Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) plays avitalrole in the hospital as it coordinates with all clinical departments for the management and rehabilitation of the patients with musculoskeletal issues.

The Department of Sports Medicine has facilities to provide both out-patient and in-patient care and is well equipped with state-of-the-art sports science lab, exercise physiology lab,biomechanics lab and gait lab. It has 3 specialty clinics as sports injury clinic, arthroscopy clinic and obesity clinic. The department has well qualified staff members and varioushigh-end equipment for treatment and training purposes. Awell-built indoor stadium, football ground and athletic turf track are available as per International standards.

Activities of the Rehabilitation Department includemanagement of Pain, Sports rehabilitation, Neurological, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Pediatric, Burns, Geriatric, Gynecological care, pre and post-surgical andOccupational rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Orthotics prescription and Amputee rehabilitation,Community-based rehabilitation and Gait training.

The Team is headed by Prof &HOD. Dr.C. RameshMD, DNB(PMR) who has served in the Tamilnadu government as a Director at GIRM K.K. Nagar and MMC(Madras Medical College)with a richexperience of more than 30 years, along with well experienced, competentand dedicated team of Physiotherapists who treat patients on par with international standards.

Outpatient

The department of Physical medicine and rehab(PMR) provides outpatient services and inpatient services by assessing and treating pain through physical modalities and hands on techniques (Spinal Manipulation, soft tissue release, joint mobilization, posture correction), correcting deformities, artificial limbs prescription and fitting, orthotics and prosthetics prescription.

Inpatient

Inpatient care is facilitated by experienced senior physiotherapists in the wards and intensive care units under the guidance of senior physiatrist.

Special Clinics

Physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine
Monday Pain clinic
Tuesday Sports clinic
Wednesday Obesity clinic
Thursday Stroke clinic
Friday Amputee clinic
Saturday Cerebral palsy clinic

Another prime focus of the department of PMR is medical education which involves imparting knowledge to Undergraduates and post graduates MBBS(CRRI’S), (BPT and MPT), Nursing and AHS students.The teaching learning methods for BPT and MPT students comprises of theory classes, outpatient clinics, bed side clinical teaching, clinical tutorials, journal clubs, case presentations, seminars and workshops.

Thrust area of research include new approachesto pain relief and rehabilitation of the patient to the highest near normal possible and also improving efficacy of sports person performance.The department actively organizes conferences and CMEs with collaboration with School of physiotherapy.

Physiotherapy

  • Interferential therapy
  • Shortwave diathermy
  • Laser therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Wax bath therapy
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Cryotherapy
  • Continuous passive mobiliser
  • Exercise therapy
  • Suspension therapy
  • Gaittraining

Rehabilitation

  • Pain rehabilitation is provided as outpatient services for regional complex pain syndrome and chronic pain syndromes with counseling.
  • Amputee rehabilitation is done to rehabilitate the patients to nearest normal functional abilities of the patient’s requirements
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns rehabilitation

All of the above-mentioned rehabilitation services are aimed toachieve maximum nearest functional independence of the patient.

1 Erb’s palsy with green stick fracture of humerus shaft (Newborn baby)
2 Flail back syndrome
3 Pelvic crossed syndrome
4 Global instability knee
5 Plica syndrome knee
6 Bells palsy
7 GBS(MULTIPLE VARIANTS)
8 Mitochondrial cytopathy
9 Dwarfism
10 Down’s syndrome
11 Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
12 hemiplegia
13 Spinal cord injuries
14 (TBI) traumatic brain injuries
15 Rheumatic diseases
16 Burns
17 Hydrocephalus
18 Peri arthritis with RSD
19 Bilateral facial palsy
20 Scoliosis with tethered cord

The department has provided unique services to the poor and down trodden by conducting rural camps for pain, deformities, artificial limbs application and rehabilitation, mentally retarded, physically challenged person rehabilitation, vocational training and many other activities. Community based rehabilitation (CBR) is provided for rural communities.In addition to the above services consultation is provided at peripheralcenters such as our urban health at Karappakam, Poonjeri and Arun Excello sub center.


Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

About the Department

Department of Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) plays avitalrole in the hospital as it coordinates with all clinical departments for the management and rehabilitation of the patients with musculoskeletal issues.

