• Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Urology
  • Radiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Home Visit Physiotherapy
  • Cosmetic Services

Orthopedics

Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.

Wellmed Orthopedic Center will offer care for patients of all ages, young athletes with sports injuries to older people with arthritis and osteoporosis as well as special care of children with spine and limb deformities.

Orthopaedic Care

  • Infective arthritis
  • Metabolic bone diseases: including osteoporosis or diseases resulting in reduction in bone mass
  • Non-surgical metabolic bone disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Tendon inflammation
  • Low back pain
  • Generiled aches & pains
  • Vitamin D deficiency

Low Backache and neck pain

Pain is our body's way of telling us it needs attention. The two primary symptoms of all spine-related conditions are neck and back pain. Neck and back pain can be caused by strain from repetitive use or overextension, or may result from traumatic injury.

Pain is our body's way of telling us it needs attention. The two primary symptoms of all spine-related conditions are neck and back pain. Neck and back pain can be caused by strain from repetitive use or overextension, or may result from traumatic injury.

Many different tissues can be damaged in a back injury. A fall from a height, can cause severe compression injury and crush the body of a vertebra. A severe twisting injury can fracture the bony arch of one of the vertebrae. Abnormal movements can strain any of the ligaments guarding the spinal joints. If a spinal joint is damaged, the muscles over it usually go into spasm, to fix the joint in a form of natural splint. This response stiffens that part of your back, creating even more pain if you then try to move it against the limiting factor of the tightened muscles.

The discs between your vertebral bones can be damaged in a variety of ways. As you get older, the danger of disc damage increases, because the annulus fibrosus (strong outer part), begins to degenerate, and the inner nucleus pulposus loses its pliability and water-holding capacity.

The neck (cervical spine) is part of the spine and encloses and protects the cervical spinal cord. Neck pain, therefore, is often a response from similar conditions that cause other back pain. Also, like back pain, neck pain may cause referred symptoms, or radiation, along your arm into your hand. A ligament strain or minor damage to a cervical (neck) disc can cause intermittent symptoms that can be relieved by altering the position of the neck. A major disc problem more often causes unremitting pain.

Headaches and dizziness can also be caused by neck problems, either through spasm in the neck muscles or because the injury is interfering with the normal motion of the vertebrae.

Wear-and-tear arthritis can develop in the neck joints, causing pain in the neck with or without referred symptoms in the arms. It is important to maintain as much mobility and strength in the neck as you comfortably can, while avoiding stressing the joints with heavy loading or strenuous sports. Your doctor will advise you on the type and amount of exercise you should be doing on the basis of your symptoms and the changes visible on your xrays.

Specific services we offer for neck and spine disorders:
  • Epidural injection
  • Selective nerve root block for neck and back pain
  • Disc surgery

Arthritis of Various Joints

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.

Uric acid crystals, which form when there's too much uric acid in your blood, can cause gout. Infections or underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus, can cause other types of arthritis.

Risk factors for arthritis include:

Family history: Some types of arthritis run in families, so you may be more likely to develop arthritis if your parents or siblings have the disorder.

Age: Increasing age increases the risk of many types of arthritis — including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Gender: Women are more likely than men to develop rheumatoid arthritis, while men are more likely to develop arthritis related to gout and abnormal uric acid levels.

Previous joint injury: People who have injured a joint (may be sport related) are more likely to develop arthritis in that joint.

Obesity. Overweight puts stress on joints, particularly your knees, hips and spine. Obese people have a higher risk of developing arthritis.

The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. The common signs and symptoms include: Pain, Stiffness, Swelling, Redness, Decreased range of motion.

Treatments vary depending on the type of arthritis. The main goals of arthritis treatments are to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Specific services we offer:
  • Various types of joint injections
  • Joint replacement surgery

Tendon Inflammation/ Tear

Tendons are strands of connective tissue between muscles and bones that help you move. Tendonitis (tendinitis) is a condition where this connective tissues (tendons) suffer from inflammation or irritation and swell.

