and to learn how to use assistive devices (e.g., braces, wheelchairs, orthotics & prosthetics etc.)