Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
  • About
  • Vision & Mission
  • Services

About Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department

The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department covers three different disciplines: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy. Physiotherapy is defined as a rehabilitative process that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion and overall well-being through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. Occupational Therapy is based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction), especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning. Speech and Language Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in communication and swallowing difficulties. They work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Vision

We aim to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services by specialized Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. In addition to continuing professional development through research and education. Furthermore, to build on this research and education in order to reach the establishment of a rehabilitation center.

Mission

The Department of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation strives to improve the quality of health care by:

  • Providing holistic and evidence based Physiotherapy on a daily basis to patients in the University, Hospital and the Community as a whole.
  • Utilizing available resources and manpower, to improve the patient’s condition or quality of life.
  • Encouraging on-going continuing education through research, education and upgrading skills.
  • Emphasizing more of manual and exercise therapy than electrotherapy minimizing the risk of all related electrical hazards.
  • Maintaining team work between Physiotherapists and other health care providers in improving the high quality of services to patients.

Services

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation services cover in-patient, outpatient, Emergency and Day Care patients. The services are available seven days a week in all the hospital wards. Treatment modalities include electrotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture, cupping, reflexology, neuro-rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, respiratory, paediatric rehabilitation, women’s health, sports injury and public health education. Occupational Therapy services include home modifications, adaptive devices, splinting, and help to improve oral motility, cognitive skills and to overcome learning disabilities. In paediatrics, problems such as posture (proper seating), mobility (wheelchair and mobility devices), activities of daily living (adaptive devices), deformities (splinting), hyperactivity and sensory concentration and coordination integration dysfunction and dysphagia (feeding and eating troubles) are tackled to bring the child's development to as normal a level as possible. Speech and Language Therapy services provide assessments, management and treatment for a wide range of causes related to hearing impairment; cognitive, or other developmental delays; birth defects such as cleft lip and/or palate; motor planning problems; dysphagia; traumatic brain injury; neurological problems affecting communication, or voice disorders.