Patients with paralysis, stroke, trauma, cancer, heart disease, surgery etc. Can be left with some form of disability, which can be in the form of physical, psychological, or social disability. A structured multi-disciplinary approach can help such patients get back to normal. This centre offers support to such patients by maximizing the ability of the person to function optimally within the limitations placed upon them by a disease process.
Rehabilitation of sensory and cognitive function typically involves methods for retraining neural pathways or training new neural pathways to regain or improve neurocognitive functioning that has been diminished by disease or traumatic injury.
Physical therapy for Orthopaedic disorders
- Pre-and post-surgical care
- Acute and chronic pain management
- Massage therapy
Physical Therapy for Neurological Disorders
- Brain tumour
- Spinal cord injury
- Neurosurgical conditions
- Neuromuscular disease
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation is a treatment option used by a neuropsychologist to help patients who have sustained cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems as a result of the brain injury. Many patients referred for neuropsychological rehabilitation are likely to have suffered brain injury due to one of the following:
- Traumatic brain injury following a road traffic accident, fall, industrial or sporting accident or assault.
- Cerebrovascular accident (stroke).
- Viral infection of the brain, particularly encephalitis.
- Hypoxic brain damage following, for example, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, status epilepticus, carbon monoxide poisoning or anaesthetic accident.
- Neurosurgery for head trauma, AVMs, brain tumour removal, clipping or coiling of aneurysm.
- Degenerative disease such as dementias (dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia so on), Parkinson’s Disease or dementia associated with AIDS.
People with cognitive problems may have impaired judgement and be slow to learn new things, they may be unable to remember what they were doing a few minutes ago and be very slow to process information. Furthermore, many are unaware of the extent of their problems. As a consequence, they may remain permanently dependent on family members. Cognitive problems faced as a result of brain injury are long lasting in nature or permanent.
The aim of neuropsychological or cognitive rehabilitation is to “enable brain injured people and their families to live with, manage, by-pass, reduce, or come to terms with cognitive deficits resulting from an insult to the brain”.
- Provides education and training helping patients regain independence in their daily activities.
- Assess and treat patients with developmental impairments.
- Habilitation and rehabilitation of communication
- Speech training
- Enhancement of communication
- Nutrition therapy
- Improvement and maintenance of patient’s strength and energy
- Nutrition advice for faster recovery
- Boost morale and motivate patients
- Aid patients to improve their quality of life
- Help patients cope with psychological impact of disease
- Counselling and testing done by psychologists to identify depression and other mental illnesses.
Pain and Palliative Care
- Pain management
- End of life care
- Prolong life of patients through Counselling
- Personalized treatment program to meet unique body needs.
- Herbs and oil massages for rejuvenation of body.
It involves the maintenance and rehabilitation of the individual’s physical activity in order to bring back the lost activity to near normal perfection.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.
This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Physical therapy involves the interaction between physical therapist (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Physical therapy is performed by either a physical therapist (PT) or an assistant (PTA) acting under their direction.
Rehabilitation for Stroke Patients:
- Stroke affects people in different ways. Rehabilitation program will be planned as per requirements. The aim of rehabilitation is to make you as much
- independent as possible in carrying out your day to day activities. After stroke, you must have lost some of your abilities like walking, talking, eating etc. You will be trained to get back those abilities to near normal.
- Sometimes we might have to find alternative ways to carry out those activities. At times, we have to find ways or adapting by stoke.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This service involves the management of disorders that alter the function and performance of the patient. Emphasis is placed on the optimization of function through the combined use of medications, physical modalities, and experimental training approaches. The centre offers rehabilitation in neurological disorders, orthopaedic disorders, cancer, and cardiac diseases.
- Neurological disorders- nerve damage, stroke, paraplegia, quadriplegia
- Orthopaedic disorders- facture, post replacement
- Cancer- maintenance, pain management, psychological counselling
- Cardiac diseases- educational programs, rehabilitation
Packages are offered in Neurological, Cardiac, Orthopaedic disorders, and cancer. The packages differ from one another but all include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and psychological counselling.
To best aid patients and begin the healing process the centre’s facilities are well equipped and state of the art. Technology used in the rehabilitation centre is short wave diathermy, interferential therapy, ultrasound therapy, and laser therapy. Excellent therapists and doctors are available to treat patients and teach them to regain their strength and motor skills.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Services Provided at the Hospital Include :
- Neuropsychological Assessment of thinking, memory, judgement, emotions, behaviour and personality using specially designed tests.
- Psychoeducation: This involves helping patients and their family understand the effect of cognitive changes on the day to day functioning of the patient such as at work, or on cooking, shopping, managing children or household and so on.
- Cognitive Rehabilitation: This involves helping patients develop coping strategies for dealing with cognitive problems. The goal is to help patients carry out their daily activities independently despite having impairments. For example, a person with a memory problem can learn to shop independently or remember to turn the gas off, when trained to use strategies such as a diary, alarm bell and so on.
- Neuropsychological Interventions for managing anger, depression, anxiety or pain.
- Psychotherapy and Counselling for helping patients and their families come to terms with a brain injury and understanding its effect.
Who is a Neuropsychologist?
A. Neuropsychologist is a clinical psychologist specially qualified and trained in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with a brain injury. They use information from the neuropsychological assessment to help guide treatment and prepare a rehabilitation plan to address the difficulties faced by the patients and their families.
