FAQ

  • 1. Who can be treated at "Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre"?

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    Anybody who needs physiotherapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy services and is medically stable, can attend Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre.

  • 2. What types of diagnoses can be treated at "Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre" ?

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    Anyone who has gone through a debilitating disease or surgical procedure, like the examples below and is unable to function at their maximum potential will benefit from the program.

     

    » Spinal cord injury-persons with traumatic or non traumatic spinal cord injuries, complete or incomplete, paraplegia or quadriplegia, recent or old injury, can all benefit either to improve existing functioning or reducing dependency on family members.

    » Brain injury

    » Stroke

    » Complex injuries, joint replacement surgeries (TKA, THA), open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) after fractures.

    » Debility after a long hospital stay

    » Other neurological conditions,Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Motor Neurone Disease Huntington's Disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Multi Systems Atrophy, Transverse Myelitis and neuromuscular conditions e.g. Muscular Dystrophy.

    Any other condition which precipitates a paralysis or weakness but is currently medically stable.

  • 3. My doctors at the hospital say that my dad is medically stable and can start rehabilitation? Now what?

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    Call us @ 044-24321998 to have an initial evaluation or screening done at the hospital itself, before taking the affected person home. The evaluating therapist will be able to identify whether the client would benefit more from therapies at home, at an inpatient rehabilitation centre or an outpatient centre.

    "Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre" can provide therapies on all the three options. You can make an educated decision on what works best for your situation given the options.

  • 4. How is inpatient service different from therapies done at home.

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    In patient services are normally utilised by clients who would benefit more from an intensive rehabilitation program. Therapists who provide inpatient care have a higher level of expertise, It is an intensive program, clients get an opportunity to observe and interact with others going through therapy with similar problems.

    peer mentor visits are also arranged for in patient clients to motivate them to accomplish their goals. The functional outcome from an intensive inpatient rehabilitation program will be much more than what you can gain by having therapies done at your home.

    The Equipments available at the inpatient centre, skill level of therapists, and other value added services makes the difference.

  • 5. What are all the equipments i would need to buy before leaving the hospital ?

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    Do not buy a lot of equipment at the time of discharge from the hospital. chances are you might not need them for too long after you go home. Most of the equipments the affected person needs at the time of discharge will be needed only for a short duration.

    If indeed it will be necessary for a longer duration, we need to buy a device which will adapt to the changing needs of the client. Please discuss with us before buying unnecessary equipment. Many items which family buys for the affected person lies unused and unable to be sold. There are rental options available as well.

  • 6. How much does it cost to have inpatient rehabilitation

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    Rehabilitation at a major hospital is expensive and will include mandatory doctor, nurse and specialist visits. At our rehabilitation centre importance is given only for the therapy procedures which are required. Doctor , specialist and Nurse visits are done on a as required basis.

    So it will be less expensive than the hospital. Therapy procedures are priced according to the amount of time spent by a therapist with the client and the skills required for the situation. contact our front desk at 044-24321998 for exact costs.

  • 7. I need therapy but I cannot afford at this time, are there any options.

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    PSRC is in touch with organisations who can provide financial assistance to clients who cannot afford therapies on a case by case basis. contact us for details.

  • 8. Why should I prefer pain and stroke rehab centre instead of the one at my street corner?

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    We at Pain & Stroke Rehab Centre believe in a problem solving approach where the therapist is a moderator who collects information from patient, family and uses his knowledge as an expert to come up with the best solution for the problem at hand. Therapy is customised to the individual and families goals.

    Rehabilitation through learning: We educate the patient and their family members on how a normal person does the task, how the patient is doing it differently. We strive to gain recovery to near normalcy. in situations where near normal recovery is not likely, we counsel the client and family members on what to accept, how to adapt to the new situation and function independently in the community.

  • 9. What is functional rehabilitation

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    Physiotherapy should address the particular needs of the client. For eg. A client wants to be able to stand and wear his pants but is not able to at this time.

    Physiotherapist in this situation should be able to break the task into its components. To do this activity, one has to be able to stand on one leg , lift the other leg high enough or bend the trunk low enough, so he can insert his leg into his pant’s leg. This is a dynamic effort, the task requires good amount of balance reactions, flexibility at the trunk and hip , strength on the leg which is on the floor as well as the one held up. His hip and trunk mobility/flexibility has to be enough to complete the task.

    A Physiotherapist will identify the missing components and plan a treatment program to achieve the requisites. If the condition of the client is such that it is not likely to recover , then the strategy of the therapist should change to teaching the client adaptive ways like wearing the pant leaning against a wall or putting it on in the lying position itself or using a reacher. This process of achieving the function the normal way or finding an alternate way is called functional rehabilitation.

  • 10. Can I talk to other families who went through a similar condition in their family?

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    Yes. Many of our previous clients and their family, have accepted to share their experiences with new clients who are going through similar difficulties. They will be happy to talk to you or even come over, visit with the client if necessary to motivate them. Meeting families or the patient themselves can give a great feeling of “Yes, I have hope”, to new patients.

  • 11. Will it help me to talk to families who went through a stroke in their family?

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    Yes, Meeting families of other stroke patients or the patient themselves can give a great feeling of “I have hope, to new patients.

  • 12. What is coma stimulation

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    Coma stimulation is done by therapists to comatose brain injured clients.Coma recovery programs aim to provide multiple sensory stimulation(auditory, tactile, visual, olfactory, taste and proprioception) to patients in coma or vegetative state. It is hoped that with intense and repetitive stimulation, the patient will awaken and return to a higher level of functioning.

    Coma arousal therapy is believed to provide the sensory stimulation needed to activate the reticular system, which is responsible for maintaining consciousness. These procedures are appropriate for any individual who is in coma or vegetative state and is medically stable.

