Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services
Physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the correction of impairments and disabilities. Physiotherapy focuses on promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential .This is achieved through examination, evaluation diagnosis and physical intervention.
The Department of Physiotherapy at Liaquat National Hospital provides excellence in clinical care and education in the field of rehabilitation. Aiming for an optimal quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities, the department also provides its services at the LNH Medical Centres at Nazimabad and Shah Faisal Colony. The Physiotherapy department is equipped with latest adaptive equipment and electrical modalities and has a well equipped gymnasium.
Our expertise and dedication combined with our patients’ trust and cooperation forms the basis of success.
Services and Treatment
The department provides extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical services.
Our physiotherapists working in the pain management services specialize in helping people manage their pain better. Unfortunately, with long-term conditions it is not always possible to get rid of the pain completely, so our main aim is to improve quality of life and help people function despite the pain.
This includes care for patients with neurological (nerve/nervous system) injuries or illnesses. Individuals who may benefit include those who have suffered a stroke, experienced a head injury or need speech therapy. A team of specially trained therapists work diligently to provide exceptional and individualized care.
We specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of various spinal conditions and are also supported with the rehabilitation equipment, necessary to ensure the best chance of restoring full function.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an evidence-based multidisciplinary and comprehensive intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities.
This multidisciplinary outpatient programme interacts with the other members of the rehabilitation team and aims to increase peripheral muscle strength and endurance, improve functional exercise capacity, reduce breathlessness and improve health related quality of life.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialized area of Physiotherapy treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints and soft tissues. Injuries which can be treated include:
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Arthritis or joints pain
- Cartilage tears
- Pre and post surgery rehabilitation
- Fracture rehabilitation
- Back pain
These injuries may require a musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment and treatment session to optimize healing and speed the recovery process. Upon assessment, our physiotherapist will work with the patient to set the goals and develop an appropriate rehabilitation plan.
Paediatric rehabilitation at the department is designed to improve the abilities of children following a major injury, illness or medical procedures. This individualized program has been formulated to achieve specific goals in three core areas: mobility, self care and communication. Our comprehensive and interdisciplinary rehabilitation program is adapted to the child’s development needs.
Physiotherapists are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team in ICU, HDU and CCU where physical therapy services are provided as per need of the patient.
Underwater exercises are carried out for chronic joint conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis and strengthening of weak muscles.
Cardiac rehabilitation serves the patients who have had a heart attack, angina heart failure, bypass surgery, valve surgery and angiography.
Our Sports rehabilitation programme is concerned mainly with patients who have suffered injuries and are experiencing pain, or who would like to improve their performance. Sports rehabilitation includes muscle strength testing, specific joint testing, a total body flexibility evaluation and injury prevention consultation.
Physiotherapist treats patients after hand trauma or hand surgery. Provides exercises advice and educate scar management as large part of hand rehabilitation.
The purpose of Gynaecological rehabilitation is to treat the consequences of gynecological surgery as early as possible, in order to help prevent development of chronic problems.
Exercise for fitness and obesity
Our experienced and educated therapists conduct fitness and aerobic sessions to help our patients manage weight and get healthy.
Exercise is important for people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes because it helps regulate blood sugar and provide cardiovascular fitness that protects against heart and artery disease. We help in the management of various endocrinological disorders.
To provide quality rehabilitation at patient’s door step, Home Physiotherapy services are available within the city by qualified Physiotherapists who work with expertise and dedication.
Geriatric Physiotherapy covers wide area of issues concerning older adults. There are many conditions that effect many people as they grow older.