Physiotherapy service is one of the medical department services, which plays a big role in the rehabilitation process. It covers:
A branch of rehabilitative medicine aimed at helping patients maintain, recover or improve their physical abilities by using natural or artificial physical agents (e.g. electricity, air, water, radiation, cold, heat, pressure, force, exercise, movement etc. )
A profession concerned with the promotion of health, prevention of physical disabilities, evaluation and rehabilitation of persons disabled by pain, disease, or injury, and with treatment by physical therapeutic measures as opposed to medical, surgical, or radiologic measures.
Field of intervention:
Orthopedic physical therapy (e.g. Joint deformities and diseases, fractures, dislocations, bone infections and their complications, amputations, disease or injuries affecting muscles, ligaments or tendons etc.)
Geriatric physical therapy (including the care of the aged in all related fields of medicine and surgery, prophylaxis, rehabilitation and recreational activities etc.)
Neurological physical therapy (from the intensive care/acute care phase continuing through to the rehabilitation of various neurological conditions e.g. spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke etc.)
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation physical therapy (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, post bypass surgery etc.)
Pediatric physical therapy ( e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida, care of children with minimal brain dysfunction, developmental abnormalities, the prevention of orthopedic and postural deformities, torticollis etc.)
Obstetrics and Gynecology: Including pre-operative surgical conditions, antenatal and post-natal instruction.
Intensive Care Units: Including coronary care, organ transplantation, dialysis, respiratory failure, tetanus, extensive paralysis, unconsciousness, accent services (multiple injuries) and burns.
Rehabilitation of the patient to his maximum potential both in work and sport, including adaptation to permanent disabilities.
Sports medicine which includes prophylaxis and the treatment of all injuries and disabilities directly pertaining to sport.