Surviving a traumatic injury is not just about physical recovery alone, but emotional rehabilitation as well. After experiencing an accident, traumatic brain injury or severe trauma, the right kind of medical rehabilitation is of great importance. Rehabilitation can involve physical or cognitive rehabilitation depending on the requirement of the patient.
At SIA, the role of our in-patient rehabilitation therapists differs from a regular rehabilitation center. Our in-patient physicians work with patients to improve mobility or function. Our therapists provide help and medical care to assist the patient with their physical state after severe trauma. The goal is to increase the patient’s independence and physical function after the traumatic injury to help them return to as much of their previous ability as possible. If in case the patient is not able to go back to their previous level of function, we assist them in exploring new methods, simpler ways of doing things.
The most common types of traumatic injuries for which we provide medical rehabilitation and care are:
Spinal Cord Injury | Diffuse Axonal Injury | Subdural Hematoma | Soft Tissue Injury | Amputation
Spinal Cord Injury
At SIA, we ensure that there is interdisciplinary management of patients with spinal cord injuries. Our team works towards meeting the current needs of the patient, providing emotional support along with physical and mental rehabilitation. When it comes to physical rehabilitation, gait and strength training is done along with the development of motor skills. Wheelchair, bed mobility, and transfers are done regularly. We also ensure cardiovascular fitness along with respiratory, pain and bowel & bladder management. Comprehensive patient and family education are also provided as a part of our post-trauma rehabilitation programme.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
At SIA, we ensure that there is interdisciplinary management of patients with Diffuse Axonal Injury which includes speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Psychological counselling is also a part of our post-trauma rehabilitation treatment. Bed mobility is done continuously along with cardiovascular fitness, respiratory, bowel and bladder maintenance of affected persons.
A post-trauma rehabilitation program is helpful in improving short-term postoperative balance and function. At SIA we ensure that there is interdisciplinary management of patients with evacuated Subdural Hematoma which includes physical therapy for muscle weakness and poor coordination, speech therapy for communication and occupational therapy to help patients find simpler ways to do everyday tasks. Bed mobility is done continuously along with cardiovascular fitness, respiratory, bowel and bladder maintenance of affected persons.
Soft Tissue Injury
Treatment depends on the grade and severity of the injury. You can expect a full recovery from soft tissue injuries in one to six weeks. Cold therapy is often used to decrease swelling in the acute stage. Following this, electrotherapy may be employed to help repair damaged ligaments. Joint stiffness is common post joint and soft tissue injuries.
Our highly skilled team of physiotherapists at SIA will help you regain full range of movement through skilled hands-on techniques and will provide you with research-based personal exercises to help you self-manage your injury successfully. Our team of physiotherapists will provide a safe, quick and effective solution to your problem.
Our critical care doctors and therapists have helped more in-patients to achieve better results than most physiotherapist centers. At SIA, we provide therapy for amputees through every stage of recovery. Stump or residual limb management at SIA is done through Buerger’s exercises, connective tissue massage, dynamic stump exercises, balance and gait retraining, and short wave diathermy. The amputee is trained in stump care and mobility aids are prescribed based on the fitness, strength and balance skills of the individual.