Global Centre of Excellence in Physio / Occupational Therapy / Neuro Rehabilitation unit
Our Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
unit @ SMART WALK helps patients to maximize their Quality of Life. Our team of
Physiotherapists works closely with Medical Specialists, helping patients Post surgeries.
Physiotherapy provides services to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy. Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, caregivers and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Physiotherapists can help patient in following process
- Undertake a comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient/client or needs of a client group
- Evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment to make clinical judgments regarding patients/clients
- Formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
- Provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another healthcare professional
- Implement a physical therapist intervention/treatment programme
- Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
- Make recommendations for self-management
Our Physiotherapy Treatments
Physiotherapy is quite effective to speed up the healing process for patients with amputations, strains in the spine, arthritis or who underwent any sort of medical operation. SMART Medical Centre expertise in the following methods to ensure faster rehabilitation process.
It is a type of energy-based physiotherapy technique in which electrical stimulation is delivered with the help of electrodes attached to the skin. Electrotherapy is performed in patients with paralysis and severely reduced range of motion.
Range of Motion Exercises
The body needs adequate rest during the early stages of recovery from surgery or bone injuries, but long periods of immobility may actually lengthen the healing process. Therefore, range of motion exercises are ordered to encourage movement and joint mobility and facilitate circulation. It is also beneficial in preventing muscle atrophy and related postural problems.
Cryotherapy and Heat Therapy
Professional athletes and people with desk jobs often complain of sore and stiff muscles. In such a case, application of heat or cold to the affected areas can relieve them of muscle tightness anywhere on their body. In heat therapy, hot packs or paraffin wax are applied. Cryotherapy may involve an ice massage or application of ice pack.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation
It is also known as therapeutic massage and can help in relaxing the muscles and reduce the swelling in certain areas. Soft tissue mobilisation is an excellent technique to treat the pain associated with athletic injuries. It also helps in ensuring adequate blood circulation, lymph flow and reducing swelling around the inflamed joints.
In this physiotherapy treatment, a Kinesio tape is applied to the skin to stabilise the joints and muscles while the patient undergoes treatment. Moreover, the Kinesio tape doesn’t obstruct any movement during the range of motion exercises.
It involves the utilisation of sound waves to treat injuries in the body. The sound waves are absorbed by ligaments, tendons and fascia and can relieve a person suffering from arthritis, muscle strains and tendonitis.
Neuro Rehabilitation Unit:
Neuro Rehabilitation is a supervised program by doctors / Physiotherapists specializing in brain & Neuro conditions/diseases for people who have developed diseases, injuries, or any nervous system disorder. This process improves the body’s function and reduces symptoms and the well-being of the patients. It is known as Restorative Neurology. SMART medical Centre has developed a global centre of Excellence of Physical Medicine and Neuro rehabilitation unit in 5500 Square feet of exclusive clinical setup. The unit is equipped with all major and Modernized equipments and Virtual Reality Instruments to offer world class treatment to the patients. The motive of a neurological rehabilitation program is to make the patient feel the normal life he used to lead. This program helps make their lives independent and function properly mentally, physically, and socially. Any medical condition can be treated if diagnosed at a proper time. With the help of modern technology, doctors are treating many patients with several different kinds of diseases. The treatments are different according to the condition of the patient. SMART Rehab team helps rebuilding the strength, balance, coordination between the organs and body parts, and body motion of a given patient. A neurorehabilitation program must be attended by every patient facing difficulty and needs some aid to recover from a nervous system injury.
Conditions that benefit from Neurological rehab
- Any vascular disorder, such as strokes caused by clotting of blood or Ischemic Strokes.
- Any strokes caused by bleeding in the brain or Hemorrhagic strokes.
- Any trauma, like in the brain or injury in the spinal cord.
- Infections like meningitis, polio, and brain abscesses.
- Any functional disorders, like headache, seizure, or dizziness.
- There are neuromuscular disorders like palsy, cervical Spondylosis, brain tumours, muscular dystrophy, and peripheral neuropathy.
- Degenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.
When is NeuroRehabilitation suggested?
As mentioned above, the neurosurgeon may prescribe rehab to patients with neurological conditions. Symptoms that may need help like neurological rehabilitation include:
- Muscle weakness and abnormal muscle tone
- Pain in the body
- Difficulty in swallowing or chewing food
- Impairments in vision or eye-hand coordination
- Difficulty in speaking
- Difficulty in walking or standing
- Difficulty with daily activities such as eating, bathing, dressing, toileting
- Impairments in thinking, memory, and problem solving
The neurological rehab program This rehabilitation program is made to meet your individual needs, body functions, and any specific problems or diseases. This program sometimes needs the involvement of a family member. SMART Neuro- Rehab specialty programs include, Speech therapy, Spine decompression, Swallowing techniques, Bowel and bladder retraining, Any nutritional counselling, Retaining the behavioural skills, Memory program, Any pain management, Vocational counselling.