Physical therapy (PT) also known as physiotherapy, is one o f the allied health professions that, by using mechanical force and movements ( biomechanics or kinesiology),manual therapy, exercise therapy and electrotherapy, remediates impairments and promotes mobility and function.
Physical therapy is used to improve patient’s quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, physical intervention and patient education. It is performed by physical therapists (known as physiotherapists)
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
Prevention of Complications - Respiratory treatment, mobilization and activity, with the objective of minimizing complications resulting from the operation, anesthesia or immobility. Additionally, the treatment contributes to the prevention of deterioration and/or exacerbation of the pre-hospitalization medical condition.
Promotion of Function and Mobility - Activation, strengthening and mobilization of the patient in order to enable resumption of maximal function and independence, using accessories if needed.
Functional Assessment - Carrying out a functional assessment to recommend an appropriate framework for further treatment and promote the continuum of care, including rehabilitation.
Advice and Instructions - Instructions for independent exercises and activity, to shorten the duration of recovery and promote general health.
APPOINTMENTS AND BOOKING
The department is open on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm
Appointments and bookings are on the basis of first come first serve