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The Occupation therapy Centre at CARE Hospitals is aimed at developing, recovering or maintaining the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions. In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people participate in the activities they wish to pursue, through the therapeutic modulation of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain their skills, providing support to older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes and helping individuals to cope with their work and stay as independent as possible.
The physiotherapy Centre at CARE Hospitals uses proven techniques to help restore the movement and function of patients affected by an injury, disability or health condition. Physiotherapists use their in-depth knowledge of how the body works, combined with information on the diagnosis, to treat the symptoms. They can even help prevent many injuries and health conditions. The treatment plan takes into account the patient’s lifestyle, activities and general health. The treatment uses exercise programmes to improve mobility and strengthen muscles, joint manipulation and mobilization to reduce pain and stiffness, muscle re-education to improve control, airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises, soft tissue mobilization, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and providing walking assistance with the use of aids, splints, crutches walking sticks and wheelchairs.
The Speech and Audiology Therapy Centre at CARE Hospitals provides clinical diagnostic, consultative and treatment services for individuals with communication impairment. The audiologists specialize in hearing tests for infants to young adults and for those with complex developmental and medical conditions. Audiologic evaluations are done on newborns, children and adults who have undergone some kind of medical condition. The treatment options available are:
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre at CARE Hospitals is a professionally supervised programme meant to help patients recover from heart attacks, pre and post operative heart surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, such as stenting and angioplasty. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre provides education and counseling services to help heart patients increase their physical fitness, reduce cardiac symptoms, improve general health and minimize the risk of future heart problems, including heart attacks.
The Neurological Rehabilitation Centre at CARE Hospitals offers innovative and reliable functional support for recovery from neural injury and long-term neurological care, as well as functional recovery from conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, brain and spinal cord injuries and peripheral nerve injuries. The Neurological Rehabilitation Centre can help improve function, reduce symptoms and improve the well-being of the patient. The multidisciplinary team cares for patients with predominantly complex physical disability who require short periods of rehabilitation. The aim of the Neurological Rehabilitation Centre is to optimize an individual's physical, psychological, social and vocational/educational functions by providing a focused and responsive multidisciplinary service.
The Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Centre at CARE Hospitals aims at providing support and recovery for the treatment of musculo-skeletal ailments. It involves regaining appropriate health and function of structures surrounding the joint regions and recovery from an injury or orthopedic disease. The Orthopedic Physiotherapist aims at helping patients return to normal activity after a surgery. For patients with a knee, hip, foot, shoulder or hand problem, the orthopedic physiotherapist helps them manage the pain, restore and repair muscular sprains, and ruptures of the joints and broken bones.
The physiotherapists at CARE Hospitals extend their services to sports injuries, by providing health and fitness solutions as well as on the prevention of injury and illness. They possess the knowledge and experience for the promotion of wellness and prevention of injury, across many areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation and injuries. It is the goal of a Sports Medicine Specialist to improve the health of the individual engaged in a demanding physical sport.
Initially, a medical evaluation is done to assess the needs and limitations of the patient. The medical staff uses this information to tailor a customized rehabilitation program and set goals for the patient.
A physical activity program is customized according to the patient’s need. Training often starts in a group setting where the patient’s heart rate and blood pressure are monitored during physical activity. The patient will be required to work with a physical therapist, exercise physiologist or other healthcare professionals. The medical staff will teach the patient how to check his heart rate and level (intensity) of activity.
Counseling and education is provided to help the patient understand the condition and manage it. The patient may also work with a dietician to create a healthy eating plan. Counseling helps one cope with depression, anger and stress during the process of recovery.
Training is provided to help the patient return to work or normal activities and to learn how to manage his/her heart condition, if any.