Patients sometimes encounter difficulties performing normal, everyday tasks due to fatigue or limitations in physical function. Occupational therapy provides education and functional training helps patients regain independence in their daily activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and eating.
Occupational Therapists work with a variety of individuals who have difficulty accessing or performing meaningful occupations. Occupational therapy assists people who have difficulty in achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle and to enable an inclusive society so that all people can participate to their potential in daily occupations of life. Occupational Therapists work with a variety of individuals who have difficulty accessing or performing meaningful occupations.
Basic Services Occupational Therapist Offers to Patients:
- Personalized intervention programs developed to improve patient’s ability to perform daily activities.
- Teach patients to adapt to jobs and everyday life.
- Assess performance skills and treat disabilities.
- Use special equipment and exercises to bring back patient’s strength.
- Give advice and guidance to family members and caregivers.
Speech Therapy includes prevention, diagnosis, habilitation and rehabilitation of communication, swallowing, or other upper digestive disorders; elective modification of communication behaviours and enhancement of communication.
Speech-language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person’s speech, language, cognition, voice, swallowing and the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with communication and/or swallowing.
Speech-language pathologists or Speech and Language Therapists address people’s speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs through speech. They also identify, define, and diagnose disorders of human communication and swallowing and assist in localization and diagnosis of diseases and conditions.
Communication includes speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity), language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), both receptive and expressive language (including reading and writing), and non-verbal communication such as facial expression and gesture. Swallowing problems managed under speech therapy are problems in the oral, laryngeal, and/or pharyngeal stages of swallowing.
Depending of the nature and severity of the disorder, common treatments may range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids and introduction of strategies to facilitate functional communication. Speech therapy may also include sign language and the use of picture symbols.
The aim is to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients according to the disease process. Patients are advised to deal with eating habits and nutrition problems caused by disease and the treatment. This helps patients improve and maintain their strength and energy stay at a healthy weight, and recover faster from their treatments.
To learn what foods are best for their conditions, patients meet with a nutritionist. A nutritionist is a health specialist who devotes professional activity to food and nutritional science, preventive nutrition, diseases related to nutrient deficiencies, and the use of nutrient manipulation to enhance the clinical response to human diseases. They may also advise people on dietary matters relating to health, well-being and optimal nutrition.
Psycho-social counselling is the process of restoration of community functioning and wellbeing of an individual who has a psychiatric disability (been diagnosed with a mental disorder). Rehabilitation work undertaken by psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals (psychologists and social workers, for example) seeks to effect changes in a person’s environment and in a person’s ability to deal with their environment, so as to facilitate improvement in symptoms or personal distress.
Psycho-social counseling aims to boost the morale and motivate patients. The counseling provides assistance, information, support, and counseling to help patients with their families, their emotional wellness, and quality of life. Social workers are available to aid in the recovery of patients.
Psycho-social counselling aims to boost the morale and motivate patients. The counselling provides assistance, information, support, and counselling to help patients with their families, their emotional wellness, and quality of life. Social workers are available to aid in the recovery of patients.
Clinical psychology includes the scientific study and application of psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development.
Clinical psychology may be confused with psychiatry, which generally has similar goals (e.g. the alleviation of mental distress), but is unique in that psychiatrists are physicians with medical degrees. As such, they tend to focus on medication-based solutions, although some also provide psychotherapeutic services as well.
In practice, clinical psychologists often work in multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and social workers
To help patients cope with the psychological impact of the disease, a clinical psychologist is available to assist patients amidst the fears, doubts, and confusion of dealing with their disease.
Pain and Palliative Care
It aims at enabling people to live with their disease as free of symptoms and psychological problems as possible. The service offers support to patients with diseases such as cancer, chronic progressive pulmonary disorders, renal diseases, chronic heart failure, AIDS, or progressive neurological conditions.
To establish an understanding of an individual’s pain, health-care practitioners will typically try to establish certain characteristics of the pain: site, onset and offset, character, radiation, associated symptoms, time pattern, exacerbating and ameliorating factors and severity.
By using the gestalt of these characteristics, the source or cause of the pain can often be established. A complete diagnosis of pain will require also a look at the patient’s general condition, symptoms, and history of illness or surgery. The physician may order blood tests, X-rays, scans, EMG, etc. The rehabilitation centre may also investigate the person’s psychosocial history and situation.
Palliative care is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than halting or delaying progression of the disease itself or providing a cure. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing serious, complex illness.
While palliative care may seem to offer an incredibly broad range of services the goals of palliative treatment are extremely concrete: relief from suffering, treatment of pain and other distressing symptoms, psychological and spiritual care, a support system to help the individual live as actively as possible, and a support system to sustain and rehabilitate the individual’s family.
The in-patient facility assists in the rehabilitation of disabled persons through and integrated program of medical and other services.
The Rehabilitation Centre includes:
- Occupational therapy room
- Cervical and lumbar traction
- Treadmill, stationary exercise bicycle
- Weight training
Apollo Health city – Rehabilitation, Rejuvenation and Holistic Health Block
Consultant/ Staff Profiles
|Name of the Consultant|
|Dr. Nagaraja Rao
|Mr. A. Chenna Keshavulu
|Mr. Mihir Prasad Swain
Medical Social Worker
|Dr. Venkat Raghava
Rehabilitation and Rejuvenation
Apollo Health City
Hyderabad- 5500 033
Toll No – 1860 500 1066