Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury,
illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through
movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
What physiotherapists do
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health
and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s
involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation
in their treatment.You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy
helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma,
and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
A specialized health care field treating chronic disabilities through physical means to help patients
return to a comfortable, productive life. Its objectives are pain relief, functional improvement or
maintenance, training in essential activities, and functional testing of areas such as strength,
mobility, and coordination.
Pre and post operative therapies
Physical therapy assists patients before and after a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries, such as
total hip and total knee replacements, lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, fracture repair, and
numerous arthroscopic procedures for all joints.
The physiotherapists in Rehabilitation Department offer women’s services in the areas of obstetrics,
gynecology/geriatric and breast care.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care:
Our physiotherapists provide education for antenatal and postnatal care which include back care,
pelvic floor exercise, relaxation techniques with advice on appropriate exercises and posture.
Physiotherapy services in obstetric also covers pre/post surgery e.g. Caesarean and other obstetric
Treatments for pregnancy associated problems like musculoskeletal complaints, incontinence are available both inpatient and outpatient. In post delivery,physiotherapists can help with common problems like perineal pain and swelling through ice therapy/ultrasound treatment and pelvic floor education. Patients with musculoskeletal problems are assessed and provided postnatal education, which includes postural advice and exercises. Patients who are advised prolonged bed rest, post caesarean or have circulatory problems, physiotherapists will counsel them on bed mobility and exercises, and prescribe anti-embolism stockings to assist in blood circulation and prevent blood clotting i.e. deep vein thrombosis.