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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

It is extremely difficult to cope when you lose your freedom of movement due to an orthopaedic injury. That is why, at SIA, we are at your side providing medical rehabilitation and emotional support as you return home to the life you cherish.

What is Orthopaedic Rehabilitation?

Musculoskeletal abnormality is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system present at birth. They can be due to deformity or malformation. Although present at birth, some only become obvious postnatally.The goal of physical therapy is to minimize the development of the compensatory movement patterns that children with Musculoskeletal Abnormalities are prone to develop. Working with their muscles and movements will help children reach some of their motor milestones and will prevent them from developing problems, such as bad trunk posture and gait problems. The importance of early intervention should be emphasized. Physical therapy at an early age strengthens the muscles, enabling the children with Musculoskeletal abnormalities to keep their body in proper alignment and prevent future health problems.

Orthopaedics Rehabilitation is a medical rehabilitation therapy that treats various types of problems that affect the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes the body’s bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints, and ligaments.

Our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation therapy features several different components including physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports injury rehabilitation and more. Our therapy goes beyond addressing pain. At SIA, we guide the patient through effective therapies to facilitate their return to an active lifestyle. Our rehabilitation team includes experienced critical care doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff to ensure superior rehabilitative care and medical support.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation treats the following problems:

Post-Operative Joint Replacement | Musculoskeletal Abnormality | Radiculopathy |Sports injuries | Arthritis

Musculoskeletal Abnormality

This is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system present at birth. This defect happens when a baby is growing in the mother’s womb, and certain bones, muscles, or joints do not develop properly. The muscles of bones in the developing foetus may not completely develop; structures may be separated or misaligned. This defect can happen in any muscle or bone. Some of the most common musculoskeletal abnormalities include Cleft Lip/Palate, Arthrogryposis (joint contractures), Development Dysplasia of the Hip and other anomalies.

Rehabilitation therapy for this abnormality includes physical therapy, occupational or speech therapy depending on the child’s condition. The goal of physical therapy is to minimize the development of the compensatory movement patterns that children with Musculoskeletal Abnormalities are prone to develop. Working with their muscles and movements will help children reach some of their motor milestones and will prevent them from developing problems, such as bad trunk posture and gait problems. The importance of early intervention should be emphasized. Physical therapy at an early age strengthens the muscles, enabling the children with Musculoskeletal abnormalities to keep their body in proper alignment and prevent future health problems.

Radiculopathy

Your spine is made up of many bones called vertebrae and your spinal cord runs through a canal in the center of these bones. From the spinal cord, nerve roots split and travel between the vertebrae into various areas of the body. When these nerve roots get pinched or damages, the resulting symptoms are called radiculopathy. Radiculopathy can result in pain (radicular pain), weakness, numbness, or difficulty controlling specific muscles. The different types of radiculopathy include Lumbar Radiculopathy (occurring in the lower back), Cervical Radiculopathy (compressed nerve in the cervical spine), Thoracic Radiculopathy (compressed nerve root in the upper back).

Our skilled physiotherapists at SIA help patients by guiding them through movements designed to strengthen areas of the body which can restore mobility and function. These include teaching proper techniques for stretching and muscle strengthening, improve posture and ergonomic movement, accelerating the healing process, prevention of future injury and taking pressure off the source of nerve compression.

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods, structural abnormalities, weakness in muscles, tendons & ligaments and unsafe exercising environments. The most common types of sports injuries are an ankle sprain, groin pull, hamstring strain, shin splints, knee injury: ACL tear, knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome — injury resulting from the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone & tennis elbow (epicondylitis).

Regardless of the injury, SIA can help athletes recover and continue enjoying their sport by building strength, improving balance as well as flexibility and increasing endurance. This requires that the process of rehabilitation starts as early as possible after the injury and form a continuum with other therapeutic interventions. The ultimate goal of this orthopaedic rehabilitation process is to limit the extent of the injury, reduce or reverse the impairment and functional loss, and prevent, correct or eliminate altogether the disability.

At SIA the rehabilitation of the injured athlete is managed by a multidisciplinary team with a physician functioning as the leader and coordinator of care. The rehabilitation team works closely with the athlete and the coach to establish the rehabilitation goals, to discuss the progress resulting from the various interventions, and to establish the time frame for the return of the athletes to training and competition.

Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which is characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues. It can affect one or multiple joints. There are over 100 types of arthritis with different causes and treatment methods. The most commonly seen arthritis-related problems are hip/wrist/ankle/elbow fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and spine disfigurement. Be it mild symptoms of arthritis or severe symptoms for many years, our rehabilitation team at SIA are here to help recover and get back to normalcy in every way.

At SIA, our rehabilitation approach goes beyond treating pain symptoms alone. Our orthopaedic rehabilitation team incorporates lifestyle changes to empower the patient to overcome physical limitations while reducing recovery time and restoring independence. Our rehabilitation plan includes physical therapists working with the patients to reduce pain and improve mobility, strength, and flexibility with low impact exercise programs, regular consultations with our in-house critical care doctors and physicians, education on joint protection and prevention of future problems and an individualized plan of care focused on the patient’s goals.