Manipal hospital’s department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is aimed at enhancing and restoring the quality of life and functional ability of patients suffering from physical disabilities or impairments that affect the spinal cord, nerves, brain, bones, ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles. The goal of physiatry is to maximize the patients’ independence so that they may lead better lives.
The physiatrists at Manipal are experts who are trained to design comprehensive and patient-centric treatment plans. We use cutting-edge technology with the latest advancements to assure time-tested treatments that provide maximum function while improving the lives of our patients. We treat all age groups from infants to elderly patients who require special care.
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The mirror box therapy used to treat amputees with phantom limb pain in their amputated extremities, was discovered by Vilanayur S. Ramachandran, a prominent Indian neuroscientist. He discovered the therapy in the 1990s and since then it has been widely used to provide pain relief for a number of physical
Manipal Hospital hosts equipment and facilities that are appropriate for rehabilitation treatment of patients. We have designed a system in a safe environment that allows for easy learning, especially for retraining lost skills. ●Our rehabilitation medicine services conform to all relevant universal construction and design standards required by the country. Our infrastructure allows wheelchair access to all hospital areas including dining rooms, therapy areas, wards and toilets. ●Hand holds and rails are present in all corridors, stairs, bathrooms and ramps to ensure people with disabilities can move around freely and safely. ●Private spaces are allocated for patient use and for their families or other visitors when they aren’t undergoing therapy. A meeting room is also available which is used for case conferences or family meetings. ●A physiotherapy treatment area with ample space is always available for general exercises, gymnastics, gait training and recreational activities. ●We also have an occupational therapy area that includes space for all group activities. We provide facilities for laundry and kitchen training as well. ●A heated hydrotherapy pool is available on-site for people with disabilities. Apart from all this, accessible calling systems for nurses and other environmental control systems are set in place for therapy or bed spaces and especially for common areas. Based on the needs of every individual patient, special equipment with assistive technology is readily available or immediately arranged. We provide complete support information for insurance and support schemes for disabled patients to ensure they can make informed choices with regards to services or equipment required to meet their personalized needs.
A specialist will first gather general information about the patient's health, review their medical history, and conduct a physical examination. Based on the findings, further treatment or diagnostic procedures are recommended.
After treatment of certain medical conditions, rehabilitation may be required to improve the physical or cognitive functions of patients. In some cases, rehabilitative treatment might be essential for children born with certain conditions.
Sports injuries, medical conditions, work-related injuries or accidents, in general, can cause physical and cognitive impairments.
A doctor will first diagnose the condition thoroughly before assessing whether a patient needs to be part of an inpatient rehabilitation program. This will include daily rehabilitation nursing along with physician care.
Annual health checkups and discussions with your doctor about risk factors and preventive methods should never be overlooked. It is important to get yearly checkups to maintain good health in the future.
Manipal Hospital is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care and building long-term
partnerships with its patients. Our Rehabilitation Medicine department and its patients are a testament to
Contact us to book an appointment with our expert physiatrists today.