This condition usually happens after a repetitive strain or overuse injury. It’s common in your shoulders, elbows and knees. If you have tendonitis, you’ll feel pain and soreness around your affected joint, usually near where the tendon attaches to the bone. Tendonitis can be either acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).

Some of the most common types of tendonitis include:
  • Tennis elbow.
  • Golfer’s elbow.
  • Pitcher’s shoulder.
  • Swimmer’s shoulder.
  • Runner’s knee (jumper’s knee).
  • The most common symptoms of tendonitis include:
  • Pain at the site of your tendon and the surrounding area. This pain can get worse when you move.
  • Stiff joints or difficulty moving your joints.
  • Hearing and feeling a cracking or popping sensation when you move.
  • Swelling, often with skin discoloration (red to purple or darker than your natural skin tone).

The pain you feel with tendonitis may be gradual or sudden and severe, especially if you have calcium deposits. Calcium deposits are a buildup of calcium in your tissues that looks like firm white to yellow bumps on your skin. These bumps can cause itchy skin.

Specific services we offer for Tendon related issues:
  • Fluroscopic/ ultrasound guided injection to various tendons
  • Surgical repair of severed (cut) tendons

Foot/ Hand Injuries/ Conditions and Trauma Care

  • Surgical correction of hand trauma and ligamentous inflammatory conditions
  • Trauma care of various fractures, open and surgical fixation

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens your bones. It makes your bones thinner and less dense than they should be. People with osteoporosis are much more likely to experience broken bones (bone fractures).

Osteoporosis is common in people over 50. Experts estimate half of all female and 1/4 of all men over 50 have osteoporosis. Studies have found that 1 in 3 adults over 50 who don’t have osteoporosis, yet have some degree of reduced bone density called osteopenia. If it’s not treated, osteopenia can become osteoporosis.

Even though osteoporosis doesn’t directly cause symptoms, you might notice a few changes in your body that can mean your bones are losing strength or density. These warning signs of osteoporosis can include:

  • Losing an inch or more of your height.
  • Changes in your natural posture (stooping or bending forward more).
  • Shortness of breath (if disks in spine are compressed enough to reduce lung capacity).
  • Lower back pain (pain in your lumbar spine).

It might be hard to notice changes in your own physical appearance. A loved one may be more likely to see changes in your body (especially your height or posture). People sometimes joke about older adults “shrinking” as they age, but this can be a sign that you should visit a healthcare provider for a bone density test.

Some groups of people are more likely to experience it, including:
  • Anyone over 50.
  • Females, esp. postmenopause.
  • People with a family history of osteoporosis.
  • People who are naturally thin or who have “smaller frames.”
  • People who smoke or use tobacco products.

Some health conditions can make you more likely to develop osteoporosis, including: Endocrine disorders — any condition that affects your parathyroid glands, thyroid gland and diabetes. Gastrointestinal diseases (like celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease, IBD). Autoimmune disorders that affect your bones (like rheumatoid arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis — arthritis that affects your spine). Blood disorders (or cancers that affect your blood like multiple myeloma).

Specific services we offer:
  • Osteoporosis care

Sports Medicine

It is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Sport and Exercise Medicine has emerged as a distinct entity in health care. We are Specialising in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals, Our doctor treats injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems, but may also treat chronic illnesses that can affect physical performance.

Arthroscopy & Sports Injuries

Our orthopedic department provides medical care to athletes and non‐athletic people of all ages. We understand the need for quick recovery and pain management in sports injuries and our sports medicine team works with our orthopedic surgeon to put our patient's health back on track.

Our orthopedic and sports medicine consultant Dr Syeed Ahmed has more than 35 years experience in this field and trained in several apex centers worldwide. He is also popular to his patients due to the empathy and care he offers in addition to clinical expertise.

Using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques and the latest imaging techniques, Dr will offer consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries without restricting the activity of the patient and reducing recovery time.

