Physio Therapy Department
The Physiotherapy department serves patients referred from OPD and Inpatients of the Institute.
The Department consists of the following staff :
Lecturer & HOD Physiotherapy
Additional Lecturer, Physiotherapy
Core Services Provided:
- Patient care services & Specialized Assessments
- Teaching / Training
1. Patient care services & Specialized assessment:
A Therapeutic program is planned for both- inpatients and outpatients after a thorough Physical Evaluation carried out in the following sections as per the nature of intervention required.
- A. Pain Management Section
- B. Adult & Restorative Therapy Section
- C. Biomechanics & Gait Training Section
- D. Pediatrics Section
A. PAIN MANAGEMENT SECTION
Evaluation of pain and altered function including subjective and objective assessment, followed by
therapies as advised from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation OPD i.e., patient education, physical agents, exercises and ergonomic advice for the prevention of recurrence of pain.
B. ADULT & RESTORATIVE SECTION
Adults with neuromotor conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain damage, spinal cord injuries, progressive neuro-muscular disorders, etc. are assessed and physiotherapeutic treatment plan is carried out in co-ordination with Rehabilitation team members
as advised from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation OPD/Special clinics. Post-operative therapeutic programme aiming at restoration of function supported by specialized assessment and training.
Therapy to admitted long term patients is given in the exercise hall
with the wards.
C. BIOMECHANICS & GAIT TRAINING SECTION
Observational assessment of gait of persons with disabilities and biomechanics of
gait and movement function with or without appliances are analysed specially with respect to choice of suitable appliance and its usage. Therapeutic exercises are used prior to training for improvement of gait and movement function.
D. PEADIATRIC SECTION
Children with orthopaedic and neuromotor deficits are evaluated and therapeutic interventions are planned aiming at maximal functional independence including training with aids & appliances whenever necessary. Parents are also involved in the therapeutic management of the children and advised carryover of functional training at home as well as donning and doffing, and care of aids & appliances.
In addition, the Physiotherapy department staff is a part of team for all outreach programs conducted by the Institute where
Physiotherapy services are required, such as – Disability camps and Rehabilitation camps.
The following specialized assessments are done in Physiotherapy department, which
form a baseline for therapy and various other interventions:
- Instrumented Gait Analysis
- Foot Pressure Mapping
- Isokinetic Exercise Testing
- Balance Assessment
- Exercise tolerance Testing and Spirometry
- Disability Assessment
- Electrophysiological studies