PHYSIOTHERAPY

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

The Department of Physiotherapy at Ganga Medical Center and Hospital strives to provide quality patient-centred care that focuses on optimizing functional ability and independence of patients according to the highest standards of care. The services involve timely, effective and efficient treatment techniques as well as education to patients by a team of well informed, dedicated and committed physiotherapists. The mission of the department is to render comprehensive physiotherapy services in the areas of preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative physiotherapy based on clinical assessment, medical information and sound professional judgment with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life of patients.

The Physiotherapy Department is organized under Four core specialities, which encompass the scope of physiotherapy practice namely:

  • Inpatient and Out-Patient Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology, Spine problems, Trauma care, Pain Management and Hand Therapy for both operative and non-operative patients.
  • Rehabilitation: spinal cord injury, Stroke care and Neurology and cerebral palsy Rehabilitation
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Plastic, Hand, Burns and micro Surgery, tendon injuries, replantation, nerve injuries, soft tissue repair and reconstruction, brachial plexus injury and spastic hand.
  • Cardio-respiratory care: Surgical Respiratory, Medical Respiratory, Invasive and Non- Invasive Ventilation in Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

All clinical areas are represented by senior physiotherapists who take responsibility for staff grade physiotherapists (who rotate through a variety of clinical areas), and students (the department is also a clinical placement centre for physiotherapy students from Various institutions). Currently, there are over 45 physiotherapists, 3 physiotherapy assistants providing physiotherapy services for patients in Ganga Hospital.

In-Patient Care:
Our physiotherapy team provides treatment for patients who have undergone a wide range of procedures in Orthopedics, Spine, Replacement and neurological surgery. Patients receive appropriate treatment and rehabilitation and, in preparation for their discharge, are given advice and a Programme of exercises. Local patients may then continue physiotherapy on an out-patients basis if needed.

Out-Patient Care:
Our department provides the necessary training to meet the total range of patient care responsibilities involved in preventing disabilities and promoting restoration of function to the physically impaired, including Musculoskeletal, Neuromuscular disorders that interfere with the physical function. Our management includes prescription of
Exercise Therapy with the aid of

  • Continuous Passive movement device
  • Electronic Cervical and Lumbar Traction Unit
  • Moist Heat Therapy and Paraffin Wax Bath
  • Manual Therapy

Electrotherapy treatment such as

  • Inferential Therapy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation Therapy
  • Ultra-sound therapy
  • Muscle Stimulation.



Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Patients

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (upto march)
44,096 44,478 47,854 49,445 54,149 54,197 9,416

TECHNOLOGY

  •   Paraffin Wax bath
  •   TENS
  •   IFT
  •   Galvanic and Faradic Currents
  •   Intermittent and Static Electrical Traction Units
  •   Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy (US)
  •   Exercises
  •   Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
  •   Tread Mill
  •   Swiss ball and mat couch

SPECIALIZATION

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

The Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Centre at Ganga Medical Centre and Hospital aims at providing support and recovery for the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments. We provide our patients with individualized and comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation programs. Our commitment to excellence begins with a focus on personalized attention. We recognize that each person has their own unique needs and desired outcomes. At the outset of care, each patient’s medical and physical history is assessed along with other lifestyle factors and a personalized treatment program is developed based on the patient’s injury, age, sport, and other lifestyle needs. We set treatment goals in order to develop the most effective customized physical therapy and rehabilitation plans possible.

We provide treatment to Back Pain(LBA), Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Elbow Pain, Hand and Wrist Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sciatica Pain, Osteoarthritis, Ligament Injury, Ankle and Foot injury, Muscular Disease, Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, other Chronic Pain Conditions. Customized treatment plans are designed to increase strength, restore range of motion and alleviate pain. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation programs are developed using the most effective treatment methods available, including:

  • Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Postural Correction
  • Balance and Proprioception Training
  • Strengthening, Flexibility and Mobility Training
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Heat Therapy with safe Wax Bath Technique
  • Home Exercise Programs and Handouts
  • Ergonomic Advice

Spine Rehabilitation Unit

A specialized Rehabilitation unit for the Spine Injury Individuals has been developed by Ganga medical centre and hospital. Ganga Spine Injury and Rehabilitation centre is the largest dedicated rehabilitation centre in the country with 33 beds, a built-in space of 15750sq ft. We have a highly specialized multidisciplinary team of Spine & Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Nurse, Psychologist, Peer Counselor, Vocational Trainer & Orthotist.

Ganga Spine Injury Rehabilitation Centre (GSIRC) is one of the most prominent and dedicated spinal injury rehabilitation centres in the country. When you or some you love is affected by a spinal cord injury, we understand how debilitating life can become physically and emotionally. At GSIRC, we aim to optimize recovery and effectively improve independence and quality of life of a Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) person, regardless of the severity of the injury. Our highly qualified and experienced team provide comprehensive and individualized rehabilitation for patients. We have rehabilitated more than 500 spinal cord injured patients until December 2017. GSIRC works in conjunction with the Spine Unit of Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore to fulfil rehabilitation requirements in the aftermath of surgical treatments of spinal cord injuries. We understand that spinal injuries can scar your life, and want to walk this difficult journey with you and show how you can live independently and positively for now on. https://www.gangaspinerehab.org/

Hand and Plastic Reconstructive Physiotherapy

Hand Therapy helps patients in their recovery after they have had Hand Surgery. Ganga Medical Centre and Hospital have a dedicated team of Physiotherapists who are trained in Hand therapy. We work with patients on a one-on-one basis, assessing a patient, creating a plan for therapy, making custom splints and braces as needed and teaching exercises and other therapeutic techniques. Treatment may also be aimed at improving grip strength or range of movement. Conditions seen by this team include a whole range of disorders that affect both the bones and the soft tissues. These include osteoarthritis, finger fractures, tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries. Many of the Hand Therapy Team’s patients are referred post-operatively by the Hand Consultants. Patients are assessed and an individual treatment programme is developed and tailored to their needs. Treatment may include such things as joint mobilisation techniques, Tendon gliding exercises, strengthening work, ultrasound, desensitisation techniques, and tailor-made splints.

Cardio-Respiratory Care

Surgical Respiratory, Medical Respiratory, Invasive and Non- Invasive Ventilation in Intensive Care Unit(ICU).

Sports Medicine Clinic

The physiotherapists at Ganga Medical Centre and Hospital extend their services to sports injuries, by providing health and fitness solutions as well as on the prevention of injury and illness. They possess the knowledge and experience for the promotion of wellness and prevention of injury, across many areas of medicine such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, physical rehabilitation, epidemiology, physical evaluation and injuries. It is the goal of a Sports Medicine Specialist to improve the health of the individual engaged in a demanding physical sport.

Home Physiotherapy

Home Physiotherapy is the continuity of health care needs of the patient or individual ensuring access to appropriate physiotherapy services thus enhancing speedy recovery.

Benefits of Home Physiotherapy

  • Receiving Physiotherapy treatment in the comfort of their own home
  • Reduces financial cost to the patient
  • Travelling time to patients is eliminated
  • Patient convenient / Flexible timings
  • Quality treatment at an affordable cost
  • Physiotherapy at home allows the rest of the family to be involved in the treatment and gain a better understanding of the condition