Arthroscopy is an endoscopic procedure used to diagnose and treat problems related to the our body joints like torn ligaments or cartilages. The word arthroscopy is derived from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally stands for “to look within the joint.” Using this procedure surgeon can visualize the inside of the joint through a small cut. The surgeon can then repair the damage in the joint using very thin surgical instruments. Arthroscopy is now the most commonly performed orthopedic surgical procedure and is used both as a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic tool for different orthopedic joint disorders including traumatic joint injuries.

Specific services we offer for sports injuries:
  • Shoulder Joint: Arthroscopic acromioplasty + Rotator cuff tear repair
  • Knee Joint: Arthroscopic meniscus/ ACI ligamentous repair
  • Ankle Joint: Arthroscopic/ open ligaments reconstruction and chondral repair

Our fully equipped Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy unit provide individualized care and continued support during recovery from these injuries and related surgery.

General Medicine

General Medicine is a branch of medicine focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases. We offer general medicine services including detailed health checkups.

Who is a General Physician?

A general physician is a doctor with whom you can discuss almost all health aspects and who can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.A General Physician Dr is a highly trained doctor who provides various non-surgical health care treatment services for many health issues.

Role of General Practitioner in modern healthcare

General Physicians play a pivotal role as the first point of contact for patients seeking medical care. With their comprehensive knowledge and versatile skills, these medical professionals are the cornerstone of effective healthcare delivery.

Diagnostic Mastery: GPs are skilled diagnosticians, adept at identifying symptoms, conducting physical examinations, and utilizing diagnostic tools to reach accurate conclusions about patients' health conditions.

Holistic Care: GPs consider patients' overall well-being, taking into account physical, mental, and emotional factors to develop comprehensive treatment plans that promote overall health.

Preventive Care: One of the most crucial responsibilities of GPs is preventive care. They educate patients about healthy lifestyle choices, recommend vaccinations, and conduct regular check-ups to catch potential health issues before they escalate.

Treatment and Management: GPs manage a wide array of medical conditions, offering both short-term solutions and long-term management plans. They prescribe medications, suggest therapies, and coordinate with specialists when needed.

Referrals and Coordination: When faced with complex medical cases, GPs may refer patients to specialists. They act as the point of coordination, ensuring seamless communication among specialists to provide comprehensive care.

Patient Education: GPs empower patients by explaining medical conditions, treatment options, and the importance of adherence to prescribed plans. This education fosters informed decision-making and active participation in healthcare.

Emergency Care: GPs are often the first responders in emergency situations, offering critical initial care and stabilizing patients before they are transferred to specialized facilities.

Chronic Disease Management: GPs play a vital role in managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. They monitor patients' conditions over time, adjusting treatment plans as needed.

Community Health Advocacy: GPs actively engage in community health initiatives, advocating for preventive measures, organizing health campaigns, and raising awareness about prevalent health concerns.

Continual Learning: The field of medicine is ever-evolving, and GPs stay up-to-date with the latest medical advancements through continuous learning, attending conferences, and engaging in professional development.

Who is a General Physician?

The following are some of the many medical requirements that a general physician is equipped to handle:

  • Reviewing a patient’s medical history, ascertaining and recording their symptoms
  • Diagnosing diseases or ailments by conducting appropriate tests including ultrasounds, lab tests, X-rays, etc
  • Providing emergency medical care until a team of specialists arrives
  • Managing and bringing together an interdisciplinary team of doctors for patient care
  • Ensuring follow-up treatments and care for the patient
  • Administering the right drugs and treatment on patients
  • Provide emotional support to the patient and their family

10 Tips For Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle and Body Weight

1. Measure and Watch Your Weight

Keeping track of your body weight on a daily or weekly basis will help you see what you’re losing and/or whatyou’re gaining.

2. Limit Unhealthy Foods and Eat Healthy Meals

Do not forget to eat breakfast and choose a nutritious meal with more protein and fiber and less fat, sugar, andcalories. For more information on weight-control foods and dietary recommendations, please check the followingwebsite:www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-causes/diet-and-weight/

3. Take Multivitamin Supplements

To make sure you have sufficient levels of nutrients, taking a daily multivitamin supplement is a good idea,especially when you do not have a variety of vegetables and fruits at home. Many micronutrients are vital to yourimmune system, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E, as well as zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and magnesium.

