Department Of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. We use proven techniques to help restore movement and function to anyone affected by an injury, disability, dysfunction, pain or health condition.

Physiotherapy involves treatments to restore, maintain mobility, function, and well- being

The terms “physiotherapy” and “physical therapy” mean the same thing and are used interchangeably

Physiotherapy provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement possible and functional ability throughout the lifespan.

This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.  Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.

 

Mission

The mission of Physiotherapy Department is to improve and promote the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services and restoring movement and normal body function as well as the individual’s highest level of independent functioning

 

Vision

  • To provide optimal clinical care that sets an ideal standard for excellence as measured by outcomes.
  • To be the national leading center for rehabilitation excellence and innovation in the delivery of care and patient safety, continually improving quality and the patient care experience.
  • To be the preeminent provider of physical and cognitive care

 

SCOPE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • Pre and Post operative rehabilitation
  • Mobility and Cardiorespiratory care for patients under intensive care
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy for children with Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Erbs palsy and other physically disabled children
  • Physical therapy for patients with mobility problems:
    • Cardiovascular disease ( e.g. stroke )
    • Pulmonary disease (e.g. COPD, emphysema, pneumonia)
    • Posture problems ( e.g. flat neck, scoliosis )
    • Degenerative diseases ( e.g. Alzheimer’s disease )
    • Bone and joint problems (e.g. Osteoporosis, arthritis )
    • Spinal cord disorders /injuries ( e.g. disc slip, sciatica )
  • Mobility and functional care for the Elderly (Geriatrics)

 

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS:

Physiotherapists work with a variety of patients including physically disabled children, women before and after giving birth, athletes, industrial employees, patients who are in hospital or attending clinics and people within the community

 

Tasks include:

  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions that affect movement and function in people in all ages and social groups.
  • helping patients recover from accident, illness or injury
  • liaising with professionals such as doctors and nurses on patients being co-managed
  • organising physical exercise sessions
  • providing education and advice about exercise and movement
  • improve general health. By : Healthy weightüRegular exercise
  • Assist a patient to prevent injury in the workplace or on the sports field.
  • Teach patients to use special appliances like sticks, crutches etc.
  • Improve Quality of Life

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