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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Avail one of the best physiotherapy service in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Our body is a complex combination of bones, muscles, tissues, blood vessels, organs, etc. These take a beating with time and age owing to factors like injuries, diseases, or environmental changes. Thus, a regular visit to a physiotherapist is recommended to restore the body’s smooth functioning and healthy lifestyle. You will find the one of best physiotherapy in Dhaka at United Hospital. Physiotherapy service at United Hospital, Dhaka offers comprehensive treatment by identifying the causes of movement and functioning defects and aiming to maximize the quality of life through application of vast knowledge and advanced technology by our specialists. The treatment process involves one on one interaction between the patient and physical therapist, other health professionals, families, caregivers, etc. in order to understand the challenges faced by the patient. Physiotherapy service at United Hospital Dhaka then drafts out a rehabilitation plan containing treatment to be followed and care to be given after the procedure is complete.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation also known as "physiatry" or rehabilitation medicine is a medical specialty that helps people regain bodily functions they lost due to medical conditions or injury. Rehabilitation can help many bodily functions, including bowel and bladder problems, chewing and swallowing, problems thinking or reasoning, movement or mobility, speech, and language.

Many injuries or medical conditions can affect one's ability to function, including brain disorders, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, brain injury or spinal cord injury, long-term (chronic) pain, including back and neck pain, major bone or joint surgery, burns, or limb amputation, severe arthritis becoming worse over time, severe weakness after recovering from a serious illness (such as infection, heart failure or respiratory failure). Children may need rehabilitation services for Down Syndrome or other genetic disorders, muscular dystrophy or other neuromuscular disorders, sensory deprivation disorder, intellectual disability or developmental disorders.

Rehabilitation experts use many tests to evaluate a person's problems and monitor their recovery. The goal of rehabilitation therapy is to teach people how to take care of themselves as much as possible. The focus is often on daily tasks such as eating, bathing, using the bathroom and moving from a wheelchair to a bed. Sometimes, the goal is more challenging, such as restoring full function to one or more parts of the body.

United Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation centre specialises in patient-centred care to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate an array of disorders and injuries, helping patients regain function, mobility and independence. We offer physician-led rehabilitation programmes for those whose lives have been affected by an injury, illness or disease. Our experienced physician will give each client a thorough evaluation before prescribing appropriate treatment modules. Here dedicated physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) specialist and the physiotherapist team help patients who have pain, weakness, numbness or other functional issues stemming from an injury or chronic illness that prevents them from leading an active, independent life. This also include sports medicine and injury prevention. For pain management, under musculoskeletal ultrasound guidance, intra-articular injection/nerve blocks is also applied here.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a team approach. United Hospital PM&R centre team members consist of doctor (physiatrist) and physiotherapists. Physiatrists are PM&R physicians, who are doctors that specialize in function. Physiatrists specialize in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints and ligaments to enforce and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with such physical impairments and disabilities. Physiatrists play an immense role in treating some medical conditions and need a thorough medical knowledge of the pathophysiology and consequence of the disease so as to prevent many of the catastrophes faced by those with disabling ailments.

Physiatrists need to work with other physicians, which may include primary care physicians, pulmonologist, neurologist, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and many others. They treat the whole person, not just the problem area.

People can have rehabilitation in many settings. It often begins while they are still in the hospital, recovering from an illness or injury. After the person leaves the hospital, treatment may continue at hospital's rehabilitation center. Patients are referred to PM&R centre if they have significant orthopedic problems, a spinal cord injury or severe brain injury from stroke or trauma. A full rehabilitation program and treatment plan is sometimes needed to help with medical, physical, social, emotional, and work-related problems. This includes therapy for specific medical problems, advice about setting up their home to maximize their function and safety and also help with wheelchairs, splints and other medical equipment. PM&R treatment may include any combination of the following: medication, physical therapy, occupational therapy, massage, exercise, spinal injections, and more.

Get physiotherapy treatment in Dhaka to treat various health problems such as workplace back problems, sports injuries, posture problems, bursitis, strains, arthritis, back pain and sprains. Our physiotherapy service in Dhaka can help people with the following health conditions:

Musculo-Skeletal/ Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Neck Pain & Back Pain (involving Spine)
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Burn contracture
  • Sports injury

Neurological Conditions

  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Motor Neuron Diseases
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Nerve and spinal cord injury
  • Post polio
  • Pre & Post operative cases in spinal surgery

Obstetric & Gynaecologic Conditions

  • Customized trimester specific exercise for pregnant mothers to assist normal delivery
  • Post delivery get-back-in-shape
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome   

Cardio Respiratory Rehabilitation

  • Pre and Post Operative cases in heart, lung and abdominal surgery
  • Chronic lung disease (Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis)

Electro Therapy

  • SWD: Short Wave Diathermy
  • MWD: Microwave diathermy
  • IFT: Interferential Therapy
  • Endomet
  • UST: Ultrasonic Therapy
  • Traction
  • CPM: Continuous Passive Motion
  • IRR: Infrared Radiation Therapy
  • TENS: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Muscle Stimulator
  • Paraffin Wax Therapy

Short wave Diathermy (SWD) and Microwave Diathermy (MWD) in post traumatic and operative disorders and a number of inflammatory and painful conditions.

Ultrasound Therapy (UST) helps relieve pain in different types of arthritis, bursitis, myalgia, tendinitis, synovitis, old scar tissues etc. Also used in treatment of muscle spasms by providing deep heat micro-massage and electrical stimulation simultaneously.

Interferential Therapy (IFT) relieves pain by increased blood flow and muscle relaxation and is also used in urinary stress incontinence.

Continuous Passive Mobiliser (CPM) is applied in treating diseases of the knee including joint distortion and contusion, synovectomy, menisectomy and patellectomy operations. It is of immense help in joint replacement surgeries of knee and hip joints.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is useful in treating acute and chronic pains.

Infrared Radiation (IRR) is used for pain relief, muscle relaxation  and to increase blood supply to affected organ

Intermittent and static Traction units are used in spinal nerve root impingement, degenerative disc diseases, spinal stenosis, and in muscle spasms of cervical and lumbar regions.

Moist heat packs helps in increasing blood flow, in muscle relaxation and in reducing pains.

Cryotherapy or cold packs helps in treatment of acute sprains and strains and in reducing pain, spasticity, muscle spasms and swelling.

Paraffin Wax Therapy: Paraffin wax in sub acute and chronic traumatic and inflammatory conditions; especially useful in Rheumatoid Arthritis and arthritis of distal extremities since the wax envelops all the contours of a distal joint.