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Department of Physiotherapy

The role of this department is crucial and it strives to restore movement and function to people disabled by injury, disability, and disease. Physiotherapists from Continental Hospitals diagnose and treat many medical conditions related to the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and the musculoskeletal system. They usually come into play after the main treatment plan has started or in case of surgery, after the surgery takes place. They take into account the unique needs, abilities, and objectives of each patient and draw a customized plan for every patient.

 

The plan of treatment usually includes massages, a range of exercises, the use of specialized implements to make those exercises possible, the use of a specialized exercise gym in the hospital premises, and educating the patient about the condition/suffering. The team will consist of physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage specialists, acupuncture and acupressure practitioners, and other rehabilitation staff. They are a wonderful and dedicated team that helps restore a patient to normalcy, as much as possible. They can do a regular program with the patient asking him to visit them for the treatment. The best physiotherapists in Hyderabad are found in Continental Hospitals.

In this endeavor of theirs, they make use of conventional equipment like ramps, resistance exercise bands, exercise balls, and a posture mirror. But now with the advent of technology the use of equipment has widened. There is gymnasium equipment like exercycles and treadmills, electrotherapy to stimulate and strengthen muscles and improve blood flow, virtual reality – a technique that is getting more and more popular because of its effectiveness in improving the abilities of the patient, and now the use of robots called Exos to increase the ability of the exoskeleton. Technology may prove a game-changer in this field. The great backing that this hospital has in terms of infrastructure and facilities makes Continental Hospitals the best hospitals for physiotherapy in Hyderabad.

The Physiotherapy department in Continental Hospitals is flooded with a lot of people including therapists, experts at massages, acupressure and yoga besides other rehabilitation staff. They form a cohesive team and draw from the expertise of each other to bring out the best for the patient. They draft a treatment plan that will give a high chance of success. The hospital infrastructure is top of the line. So our therapists’ efforts are complemented by the use of conventional devices and machines. Among the former are exercise balls, ramps, resistance exercise bands, exercise balls, and a posture mirror. But now with the advent of technology the use of equipment has widened. There is gymnasium equipment like exercycles and treadmills, electrotherapy to stimulate and strengthen muscles and improve blood flow, virtual reality – a technique that is getting more and more popular because of its effectiveness in improving the abilities of the patient, and now the use of robots called Exos to increase the ability of the exoskeleton. Technology may prove a game-changer in this field.

Throughout this, the Continental philosophy of excellence and empathy is observed. Patients are treated with compassion and are informed about the course of action chosen. Constant communication with the patient checks the progress of the plan, which if not as envisaged is modified to bear the best results. At Continental Hospitals, outpatient and inpatient varieties of treatment being meted out depending on the condition of the patient. The ability to access the very latest developments in the field makes Continental Hospitals the best hospitals to seek physiotherapy in Hyderabad. 

The excellent infrastructure makes possible the diagnosis of a multitude of conditions. They are listed below:

Assistive technology: This consists of using assistive devices for people with disabilities or the elderly to help them perform daily routine activities.

Back and neck pain therapy and management: Generally, pain gives rise to anxiety and together they can be detrimental to health. Approaching a physiotherapist for back and neck pain can prove very beneficial. Their access to devices that get specific muscles exercised can bring relief. A physiotherapist must prescribe an exercise regime for home as well and this must be followed for best results.

Bowel and bladder rehabilitation – Motor control interventions, massages and electrotherapy are used to restore bladder and bowel functions, which may have been disrupted due to a spinal problem. It is a long-drawn treatment but more effective and more permanent than the others.

Brain rehabilitation: Neurological or brain rehabilitation comes into play in restoring the ability of the brain of a person who has undergone an injury or a surgery in the brain. It involves assessment, treatment, and management to get the best possible outcome in physical, cognitive, social and psychological function, participation in society and quality of life.

Cancer rehabilitation: For a patient who has undergone cancer treatment and involves reducing pain, and improving the well-being and functioning of the patient.

