It’s a significant part of the rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. At Noubel Rehabilitation Center, occupational therapy focuses on maximizing independence in daily living skills. Each patient will have a customized treatment plan geared toward returning him or her home as independent as possible.
Our Occupational therapy specialty fields focus on upper extremity and hand function, community reintegration, driving and adaptive transportation and assistive technology. All of these treatments help patients achieve functional independence, return to daily life routines and enjoy a high quality of life.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapist at Noubel Rehabilitation Center (NRC) help the people of all ages having physical, sensory or cognitive problems to overcome their health-related barriers and regain independence and have better quality of life.
Occupational therapy focuses on
- Sensory processing problems.
- Physical conditions.
- Visual perceptual deficits.
- Cognitive impairment.
- Hand conditions and Fine motor skills.
Orthotics & Prosthetics Assessment Protocol
One of the most widely used and universally accepted forms of chart note writing in the medical community is the SOAP note method. SOAP is an acronym for “subjective, objective, assessment, and plan.” It is a structured documentation style that provides a format with which most medical professionals are familiar and are likely to use. Subjective: Patient history, Patient Complaint and Patient expectations. Objective: After touching patient, palpitation, temperature, ROM, Muscle grading, Joint Contracture and Main Complications. Assessment: Diagnosis of Deformity and illness/disability. Plan:
– Prescription – Detail of prescription
– Fabrication of device
– Fabrication of device and fitting, Gait Training
– Delivery of device
– Follow up every two months
- Therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training.
- Our Physiotherapy Specialty fields focus on preventing injuries and can help people avoid surgery or a long term-reliance on medications by increasing mobility, aligning bones and joints, or lessening pain.
Paediatric physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals with the motor skills delay, neurological and musculoskeletal problems of patients who are between 0 to 18 years old. They help in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of physical injuries and congenital medical conditions. The main goal of paediatric physiotherapy is to help each child reach their full potential and by helping them function as independently as possible and promote active participation in the community.
Some of the physiotherapy methods of treatment include NDT, joint mobilisation and manipulation, muscle stretching, therapeutic exercises and a lot of more methods and techniques.
Physiotherapists teach parents how to help children perform activities of daily living. They are also given instructions on how to deal with specific challenges that may arise from a child’s condition. They often work with other members of the healthcare team to provide a more holistic approach in treatment.
Paediatric physiotherapy can help children with the following medical conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Cystic fibrosis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Pulmonary disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
- Developmental coordination disorder
- Down syndrome
Learning to communicate is key for children to interact with the persons in their world and to have their needs met.
Noubel Rehabilitation Center Speech therapists are here to provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, voice, eating, drinking, and swallowing.
Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine with rotation of the vertebral column that happens in 3 dimensions. It is most often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence. It has two protocols for the treatment: conservative and surgeries, depending on the cobb’s angle, which is the degree of the concavity of the spine. It is one of the cases that are frequently treated at NOUBEL REHABILITATION CENTER.
Conservative therapy consists of:
- Physical exercises.
- Electrical stimulation.
One of the used methods in our center is SCHROTH SCOLIOSIS METHOD. The Schroth Method is a nonsurgical option for scoliosis treatment. It uses exercises customized for each patient to return the curved spine to a more natural position. The goal of Schroth exercises is to de-rotate, elongate and stabilize the spine in a three-dimensional plane. This is achieved through physical therapy that focuses on:
·Restoring muscular symmetry and alignment of posture
·Breathing into the concave side of the body
·Teaching you to be aware of your posture
·Besides the correction of the curve, outcomes of a Schroth program may include:
·Improved posture ·Improved core stability and strength
·Improved overall movement pattern and function.
·Improved self-management and understanding of the spine.
·Better pelvis alignment
The main goal of Schroth exercises is to prevent scoliosis from advancing. Depending on your age, bone maturity and the degree of curvature, bracing may also be a part of the treatment. Schroth-specific breathing complements the bracing as children are taught to breathe within their custom brace. Managing scoliosis with the Schroth Method and bracing may be an option for patients who want to avoid surgery. However, a long-term commitment to the Schroth guidelines is necessary to make this treatment successful.