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Orthopaedics focuses on the treatment of impairments in musculoskeletal system. Bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin form the musculoskeletal system of our body. This complex system enables us to move, work and do our activities. The objective of our orthopaedics wing is to help the patient get back on track with their regular activities after surgery, illness, accident or disease.
Orthopaedic Treatment Team at Prayatna
Our professional team involved in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions include,
- Orthopaedist/Paediatric orthopaedic specialist
- Occupational therapist
Our team assesses all aspects of patient’s life that hinders their ability to function independently and perform self-care, household chores and other routine activities at work and community.
Who can benefit from an orthopaedic treatment?
- Trauma patients with upper limb, lower limb fractures and dislocations
- Spinal fractures
- Post surgical intervention
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Meniscal tears of knee
- Ligament injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Foot problems
- Postural dysfunction
Our physiotherapists help people of all age groups by improving their ability to move and function physically in their everyday life. They also help manage pain and provide guidance on preventing injuries. They assist regain balance, strength and mobility.
Assessment & Treatment
Nature and duration of assessment may depend on patient’s condition and symptoms. Physiotherapy assessment involves assessment of following areas:
- joint range of motion
- muscle strength
- muscle tightness
- altered sensation
- current mobility level
- activities of daily living
- breathing and chest assessment
Therapist may also inquire on hobbies and employment to plan on the treatment accordingly.
Treatment plan is designed based on the condition of individual patient. Special tests will be done by therapist centred on the symptoms to confirm diagnosis. Treatment may include,
- Pain management
- Range of motion exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Lengthening exercises
- Gait re-education
- Endurance training
Depending on the condition, treatment may be by
- Passive modalities (therapist provides the treatment) or
- Active modalities (patient participates in the movement)
Physiotherapist uses different therapeutic modalities, manual therapies and assistive devices to help reduce pain and restore patient’s physical abilities.
Occupational therapists are client-centred solution finders. Our occupational therapists can help the patient improve their function, be productive and enjoy their life at home, work and community post surgery, trauma, illness or ageing. They help people of all age groups with physical, mental and social disabilities to gain/regain functional independence and help do the things they want to do. These could be activities of daily living which usually people take for granted from self care activities, to managing family roles, to work and social activities.
Occupational Therapy assessment & treatment
Occupational therapy begins with a thorough assessment of the current abilities of the patient. It includes observing how the patient is doing functional tasks in real environment and/or conducting specific assessment of his/her abilities and needs. Assessment helps to gain an understanding about the current level of activities and why some activities are challenging or difficult for the patient. They assess patient’s strength, movement, memory, concentration, mood etc.
Therapists will gather details about daily living activities, hobbies and work activities of the patient before their function decreased. They also collect information on the physical environment at home and workplace. This helps to plan therapy and choose the best adaptive devices for independent functioning.
Occupational therapy activities include,
- learning strategies to do activities of daily living with ease
- guidance on daily living equipment
- advice on wheelchairs and walkers
- custom-made static and dynamic splints for protection and to promote function
Specific activities for upper limb include, activities to improve
- muscle strength
- range of motion
Occupational therapist helps with
- energy conservation techniques
- work simplification techniques
- adaptive equipments
- home modifications
- workplace modifications
Treatment is tailor-made to take care of the overall needs of the patient. Therapists periodically review the therapy program and make necessary alterations depending on the progress.
Our orthopaedics team provides support and treatment to patients who have had orthopaedic trauma. They aim at maximising patient’s functional independence while reducing the impact of trauma on their daily life. Our team helps with outpatient rehabilitation and provides compensatory techniques to restore client function, improve mobility, relieve pain and help maintain meaningful activities for a productive life. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our skilled therapists or have any questions in this regard, contact our team or submit the appointment form.