The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, located on the first floor of the F Building, aims to optimise a patient’s well-being and functionality so that they can return back to their chosen life activities whether at home, work or leisure. On a one-to-one basis, our therapists assist you in managing your pain, and restoring your mobility, functionality and independence. Built on your condition and circumstances, a specific treatment plan is performed to optimise your recovery whilst both in hospital and during your subsequent rehabilitation.
Our staff, comprising of physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, prosthetics and orthotics, operate as a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team. They have extensive experience working with newborns to seniors, with various physical conditions.
The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department provide all the necessary products that will ensure your recovery is as smooth and quick as possible. These include mobility assistance devices such as crutches and wheelchairs, as well as, products used to improve your functionality during activities, such as lumber belts, joint braces and compressive garments.
The Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department are able to provide a comprehensive range of assessments and treatments, which cover:
- Muscular injuries and disorders – including sport related injuries and pre/post surgery care
- Neurological conditions – such as nerve compressions, strokes or brain injuries
- Lung diseases – including Asthma and Pulmonary infections
- Hand rehabilitation
- Women’s health conditions – such as physical preparation for birth, and breast cancer surgery
- New-born, toddlers and teenagers rehabilitation – focusing on postural disorder and motor development disorder.
Our physiotherapists approach is through a bespoke care plan potentially comprising of massage treatment, manual therapy, exercise, the use of electro-physical modalities, and education.
Speech & Language Services
Speech and language therapists (SLT) assess and treat speech, language and communication problems in people of all ages to help them to improve their communication. In addition, they work with patients who suffer from eating and swallowing disorders.
SLT provide assessment and a full range of treatments for:
- Speech and language disorders – these include stuttering, production, and pronunciation of language
- Learning disabilities – assisting children who have trouble with their reading, writing and logic reasoning skills
- Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) disorders – patients, who have undergone head, neck, ENT, and maxillofacial surgery, and subsequently suffer from speech and/ or swallowing difficulties. In addition, assisting patients with hearing impairment through sound decoding and developing alternative communication.
- Dysphasia disorder – treating patients who have difficulty swallowing solids or liquids.
- Neurologic disorder – assisting patients whose speech & language skills have been impaired due to suffering from a stroke, Parkinson, Alzheimer, cerebral palsy or facial palsy.
SLT is able to provide a number of techniques to assist patients, such as:
- Non-forced and voicing techniques
- Breathing techniques
- Recovery of oromotor function (operating lips, tongue and jaw)
- Recommended food and liquid texture modification
- Development of alternative communication
- Tips, tools and exercises to improve feeding safely
Orthotic and Prosthetic Services
FV Hospital is able to provide custom-made orthotic and prosthetic solutions for patients who are in need. Our experienced prosthetics and orthotics guide and support you through the construction, fitting, training and maintenance of splints, braces or artificial limbs.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Rooms
Exercise and training area – provides an active and motivating environment for patients to restore their functionality
Five individual manual therapy rooms, which are all designed to respect privacy. These include specialised rooms for:
- Restricted mobility – equipped with an electric, height-variable treatment table.
- Standing assistance –to allow patients to stand gradually with the use of a tilt table.
- Gymnasium equipment
- Stationary bike
- Recumbent bike – providing both upper and lower body physical training
- Rehabilitation stairs, parallel bars and all walking aids – used for gait training
- Trampoline and balance boards – to strengthen muscles to improve balance
- Gymnastic Apparatus – mirrors, wall bars and exercises balls
Used to compliment manual therapy techniques
- Neuromuscular Electro stimulation NMES – to recover muscle strength
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (T.E.N.S.) – to release acute or chronic pain
- Ultrasound – to influence the remodelling of scar tissue and reduce inflammatory
- Cold therapy – used in post-traumatic, or post-surgical treatment to reduce inflammatory process and pain
- Ice compressive therapy – also used in post-traumatic or post-surgical treatment in helping reduce inflammation, pain and as well as swelling
- Heat therapy – Hydrocollator heating units used to relax muscles and improve joint mobility
- Paraffin bath – used to heal, hydrate, and soften joints, tissue, and skin
- Thermoplastic splinting – through creating a mould patients are provided with tailor-made support
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
Used to recover joint motion after knee ligament repair, knee surgery or knee, hip joint replacement.
Lymphatic Drainage Unit
Used for upper or lower limb lymphoedema (after breast or other cancer surgery and congenital disease)
Equipment To Monitor Cardio Pulmonary Function
During exercising, such as oxymeters, cardio belt and peak-flow
Able to change medication from a liquid to a mist so that it can be more easily administered into the lungs prior to chest therapy
- Touch screen interactive computer to help engage children and adults to practice speaking
- Equipment to develop cognitive functions