Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare that aims to relieve pain and stiffness and improve a person’s range of movement and quality of life. Physical therapy is offered by physiotherapists who are trained professionals who evaluate and treat abnormal physical function related to an injury, disability, or other health condition.
Physical therapy includes taking care of patients in all phases of healing, from initial diagnosis to restorative and preventive stages of recovery. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore has a team of top physiotherapists who evaluate the condition and develop a customized therapy plan for each patient. Benefits of physical therapy include pain management, improved mobility, muscle strengthening, recovery from trauma and better balance.
Occupational therapy is a health profession aimed at promoting health and well-being of a patient through occupation, which in this context means daily activities. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to help solve problems that interfere with a person’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. These could be things like dressing up, eating, going to work, gardening or any social activities.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore has the best occupational therapists who offer support to help people adapt to their environment so that they can be more productive in whatever activity they do. They work with the patient and the family to design a custom plan that helps identify the patient’s goals and achieve them successfully.
Electrotherapy uses electricity as a form of medical treatment. It can be used to reduce pain, improve circulation, strengthen muscles and repair tissues. It is also used for deep brain stimulation for neurological diseases.
The most common form of electrotherapy is Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. In this form, electrotherapy units use a battery-powered device that is connected by wires to adhesive electrode pads which are placed on the skin. A mild electric current is sent through the electrodes on to the skin which alters the perception of pain.
Other forms of electrotherapy include electrical muscle stimulation, interferential therapy, functional electrical stimulation, pulsed shortwave diathermy, laser therapy and therapeutic ultrasound therapy.
Speech and language pathology deals with diagnosis and management of communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Some of these disorders could be present since birth while some may develop after trauma to the brain or post brain surgery. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore has some of the best speech and language pathologists or speech therapists who work with people of all ages to treat the following disorders:
Exercise Physiology is a study of the body’s response to physical activity and exercise. This involves studying changes in muscular, cardiovascular and nervous system that can lead to changes in functional capacity and strength.
There are two types of exercise physiology – sports and clinical. Sport exercise physiologists use knowledge of the body’s response to develop training programs for athletes for better performance. Clinical exercise physiologists use it for therapy, treatment and prevention of chronic diseases like osteoporosis and diabetes.
Psychology is the study of the mind and how it affects human behaviour. A clinical psychologist treats people through psychotherapy and counselling that helps them in behavioural change. Anybody with a mental health issue can visit Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore and consult top psychologists who will evaluate the concerns and recommend behavioural adaptations. If required, the patient is referred to a psychiatrist who provides medical treatment for the condition.
Rehabilitation nursing is about helping people with disabilities and chronic illness to attain maximum possible functionality and improve their quality of life. Top Rehabilitation nurses at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore assist patients in their journey of returning to a normal life by creating a goal-oriented treatment plan. They are part of a team of counsellors, coordinators and social workers who together work with the patient and the family to treat the patient in a holistic manner.
Orthotics is a specialty that deals with the design and application of an orthosis or brace, which is a device used to support weak limbs or joints. They provide support to the foot and ankle and are usually required to treat various conditions of the lower limbs. They are used for patients with nerve injuries, fractures, soft tissue injury and muscle weakness/paralysis.
Prosthesis is an artificial substitute for a missing part of the body and the medical specialty that deals with prosthesis is called prosthetics. The most common reason why prostheses are required is in case of amputation of any part of the limb or the entire limb.