Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) seek to provide outstanding patient care to both outpatient and inpatient at Aster.
One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, led by a Physiatrist, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Aster CMI, offers a wide range of services to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life in people with physical impairments/ disabilities of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Physio Rehab at Aster CMI Hospital is designed to give everyone access to the highest quality, most effective and up-to-date clinical rehab programs, rehab and mobility exercises, injury prevention and rehabilitation education.
The Team includes Physiatrist (Doctors who have training in this speciality), Physical therapists, Speech and Swallowing Pathologists, Occupational Therapist.
Our commitment is to improve the quality of life for persons recovering from or learning to live fully with illness, injury and disability.
Aster CMI strives to provide comprehensive care to patients suffering from various impairments. And when rehabilitation units are in the hospital, physicians can coordinate care better and faster if a patient’s health status changes.
The centre offers integrated advanced rehabilitation programs such as post-stroke and traumatic brain injuries, paralytic diseases, neuromuscular diseases, sports injury, women’s health issues, pregnancy-related fitness care, pain management post-transplant management and spinal conditions such as back neck, knee and joint pain, recovery from joint replacement, ligament reconstructions and other orthopaedic surgeries. With all of these conditions, the emphasis is placed around what is consider to be the cause of your symptoms, develop a treatment plan, and set about treating the symptoms and the cause whole through a combination of a variety of therapies, including investigations, medications, surgical procedures, pain interventions, physical modalities. We have specialized teams for Neurological Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Rehabilitative Ergonomic Solutions, Rheumatologic rehabilitation, Women’s health, Post-transplant, Sports & Fitness Rehabilitation and functional training.
We all work together to improve patients’ function to a maximum level so that people can enjoy life again after an illness.
We have highly experienced teams for Neurological Rehabilitation, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation, Rehabilitative Ergonomic Solutions, Rheumatologic rehabilitation, Women’s health (including Antenatal exercises), Pre and Post-transplant, Sports & Fitness Rehabilitation and functional training.
Out patient area, Inpatient beds, Interventional management area- Joint/soft tissue injections, Botulinum toxin injections, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Speech Language pathology, Interaction/synergy with Indigenous systems of Medicine where indication.
When provided by a team of experts, Physical therapy helps a patient to move his/her muscle/joint.
Physical therapy services available include
The team is experienced in helping patients with preventive training to post-op mobilization.
Is unique in that it helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations)
They treat the patients having various conditions whether they are recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotion or behavior.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
They look not only at the reasons a patient’s participation in activities has been impacted but also at the patient’s roles and environment and suggest the correction/modification accordingly.
OTs work on people to engage in daily life independently and help them to return to work.
Area of work:
Occupational therapy services typically include:
an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Speech- Language and Swallow Rehabilitation focus across all age range at the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Aster CMI Hospital. The department has specialized services mainly focusing on the evaluation and treatment for neurorehabilitation of swallow, speech-language, cognitive-linguistic and communication disorders, rehabilitation of voice disorders including professional voice care and specialized treatment in pediatric speech and language disorders can be availed. Patients affected with neurological conditions like Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Oro-pharyngeal cancer and Swallowing disorders can avail the services. The Speech-Language Pathologist assesses the condition and helps in treatment based on the patient’s needs.
Different disorders treated:
Rehabilitation is often recommended for individuals of all ages suffering from sports injury, including:
Rehabilitation is a crucial component to regain full function after surgical procedures. It reduces the risk of re-injury and further complications. It also helps you to gradually return to your work, recreation, and competitive sports more successfully. In this programme, our therapist will provide one-to-one guidance and exercise prescription to each patient.
This comprehensive rehabilitation regimen can help the patient to maximise and regain normal muscle movement and function after a stroke or for neurological conditions such as:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is breathing 100% oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure (up to 3 ATA). This helps to boost the body’s natural healing processes. The treatment is painless. There is no feeling of being squeezed. Our chamber enables patient to breathe in pure oxygen. While undergoing treatment, a person can watch movie or listen to his favourite music or take a nap. Patient may require 1 – 30 sessions and session time vary from 1 to 2 hours according to the type of condition being treated. A medical professional administers each treatment and monitors each patient, before, during and after.
How does it Work?
During HBO therapy due to higher pressure the Oxygen dissolves more in the liquid part of the blood (Plasma) and its level increases 10 – 20 times of normal level. This oxygen reaches all areas of the body also where it was not reaching earlier due to inadequate blood supply or less haemoglobin. This therapy helps as below -
Single Treatment for many Conditions
Why to consider treatment with HBOT?