Rehabilitation Medicine Department at Ruby helps people with disabilities to achieve and maintain their optimal physical, psychological and social function, to empower the disabled person, to assist them in reducing the impact of their disability and to promote their full inclusion into society.
This is delivered through an integrated multidisciplinary team which focuses on education and hands on training of the disabled person.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation involves the management of disorders that alter the function and performance of the patient. Emphasis is placed on the optimization of function through the combined use of medications, physical modalities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement & activities modification, adaptive equipments and assistive device, orthotics (braces), prosthesis, and experiential training approaches.
Common conditions that are treated by physiatrists include amputation, spinal cord injury, sports injury, stroke, musculoskeletal pain syndromes such as low back pain, fibromyalgia and traumatic brain injury. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation involves optimizing function in those afflicted with heart or lung disease. Chronic pain management is achieved through multidisciplinary approach involving Anaesthesiologists, Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational and interventional procedures when indicated. In addition to the previous methodology, stroke is often treated with the help of a Speech Therapists and Recreational Therapists when possible.