Mobility problems get affected during cancer treatment and rehabilitation involves getting up off the floor, getting off a chair, climbing steps, walking, getting dressed, taking a bath, etc.

Geriatric specialist therapy: This involves older people and especially those suffering from ailments like arthritis, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s Geriatric physical therapists help elderly patients achieve or maintain high levels of physical health as they age by focusing on ailments like disease, and joint soreness

Hand therapy: A physiotherapist who specializes in the therapy of the hand, by qualification or experience. Hand therapy can be post-operative, rehabilitative, preventative or just a conservative form of treatment.

Orthopedic therapist: Generally, more adept at rehabilitating a patient after surgery

  • Certified lymphedema specialist therapy: Lymphedema plays a crucial role as the first line of treatment is therapy. Water accumulated in the joints needs to get drained out.
  • Complex postoperative rehabilitation for orthopedic procedures (joint replacement, others.): Requires a lot of regular exercises
  •  Consultations for transfers from other hospitals: We take up cases transferred to us from other hospitals too.

The various types of situations demanding a physiotherapist are on the rise. Many are listed above but the list is not exhaustive. Any requirement needs the intervention by a multi-disciplinary task for comprising physicians, nurses, therapists, equipment in the center, diet and kindness. Our compassionate physiotherapists with honed skills fit that bill. The best department for physiotherapy in India is Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad.

Inpatient services:

The inpatient service is split into highly specialised teams like neurology, orthopaedics, cardiology etc working closely with the ward multi-disciplinary teams. All ward physiotherapists liaise with Consultants, nursing staff and doctors and other team members daily for a handover of information to ensure they are up to date with patient care. For patients who are admitted with complex needs, we ensure that the appropriate specialist physiotherapists are involved in treatment and assessment during their inpatient stay. Most teams also provide physiotherapy at weekends when it is necessary to help patients get home as quickly and safely as possible, or for acutely ill patients.

Outpatient services:

We provide physiotherapy services for patients referred for conditions within:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology
  • Women’s and men’s health
  • Hands and plastics
  • Amputees
  • Musculoskeletal (such as backs and necks)
  • Paediatrics
  • Balance

We also offer the following supportive treatments

Amputation rehabilitation: This comes into play after amputation surgery which involves the loss of a limb. IT helps in dealing with pain, phantom pain, assistance with fitting an artificial limb, muscle strengthening exercises, use of any devices besides emotional support and diet regulation.

Arthritis rehabilitation: This includes training on how to manage painful, swollen and replaced joints, any devices used, exercises to increase joint strength and the range of motion.

 Assistive technology therapy: It is any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability such as wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, crutches1, prosthetic devices, and orthotic devices.

Back pain management:  Also known as pain medicine, draws on many disciplines in science and the healing arts to systematically study pain, its prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as the rehabilitation of painful disorders. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), might relieve acute back pain. Take these medications only as directed by your doctor.

Back pain therapy: A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components:

Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient’s pain to a more manageable level

Active exercises

Brain rehabilitation: helps people relearn functions lost as a result of a brain injury. These might include daily activities such as eating, dressing, walking or speech. 

Breast cancer supportive therapy and survivorship:

The goal is to help you feel better during and after cancer treatment. If symptoms such as pain and distress are under control, you may be more likely to be able to complete your treatments. Symptom control, such as management of pain and menopausal symptoms

Cancer rehabilitation includes a wide range of therapies designed to help you build strength and endurance, regain independence, reduce stress and maintain the energy to participate in daily activities that are important to you. It often helps patients regain strength, physical functioning, quality of life, and independence in activities of daily living (ADL) that they may have lost due to cancer or its treatment.

Diaphragm pacing for spinal cord injury: If you’ve had a spinal cord injury and you use a mechanical ventilator, you may benefit from diaphragm pacing. Diaphragm pacing can help improve your breathing and potentially stop your dependence on a mechanical ventilator. This causes your diaphragm to contract so that air is pulled into your lungs.

