Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Practiced by Physiotherapists, the initial focus is identifying and then resolving pain. Next is the restoring of strength, movement and function as much as possible. The goal is to enable patients to manage their own physical well-being independently. For an independent lifestyle and wellness.
Don’t delay! Research has proven that the earlier the treatment, the shorter the recovery period.
The Department is an essential support unit providing services to the various disciplines in the hospital via a referral system, catering for both Inpatient and outpatient management.
Scope of Rehabilitation Services :
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Surgical & Medical Cases
Rehab aide item (support and brace)
Electrotherapy is a therapy that covers a wide range of tools to promote tissue healing, reduce pain and to improve function. The modalities are:
Interferential Current Therapy utilises a mid-frequency current for treating muscular spasms and strains. The electrodes are often placed on the area of pain or at a pressure point, creating a circuit of electrical impulses that travels along nerve fibres.
Ultrasound uses high-energy sound waves to help ease painful joints and muscles sprain, bursitis, and tendonitis.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a battery-powered machine about the size of a pocket radio that employs low-voltage electrical current for pain relief.
Infrared heating makes use of electromagnetic radiation to relieve muscle spasms and pain.
Electrical Stimulation triggers muscle contraction. Useful to train pelvic floor muscle, nerve injury and hypotonic muscle.
Therapeutic exercise emphasises on active participation of the patient rather than relying only on the electrical and mechanical equipment. Which includes individual exercise, postural training and advice.
Ideal for Musculoskeletal, Stroke, Spinal, Sports Injury and Geriatric Rehabilitation as well as Special Children, Arthritis and post-surgical condition.
Manual therapy is conducted by handand at times a combination of electrical mechanisms and treatments are used, such as: Ultrasonic, infrared rays, paraffin wax bath, interferential currents and more.
Chest physiotherapy is also provided for treatment of lung disease. Using simple breathing exercises or equipment to make breathing easier and to help patients to clear their chests.
Home Educational and Advice to best manage your condition as well as future prevention. The education is not only for patients but it is also for caregivers.
Please arrive five minutes before scheduled
Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult
During your first appointment you will be asked questions about your problem, medical history and current medication. You will also be examined and may be asked to undress. If you have a leg or a back problem, please bring a pair of loose pants to wear during the examination. Do inform your physiotherapist if you are being treated elsewhere by an Osteopath, Chiropractor, Acupuncturist or another physiotherapist
The first appointment will last approximately for one hour
Subsequent appointments will last between 30 – 60 min. Please bring your appointment slip/booklet for appointments and registration.
If you are late for an appointment, you will be registered for the next available slot. Otherwise a new appointment date will be set
If treatment is defaulted for more than 3 months a new referral is required to continue treatment
All cases must be accompanied by a referral letter from AVISENA or other hospital or health clinic.
All referrals are to follow department policy 7.1. Only completed request forms with Patient’s details, full description of required treatment, dated, signed and stamped with prescribing doctor’s name will be accepted.