The Department of Sports Medicine has facilities to provide both out-patient and in-patient care and is well equipped with state-of-the-art sports science lab, exercise physiology lab,biomechanics lab and gait lab. It has 3 specialty clinics as sports injury clinic, arthroscopy clinic and obesity clinic. The department has well qualified staff members and varioushigh-end equipment for treatment and training purposes. Awell-built indoor stadium, football ground and athletic turf track are available as per International standards.

Activities of the Rehabilitation Department includemanagement of Pain, Sports rehabilitation, Neurological, Orthopedic, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Pediatric, Burns, Geriatric, Gynecological care, pre and post-surgical andOccupational rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Orthotics prescription and Amputee rehabilitation,Community-based rehabilitation and Gait training.

The Team

The Team is headed by Prof &HOD. Dr.C. RameshMD, DNB(PMR) who has served in the Tamilnadu government as a Director at GIRM K.K. Nagar and MMC(Madras Medical College)with a richexperience of more than 30 years, along with well experienced, competentand dedicated team of Physiotherapists who treat patients on par with international standards.

Patient care

Outpatient

The department of Physical medicine and rehab(PMR) provides outpatient services and inpatient services by assessing and treating pain through physical modalities and hands on techniques (Spinal Manipulation, soft tissue release, joint mobilization, posture correction), correcting deformities, artificial limbs prescription and fitting, orthotics and prosthetics prescription.

Inpatient

Inpatient care is facilitated by experienced senior physiotherapists in the wards and intensive care units under the guidance of senior physiatrist.

Special Clinics

Physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports medicine
Monday Pain clinic
Tuesday Sports clinic
Wednesday Obesity clinic
Thursday Stroke clinic
Friday Amputee clinic
Saturday Cerebral palsy clinic

Academics

Another prime focus of the department of PMR is medical education which involves imparting knowledge to Undergraduates and post graduates MBBS(CRRI’S), (BPT and MPT), Nursing and AHS students.The teaching learning methods for BPT and MPT students comprises of theory classes, outpatient clinics, bed side clinical teaching, clinical tutorials, journal clubs, case presentations, seminars and workshops.

Research

Thrust area of research include new approachesto pain relief and rehabilitation of the patient to the highest near normal possible and also improving efficacy of sports person performance.The department actively organizes conferences and CMEs with collaboration with School of physiotherapy.

Services Offered

Physiotherapy

  • Interferential therapy
  • Shortwave diathermy
  • Laser therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Wax bath therapy
  • Cervical and lumbar traction
  • Cryotherapy
  • Continuous passive mobiliser
  • Exercise therapy
  • Suspension therapy
  • Gaittraining

Rehabilitation

  • Pain rehabilitation is provided as outpatient services for regional complex pain syndrome and chronic pain syndromes with counseling.
  • Amputee rehabilitation is done to rehabilitate the patients to nearest normal functional abilities of the patient’s requirements
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation for Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns rehabilitation

All of the above-mentioned rehabilitation services are aimed toachieve maximum nearest functional independence of the patient.

Interesting cases handles

1 Erb’s palsy with green stick fracture of humerus shaft (Newborn baby)
2 Flail back syndrome
3 Pelvic crossed syndrome
4 Global instability knee
5 Plica syndrome knee
6 Bells palsy
7 GBS(MULTIPLE VARIANTS)
8 Mitochondrial cytopathy
9 Dwarfism
10 Down’s syndrome
11 Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
12 hemiplegia
13 Spinal cord injuries
14 (TBI) traumatic brain injuries
15 Rheumatic diseases
16 Burns
17 Hydrocephalus
18 Peri arthritis with RSD
19 Bilateral facial palsy
20 Scoliosis with tethered cord

Outreach Activities

The department has provided unique services to the poor and down trodden by conducting rural camps for pain, deformities, artificial limbs application and rehabilitation, mentally retarded, physically challenged person rehabilitation, vocational training and many other activities. Community based rehabilitation (CBR) is provided for rural communities.In addition to the above services consultation is provided at peripheralcenters such as our urban health at Karappakam, Poonjeri and Arun Excello sub center.

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