Elbow replacement surgery: During elbow replacement, a surgeon replaces your elbow with an artificial joint made from two implants that attach to the bones in your arm. A metal and plastic hinge joins the implants together. The procedure is similar to hip and knee replacements. You want a surgeon who has a lot of experience.

Functional electrical stimulation for spinal cord injury:  People who have had a spinalcord injury may benefit from functional electrical stimulation. This therapy uses computer technology to send low-level electrical impulses to specific muscles in your legs, arms, hands or other areas. The muscle activity may also help reduce muscle spasms.

Geriatric physical therapy covers a broad area of concern regarding people as they continue the process of aging, although it commonly focuses on older adults. They devise treatment plans involving exercise, manipulation, and other modalities to reduce pain, increase a patient’s ability to function or heal an injury.

 Golf injury rehabilitation Golf is a high-skill, intermittent-intensity game that uniquely challenges your body. Repetitive motion injuries, back and neck pain, muscle strains, joint sprains, and other golf injuries are common among golfers. Our sports performance coaches offer relief, recovery, injury prevention, and performance improvements.

Hand therapy: A hand therapist is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who, through advanced study and experience, specializes in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity. A qualified hand therapist can evaluate and treat any problem related to the upper extremity. Hand therapy helps patients with a variety of disorders and injuries of the hand, arm, wrist, and fingers to return to work and a more active lifestyle.

Hip replacement: It is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hipjoint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.

Knee replacement: In a knee replacement procedure, your surgeon removes the damaged joint surface and replaces it with a metal and plastic implant. A total knee replacement is major surgery, and deciding to have the surgery done is a big decision and you will need medical services available at Continental.

Locomotor training for spinal cord injury is a type of therapy to help improve and recover your walking movement through challenged practice and lower extremity weight-bearing. It is an activity-based therapy.

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is a surgical procedure to remove diseased, emphysematous lung tissue. This procedure reduces the size of an over-inflated lung and allows the expansion (growth) of the remaining, often more functional lung

Manual therapy is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it mostly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization, and joint manipulation. It involves restoring mobility to stiff joints and reducing muscle tension to return the patient to more natural movement without pain. Soft tissue works, including massage, which applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body such as the muscles.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). For its management. several therapies for it exist, although there is no known cure. Rehabilitation is a process that helps a person achieve and maintain maximal physical, psychological, social and vocational potential, and quality of life consistent with physiologic impairment, environment, and life goals. Achievement and maintenance of optimal function are essential in a progressive disease such as MS.

Neck pain management: Physical therapy provides a structured, supervised program that guides patients to return to full activity. It can benefit patients who perform better in such an environment and/or who have a significant range of motion deficits on presentation. The general exercise regimen may include stretching, strengthening and endurance and coordination.

Neurogenic bladder and bowel management include loss of bowel control (bowel incontinence), constipation, bowel frequency and lack of bowel movements.

Orthopedic manual & physical therapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy/physicaltherapy for the management of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, based on clinical reasoning, using highly specific treatment approaches including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. Therapists can use their hands to isolate the specific tissue or joint that is causing the patient’s symptoms. The hands provide information that no other assessment tool can replicate.

Osteoporosis rehabilitation:   Your physician may refer you to physical therapy because of your osteoporosis diagnosis. The role of the physical therapist is to help you learn ways to protect yourself from fracture, manage musculoskeletal pain problems if present, help you restore mobility and confidence in mobility and function, and instruct you in an exercise program specific to your needs.

Palliative care: Palliative care deals with bringing relief to patients with severe pain on account of illness, no matter what the stage of illness is. This is generally required in cases of Cancer, blood and bone marrow disorders, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, dementia, liver disease, kidney failure, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

Pediatric cervical spine surgery: A solution to children who have injuries or abnormalities since birth in the neck region of the spine. It is very rare and generally found in children with Down syndrome, Klippel-Feil syndrome or bone disorders.

Pediatric rehabilitation: This is done after an accident or injury and aims to maximize the restoration of the child’s functioning. This is generally a prolonged service and involves the participation of family members and caregivers.

