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Sub-Acute Ward

Sub-Acute Ward

Sub-Acute care is comprehensive and cost-effective care provided to inpatients following acute care for an illness or injury in a specialised facility developed for this purpose. Patients are usually referred from an Acute Hospital or from a community setting to care provided by Doctors, Nurses and Rehabilitation Health professionals such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists.

The Sub-acute ward at St Stephen Oncology centre has 15 beds in single, double and 4 bed configurations all en-suite. It also has a rehabilitation gym and procedure room.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a specialty in rehabilitation medicine where specially designed exercises and equipment help patients restore their normal physical activities. Physical therapy is advised when the health problems make it hard to move around and make your daily activities uneasy.

Physical therapists are trained physicians who guide you about physical therapies. They assess and treat varieties of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. They are often able to relieve pain and help to resume daily activities. They work in health care systems in both hospitals and community.

Physical therapy can provide relief from long term health problems. Physical therapist may use exercise program, manual therapy, education and other techniques such as heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation to provide rehabilitation. They evaluate and diagnose movement dysfunction and treat patients accordingly. Interventions may include therapeutic exercise, functional training, manual therapy techniques, assistive and adaptive devices, equipment, physical agents, and electrotherapeutic modalities.

Occupational Therapy

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a type of rehabilitation performed by an occupational or physical therapist on patients with conditions affecting the upper and lower extremities. The main goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation.

Who is occupational therapist?

Occupational therapist is an individual who is trained in the practice of occupational therapy. The role of occupational therapist is to work with individuals who suffer from mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling.

Occupational therapist works in:

  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Special schools
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Mental health facilities

Who need occupational therapy?

Occupational therapist works in:

  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Private practice
  • Special schools
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Mental health facilities

Who need occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy can benefit a wide variety of people, including those with -

  • Work related injuries including lower back problems
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures or other injuries from sports or accidents
  • Mental health or behavioural problems and learning disabilities
  • Arthritis
  • Limitations following a stroke or heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Wound scars and burns
  • Birth injuries or birth defects
  • Injured nerves
  • Amputations of hands and arms
  • Post surgical conditions

Occupational therapy for children-

Occupational therapy is for both adults and kids. Occupational therapists evaluate children’s skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities. Occupational therapy for children helps them to develop fine motor skills. Occupational therapist also guides the family members about safe and effective methods of caring their child. They work for variety of conditions including, birth defects, orthopaedic injuries and mental health or behavioural problems. Occupational therapy can help improve kid’s cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self- esteem and sense of accomplishment. The therapy improves normal development and performance and allows children to regain function.

Occupational therapists help kids with-

  • Severe developmental delays
  • With behavioural disorders
  • With physical disabilities