However, there’s currently NO available evidence that adding any supplements or “miracle mineral supplements”to your diet will help protect you from the virus or increase recovery. In some cases, high doses of vitamins can bebad for your health.

4. Drink Water and Stay Hydrated, and Limit Sugared Beverages

Drink water regularly to stay healthy, but there is NO evidence that drinking water frequently (e.g. every 15minutes) can help prevent any viral infection. For more information on drinking water and coronavirus, pleasecheck the following EPA website:www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

5. Exercise Regularly and Be Physically Active

Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. This includes exercise and activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and engaging in recreational pursuits. The amount of physical activity you need depends on your age group but adults aged 18-64 years should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week. Increase moderate-intensity physical activity to 300 minutes per week for additional health benefits.

Since the COVID Pandemic, at-home workouts have emerged as a good idea and gained popularity. But you can also walk your dog or run outside. Be sure youknow what’s going on in your area and if there are any restrictions or mandatory self-quarantines. For moreinformation on how to stay physically active while at home, please check the ACSM website:www.acsm.org/read-research/newsroom/news-releases/news-etail/2020/03/16/staying-physically-active-during-covid-19-pandemic

6. Reduce Sitting and Screen Time

Exercise can’t immunize you from your sedentary time. Even people who exercise regularly could be at increasedrisk for diabetes and heart disease and stroke if they spend lots of time sitting behind computers. Practicallyspeaking, you could consider taking breaks from sedentary time, such as walking around the office/room a coupleof times in a day.

7. Get Enough Good Sleep

There is a very strong connection between sleep quality and quantity and your immune system. You can keep yourimmune system functioning properly by getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night. For more information,please check the CDC website:www.cdc.gov/sleep/index.html

8. Go Easy on Alcohol and Stay Sober, Refrain from Smoking

Drinking alcohol does not protect you from the coronavirus infection. Don’t forget that those alcohol calories canadd up quickly. Alcohol should always be consumed in moderation. Please see the recommendations by the AHA:www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/alcohol-and-heart-health

Smoking tobacco causes NCDs such as lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Tobacco kills not only the direct smokers but even non-smokers through second-hand exposure.If you are currently a smoker, it’s not too late to quit. Once you do, you will experience immediate and long-term health benefits. If you are not a smoker, that’s great! Do not start smoking and fight for your right to breathe tobacco-smoke-free air.

9. Find Ways to Manage Your Emotions

It is common for people to have feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty during a pandemic. To minimizestress-related weight gain, you use this information about stress and coping provided by the CDC:www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.

10. Use an App to Keep Track of Your Movement, Sleep, and Heart Rate, Check Blood Pressure

Various Apps are available currently to track one’s day to day activities and these can help adhering to a healthy lifestyle habits.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is called a “silent killer”. This is because many people who have hypertension may not be aware of the problem as it may not have any symptoms. If left uncontrolled, hypertension can lead to heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. Have your blood pressure checked regularly by a health worker so you know your numbers. If your blood pressure is high, get the advice of a health worker. This is vital in the prevention and control of hypertension.

Why it’s important to do Health Check-ups?

Regular check-ups can help find health problems before they start. We can help by identifying health issues early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.

Getting yourself tested is an important step in knowing your health status, especially when it comes to HIV, hepatitis B, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB). Left untreated, these diseases can lead to serious complications and even death. Knowing your status means you will know how to either continue preventing these diseases or, if you find out that you’re positive, get the care and treatment that you need.

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defences to build protection against diseases like cervical cancer, cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis B, influenza, measles, mumps, pneumonia, polio, rabies, rubella, tetanus, typhoid, and yellow fever.