Physical therapy for lymphedema: Lymphedema is a condition of the lymph nodes that affects the extremities causing them to swell. Physiotherapy is the immediate action in this case involving manual lymphatic draining, massage, and exercise.

Platelet-rich plasma injections: In plasma rich therapy, the patient’s plasma (a protein-rich component of the blood) is injected into the bloodstream to speed up recovery of the injured tendon, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Blood is drawn from a patient and run through a centrifuge machine to get a concentration of the plasma, which is then injected near the injured part to speed up healing.

Pulmonary rehabilitation: A method to improve lung function by exercising them to give relief and improved living to patients suffering from lung diseases like COPD or pulmonary fibrosis. Dominantly executed by therapists it involves doctors, nurses, caregivers, and family members.

Regenerative medicine therapy: It is the process of replacing or regenerating human cells to restore body functions, either by replacing body tissue by cultivating it outside the body or by stimulating the body’s healing mechanism.

Running evaluation: This involves analyzing the running mechanism of a patient suffering from any relevant disease. Making corrections to the wrong ones can improve the longevity and performance of the joints.

Sexuality and fertility management after spinal cord injury: Spinal cord injury may impair sexual health. However, it must be borne in mind that it can be restored and one needs to approach a specialist.

Spasticity management for spinal cord injury: Spasticity is generally found in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, and spinal cord injury (SCI) and involves prolonged contraction of muscles. It develops later on and needs to be attended over a length of time.

Spasticity therapy: When spasticity impairs the normal function of an organ, it must be treated with either medicine or with exercises and devices like braces, splints, casts and the like.

Spinal cord injury rehabilitation: Occurs after accident or injury and requires exercises and medication to restore normal function of the part affected by the spine.

Spinal fusion: A surgical procedure during which two or more vertebrae are fused to resolve a problem. It can be a solution to many ailments of the spinal cord. 

Sports rehabilitation: Involves a multi-disciplinary team that diagnoses and. Treats a condition inflicted on a sportsperson and restore hum to the game.

Stroke rehabilitation: Enables the patient to relearn and old skill that had vanished on account of an accident.

Swallowing therapy: Swallowing is an important part and first stage of digestion involving the top portion of the alimentary canal. Any incident can cause malfunction of the complex mechanism and it needs to be straightened. There is a battery of swallowing tests o enable that after which treatment commences.

Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections: Very often it is advisable to use ultrasound or any other imaging technique to guide the physician with injecting the medicine in the exact location.

Upper extremity functional restoration for spinal cord injury: shoulders, arms, forearms, wrists, and hands are upper extremities and they need to be restored if their functioning gets impaired due to an accident or injury.

Vestibular rehabilitation: An exercise-based regime, developed by a specialty-trained vestibular physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness.

Work rehabilitation: A multi-disciplinary rehabilitation in terms of the variety of interventions, its sole objective is to restore the patient to his original work, which may have been impaired because of disease or injury. 

Wound care: Multi-pronged approach to achieve the fastest healing of a wound.

Wrist fracture treatment: Treatment of any bone in the wrist is available by varied means like immobilization, medication, therapy, and surgery.

Several treatments are handled by the Physiotherapy department. This makes Continental Hospitals in Hyderabad one of the best hospitals for physiotherapy.

Therapy is a long-drawn course of treatment and demands a lot of patience and dedication on the part of the therapist. The physiotherapists in Continental Hospitals are the best in Hyderabad. They abide by the philosophy of excellence and empathy. They have the best interest of the patient top of mind and strive to achieve the best results. Their experience helps in making the handling of devices and equipment a breeze. Inter-disciplinary consultations are also much faster. Access to infrastructure and consultants gives a holistic approach to the treatment. With modern facilities, infrastructure and technology, access to the best equipment in physiotherapy are ensured. Regular training helps them to stay abreast of the latest developments in their fields. Moreover, many disciplines are dealt with under one roof making the process smooth for the patient. A lot of empathy towards the patient and communication with the family members helps monitor the progress of the treatment plan. Therefore, Continental Hospitals is one of the best hospitals for physiotherapy in Hyderabad.

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