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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Meitra Hospital helps restore movement and function to people disabled by disease or injury. Our PM&R physicians or physiatrists, diagnose and manage a variety of diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and musculoskeletal system. The department works closely with multiple specialties to to help patients affected by injury, illness or disability restore their health and improve functionality through medication, pain management, therapeutic exercise, orthotics, manual therapy and education.

Based on their needs, patients benefit from innovative rehabilitative strategies provided by an integrated faculty with access to sophisticated equipment and diagnostic resources, making the center one of the best Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation units in the city. 

Our highly skilled team at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Meitra Hospital consists of highly skilled physiatrists leading a team of physiotherapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists, who work in coordination with other experts from other departments to develop specific treatment and rehabilitative goals at the outset. With our personalized treatment plans, we aim at restoring health and functionality at ease, assuring a quick recovery and improved quality of life.

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Continuous Passive Motion Device

Continuous Passive Motion Device

Electromyography (EMG)

Electromyography (EMG)

Robotic Gait Trainer

Robotic Gait Trainer

Virtual Reality System for Upper and Lower Limbs

Virtual Reality System for Upper and Lower Limbs

Frequently Asked Questions

How do physiatrists differ from physical therapists?

Physiatrists are medical doctors who have gone through medical school and have completed training in the specialty field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists diagnose illnesses, design treatment protocols and can prescribe medications. Physiatrists design exercise programs tailored to the patients needs and prescribe treatment regimens that are utilized by therapists. A physical therapist institutes exercise programs from the treatment protocol prescribed by the physiatrist, and aims at ameliorating symptoms and improving functions.

What are the conditions that require rehabilitation?

There are many reasons why a person may need care related to rehabilitation medicine.

For example:

Injuries and trauma, such as:

  • Burns
  • Limb loss or amputation
  • Fractures, including multiple fractures to the long bones in the limbs and fractures of the hip, spine, or skullTraumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion (mild TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Loss of sight or hearing

Diseases and conditions that can cause loss of mobility function, such as:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spina bifida
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis or curvature of the spine
  • Damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage
  • Knee arthroplasty/replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease and related degenerative disorders

Surgery or prolonged treatment for other diseases or illnesses that can cause loss of function, such as:

  • Chronic pain/neuropathy
  • Severe infection
  • Diabetes
  • Cancers (including chemo- and radiation therapies)
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Cardiac arrest
What are Ultrasound guided interventional procedures?

Ultrasound has become an indispensable tool for image guidance of interventional procedures within the Musculoskeletal system. Such procedures conducted by a physiatrist are:

Pegenerative injections(PRP) for Knee osteoarthritis, Pain management in shoulder pain, back pain, Botulinum toxin injection for tightness, and so forth.

Who is a physiatrist?

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

PM&R physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and/or Sports Medicine.