LRH department of physiotherapy & Rehabilitation is committed to provide high quality care to patients. We have the aim to move the rehabilitation towards excellence and provide an environment where professionals interact in order to meet the existing & emerging challenges in dealing with people with special needs.The department is providing in and out-patient services not limited to physiotherapy but also include occupational therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics. We have well equipped department to deal with all areas such as Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Paediatrics, Gynaecological, ICU, cardio-respiratory in-patients, prosthesis, Orthosis and occupational therapy. Our team aims to provide evidence based interventions based on measuring outcomes.We welcome suggestions from all multidisciplinary team members to improve our services and achieve high quality patient care.
Prosthetics & Orthotics.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is services provided by Physiotherapist to individuals and populations to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. The service is provided in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors and with the understanding that functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.
Who is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are qualified and professionally required to:
- Perform comprehensive examination/assessment of the patient.
- Evaluate the findings from the examination/assessment produce clinical reasoning and judgement about patient.
- Formulate a diagnosis, prognosis and plan
- Provide consultation within their expertise and determine when patients/clients need to be referred to another professional
- Implement a physiotherapist intervention/treatment programme
- Determine the outcomes of any interventions/treatments
- Make recommendations for self-management
Scope of Physiotherapy as Profession:
The scope of physiotherapy practice is dynamic and responsive to patient/client and societal health needs. With the development of knowledge and technological advances, periodic review is required to ensure that scope of practice reflects the latest evidence base and continues to be consistent with current health needs. The scope of physical therapist practice is not limited to direct patient/client care, but also includes:
- Public health strategies
- Advocating for patients/clients and for health
- Supervising and delegating to others
- Developing and implementing health policy at the local, national and international levels
- Moreover, According to the International Classification of Healthcare Workers (WHO) has recently classifies Physiotherapy as an independent profession and physiotherapist as independent healthcare providers (ISCO Code 2264). Provision of the independent & evidence based Physical Therapy assessment & treatment services to the patients that are consistent with international standards and in accordance with world Health Organization (WHO) & World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) guidelines.
The Physiotherapist liaises with multidisciplinary team members to discuss or refer patients to appropriate specialty as required.
- Back pain & Sciatica
- Neck & arm pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Wrist Pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Planter Fasciitis
- Sports Injuries
- Temporamandibular Joint Dysfunction
- Spinal cord injury
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Guillian-Barre syndrome.
- Vestibular disorders such as BPPV.
- Acoustic neuroma, or other conditions that cause dizziness and loss of balance
- Balance Deficits
- Medical units
- Surgical units
- Bolton Block
- Cardiothoracic units
- Back pain management
- Stress Urinary incontinence
- Post Natal Exercises
- cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
Joint Mobilization & Manipulation
Functional & Kinesiology Taping
Soft Tissue Manipulation
Patient Education & Self-Management strategies
The department is also proactively involved in learning and development of staff and students. Students from Khyber Medical University undertake clinical placements in all clinical units. We aim to provide a friendly learning environment and encourage Case Based Learning (CBL) consistent with evidence based practice and recent advancements in the field of Rehabilitation Sciences.
Iftikhar Shahzad Director Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation