Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation department has a number of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists who provide a wide range of specialist services. Each therapist is responsible for the care of patients in the designated ward as well as in the department's outpatient section.
The Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department is located in block 4, level 2. It caters services for both in and out patients, as the following:
• In-patients (Therapists cover the hospital wards: Critical Care Unit (ICU), Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Medical, Paediatrics, Obstetric & Gynaecology, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT), VIP, Day Care Unit, Psychiatry, Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Neo-natal Unit, Surgical and Cardiac on daily basis).
• Out–patients (Therapists cover the following areas: General, Sports, Occupational Therapy, Gynaecology, Speech Therapy, Paediatrics and Neurology Rehabilitation).
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists are qualified professionals who conduct a comprehensive assessment of patients and set the appropriate plan of treatment.
The department offers daily service duty from 7:30 to 14:30 Saturday through Wednesday and an on-call duty from 7:30 to 22:00 through the week.
Scope of Service:
The department has a wide range of facilities available for:
Speech & Language Therapy
Manual Handling Techniques
General Occupational Therapy
Cardio- Respiratory Therapy
Education and Teaching
The facilities are mainly focused on in-patients and outpatients.
Education and Publication:
As the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH) is a teaching institution, the department pays a lot of attention on these aspects. Therapists have teaching and education responsibilities in the hospital, which includes teaching 5th year Medical Students, Medical Orderlies, Nursing staff and Physiotherapy Students from the Institute of Health Sciences. Staff are also involved in giving in-service lectures as a continuing education on a weekly basis in the department.
The department publishes the “Scientific Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Newsletter” twice a year, which was started in 2003. It runs various specialized courses per year and holds international conferences. We also hold a yearly exhibition "Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Day" in the hospital that aims at awareness and education of the professional staff and the public about our services in the hospital and the community.