Physiotherapy department is one of the clinical departments that provide services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. The aim of physiotherapy services is to maximise “functional movement” which is central to what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with assessment and maximising quality of life and movement potential within the domains of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This embraces physical, psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing as well as enhancing active life among normal subjects in prevention of none communicable diseases. Physical therapy involves the interaction between the physical therapist, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Our clients are Inpatients and Outpatients, adults and children, old and young with pain, movement and activity limitation, participation restriction resulting from physical, pathological or psychological disorders. We therefore stretched our services to 8 main areas in the hospital i.e.