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Rehabilitation

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We provide the most modern treatment technologies and train our staff to be up to date with the most scientific discoveries, as well as continuing their professional development which positively reflects on the quality of services provided in the department. Furthermore, we strive to go beyond the expectations of our patients who are recorded to be over 10,000 patients yearly.

Rehabilitation can be defined as integrated service provided to individuals who struggle with an injury or disability to enable them to be independent to an optimum level of physical, mental and social function.

This can also be achieved by providing them with the required materials or tools to improve their independence.

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Our Vision

The royal hospital rehabilitation team vision is to provide the absolute best therapy services using the newest technologies and to improve staff capabilities by training them to be up to date with recent scientific technology, and therefore maintaining the quality of care.

Goals

  • To provide optimum rehabilitation care for patients according to patient needs and presenting disabilities.
  • Support staff to continue their professional development and sub-specialization.
  • To maintain treatment services provided and to work on quality of care.
  • To work on high quality scientific research and for the overall development of the rehabilitation department in royal hospital.
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Values

  • Integrity - Maintaining the highest level of professional behavior towards the work environment and patients.
  • Cooperation - to encourage staff, patients, practitioners and other healthcare providers to work as a team.
  • Excellence - constantly striving for improvement and development and keeping pace with scientific research and modern treatment methods.
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Services & Specialties

The royal hospital rehabilitation department consist of 4 main sub-departments:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and swallowing therapy
  • Podiatry

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy aims to rehabilitate patients to restore and develop their motor and functional abilities, through an accurate diagnosis and the development of a comprehensive treatment program. The Physiotherapy Units at the Royal Hospital are distinguished by providing unique services, especially in pediatric neurology, lymphatic drainage techniques, treatment of respiratory problems and intensive care services.

The Physiotherapy department includes many different and necessary branches, the most prominent are:

  • Orthopedic and muscular injuries: (musculoskeletal injuries and post surgical rehabilitation)
  • Children: (congenital, musculoskeletal and genetic diseases, where physical therapy contributes to the motor and sensory development of children.)
  • Cardiovascular: (Pre / Post heart and lung operations)
  • Geriatric care: (Prevention and treatment of diseases that occur due to age, including arthritis, osteoporosis, sometimes Alzheimer's disease, and disorders that affect movement and balance.)
  • Neurological diseases: (For example: Stroke, neuropathy and cerebral palsy)
  • Women's health: (For example: childbirth and the postpartum period, post-mastectomy pain, osteoporosis and pelvic floor muscle pain or weakness)
  • Respiratory care (physiotherapy plays a role in air way clearance in respiratory conditions of both adults and children aiming to improve the pulmonary system function)

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Occupational therapy

The department of occupational therapy primarily aims to enhance the client ability to participate in activities of daily living by improving their motor abilities, sensory integration and cognitive skills. The goal is to allow clients to function on their activity of daily living without the help of others as much as possible.

Branches of occupational therapy:

  • Develops and rehabilitates cognitive, sensory and motor skills
  • Rehabilitation of feeding and swallowing skills
  • Appropriate aids are proposed on a case-by-case basis for independent performance of activities of daily living.

Speech, language swallowing therapy

Speech, language and swallowing therapy deals with disorders of language, speech, voice and swallowing of different age groups. SLP unit at Royal Hospital is the only specialized clinic in the Sultanate to diagnose and treat swallowing problems using unique techniques such as the throat endoscopy technique, measuring the pressure of the ring muscles and radiographic endoscopy of swallowing.

Branches of speech and language therapy:

  • Swallowing therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Voice Therapy
  • Dealing with cancer patients in areas affecting speech and swallowing
  • Tracheostmy care and speech valve fitting

Podiatry

The Podiatry unit is a new addition to the rehabilitation department at royal hospital. Podiatry is a branch of the medical field particularly deals with the diagnosis and treatment of lower limb disorders with the main focus on feet and ankles. We aim to correct walking problems for all age groups and reduce complications of diabetes on the feet. Podiatrist with proper equipments and tools can assess clients and tailor treatment specifically to their needs.

Podiatry can be divided into five main branches:

  • The High-Risk Foot (Critical foot, Diabetic foot)
  • General Podiatry (Skin and nails pathologies)
  • Biomechanics (Musculoskeletal and sport injuries)
  • Paediatrics (Developmental, congenital and genetic pathologies for children)
  • Podiatric Surgery (Specialized area of podiatry deals with surgeries)
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