    Coma Stimulation Program.

    The goal of this program is to improve arousal and responsiveness in an individual emerging from a coma. This is accomplished by exposing the patient to sensory stimulation designed to elicit purposeful, goal-directed responses. Utilizing the JFK-Coma Recovery Scale, a standardized instrument for grading progress, therapists work with the individual to maximize his or her physical, emotional and functional potential. Family and/or caregiver education are also provided, so that they become active members coma stimulation team.

  • 13. What is Debility ?

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    After a long hospital people tend to be deconditioned. Their medical condition would not have created the problem directly, but being in bed immobile for any time more than a few days can make you weak. A short program of rehabilitation puts you back on your feet much earlier than just allowing nature to take its time.

  • Out patient program questions

  • 1. Can I walk into your centre at any time during business hours?

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    All our patients are seen by schedules only, to utilize our time and yours efficiently. call us at 044-24321998 to schedule an appointment.

    We discourage walk in clients to our clinic, we prioritize our clients with appointments and provide the service they had scheduled themselves for. In situations where the patient has to be treated at the earliest, we can make arrangements to get you in on the same day, but please call; we do not want you waiting for long hours for treatment.

  • 2. How do I schedule an appointment?

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    Call us at 044-2432 1998 between 10 am and 7 pm Monday through Saturday to schedule an appointment.

  • 3. What do I bring with me for the initial consultation? How do I come prepared for the consultation?

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    Bring in as much information available with you when you come in for the first consultation. Discharge reports from the hospital, previous medical history, any surgical history etc. Inform us if you are pregnant or have heart problems, cancer, pacemaker or any metals in your body. Limit the number of family members who come with you into the treatment area to one only. We can allow two if the person requires lots of assistance. Do not bring children into the treatment area.

  • 4. How much does it cost us for coming to have a consultation with the physiotherapist at pain and stroke rehab centre?

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    The Cost of evaluation and therapies are decided according the time it takes and the skills required to treat a particular situation.

  • 5. What do you do during the evaluation process ?

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    At the evaluation a senior therapist understands the goals of the client and their families. identifies the tasks that the client is not able to perform at this time. identifies the clients missing requirements and establishes a treatment plan to be executed.

    After the evaluation the client and family members are counselled about the problem and the treatment plan. details on costs and anticipated time will be discussed.

    You will be able to make an educated decision on what suits you and the client best.

  • 6. What if I want to get treated on the first day after the consultation/evaluation?

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    You can get treated on the first day after consultation, if your evaluating therapist has the time to do so. If we do not have the time immediately, we can schedule an appointment for you at the earliest time we can.

  • 7. What kind of clothing do I wear for my treatment?

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    Wear comfortable cotton clothing which allows you to do exercise. Please limit the amount of jewelry you wear for comfort and safety. Wear tennis shoes for better comfort of exercises in standing.

  • 8. Do I have to bring in someone with me every time I come to the centre to provide physical help?

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    Yes you can. Limit the number of family members who come with you into the treatment area to one only. We can allow two if the person requires lots of assistance. Do not bring children into the treatment area.

  • 9. What is your payment policy?

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    Payments are expected by the end of every treatment session. Payment can be made for 10 days or more in advance too.

  • 10. Can I cancel my appointments?

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    A therapist is blocked for your appointment. This ensures that you do not wait for treatment . We value your time as well as ours. Yes you can cancel your appointment if needed. Please give us adequate notice (at least four hours) so we can schedule others in your slot. If you do not call or show up for your appointment, all your future appointments will be cancelled automatically.

  • 11. Back injury: will I get one?

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    Back injury costs you time and money. An estimated 8 out of 10 people injure their back in their lifetime. Preventing back injury is very simple. All you have to follow proper lifting techniques, material handling techniques, reducing pot belly, reducing stress, strengthening back muscles and following good posture habits.

  • 12. How can a Physiotherapist can help with your back problems?

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    Physiotherapists can identify your problem and teach you proper body mechanics on how to do your job without causing injury to your back. Posture deficits can be identified and corrected immediately before further damage is done. If already suffering with pain, modalities such as ultrasound or IFT can be done with manipulation and mobilization ex. Physiotherapist can also help you to prevent further recurrence of the same problem.

  • 13. What is the role of Physiotherapist after Total knee replacements?

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    Physiotherapist will help you in achieving your goal. He will help you in reducing the pain, increasing the movement and strength in your knee. He will also assist you to progress to Normal walking.

  • 14. How do I check whether I have Normal Posture?

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    The best way to check your posture is to receive a thorough postural evaluation from a Physiotherapist. To determine if a professional opinion is needed you can evaluate your own posture by standing with your back to a wall, heels about 3 inches from the wall. Place one hand behind your neck, and one hand behind your back. If there is excessive space between the back and your hand you have a bad posture.

  • 15. Why should I prefer your clinic for pain than any other clinic?

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    Our physiotherapists have a vast experience in India and USA. Patients are not just treated with routine modalities and strengthening exercises. We follow a holistic approach than looking at just one part of the body. We try to analyze what is the root cause of the pain and plan our treatment accordingly to completely eliminate and prevent reoccurrence by teaching patient proper techniques and home exercise program.

    Our computer-generated exercises are customer friendly and can be easily remembered. We explain client about his problem and educate him on how to modify his life style without hurting himself again.

  • 16. How Physiotherapy can help with knee Arthritis?

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    Physiotherapy can help early arthritic patient tremendously by eliminating the pain and with proper exercises and can slow down the wear and tear.

    If the arthritis is severe and the wear and tear is bone on bone, much cannot be done with Physiotherapy and patient has to undergo knee replacement surgery. If patient is unable to undergo surgery, pain-relieving modalities along with exercises may help temporarily to relieve pain.


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