Urology

General Urology

Management of common urological diseases including urinary tract infections, difficulty in urination and related problems, urinary incontinence, testicular and scrotal problems, management of kidney (renal) cysts, uroflow and urodynamic studies

Kidney and Urinary Stones

Detailed assessment of kidney and urinary stones, treatment of kidney stones including latest treatments with endoscopy, laser, PCNL, laparoscopy, and metabolic profile assessment

Prostate

Detailed assessment of prostate issues including prostatitis and prostate enlargement (BPH), endourology procedures, latest treatments including Lasers and Rezum Treatment

Urethra

Management of urethral strictures including endoscopic surgery and urethroplasty

Urological Cancers

Screening, In Depth Assessment and Management of Kidney, Ureter, Bladder, Prostate, Testis, Penis Cancers including latest treatment options, Transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies, Intravesical Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy For Bladder Cancers

Children Urology

Management of different urological problems in the children including urinary tract infections, stones, bedwetting, lack of urine control, endoscopy and laparoscopy for urological problems in children including undescended testis, vesicoureteral reflux, pelviureteric obstructions, MCU and Urethrograms, Plastibell and Surgical Circumcision, Hypospadius repairs

Female Urology

Detailed assessment and management of urinary incontinence, urodynamic studies, Botox treatments for bladder, sling surgeries for stress incontinence, suprapubic catheter insertions

Andrology & Male Infertility

Detailed assessment and management of men’s health issues, sexual health issues, erection problems, male infertility including microsurgery, latest techniques for vasectomy and vas reversal, penile implant, circumcision

STD

Screening and management of STDs, management of HPV warts

Radiology

Ultrasound (also called sonography or ultrasonography) is a noninvasive imaging test. An ultrasound picture is called a sonogram. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create real-time pictures or video of internal organs or other soft tissues, such as blood vessels.

Ultrasound enables healthcare providers to “see” details of soft tissues inside your body without making any incisions (cuts). And unlike X-rays, ultrasound doesn’t use radiation.

Although most people associate ultrasound with pregnancy, healthcare providers use ultrasound for many different situations and to look at several different parts of the inside of your body.

Uses of Ultrasound In Common Practice

There are three main categories of ultrasound imaging, including:

  • Pregnancy ultrasound (prenatal ultrasound).
  • Diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Ultrasound guidance for procedures.

Healthcare providers often use ultrasound (often called prenatal or obstetric ultrasound) to monitor you and the fetus during pregnancy. Providers use prenatal ultrasound to:

  • To confirm pregnancy.
  • To check number of fetuses (single or twins)
  • Estimate duration of pregnancy and the gestational age of the fetus.
  • Check the fetal growth and position.
  • See the fetal movement and heart rate.
  • Check for birth defects in fetus
  • Check the amount of amniotic fluid

Diagnostic ultrasounds are used to view internal parts of body to see if something is wrong or not working properly. This test helps in understanding the reasons for the symptoms, such as unexplained pain, masses (lumps) or what may be causing an abnormal blood test. Different types of diagnostic ultrasounds include Abdominal ultrasound, Kidney ultrasound, Breast ultrasound, Pelvic Ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound (special ultrasound that helps detect movement of blood in the various parts of body).

A common use of ultrasound is to guide needle placement to sample fluid or tissue from:

  • Tendons
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Cysts or fluid collections.
  • Soft-tissue masses.
  • Organs (liver, kidney or prostate).
  • Transplant organs (liver, kidney or pancreas)

Thereby, various procedures can be performed and this can help in both diagnosing and treating.

What is the difference between a 3D ultrasound and a 4D ultrasound?

For ultrasounds during pregnancy, the traditional ultrasound is a two-dimensional (2D) image of the fetus. 2D ultrasound produces outlines and flat-looking images, which allows your healthcare provider to see the fetus's internal organs and structures.

Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound allows the visualization of some facial features of the fetus and possibly other body parts such as fingers and toes. Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound is 3D ultrasound in motion.

Providers rarely use 3D or 4D fetal ultrasound imaging for medical purposes, though it can be useful in diagnosing a facial or skeletal issue. They do, however, use 3D ultrasound for other medical purposes, such as evaluating uterine polyps and fibroids

Are ultrasounds safe?

Yes, research to date has largely shown ultrasound technology to be safe with no harmful side effects. Ultrasound doesn’t use radiation, unlike some other medical imaging tests, such as X-rays and CT scans.

Is an ultrasound painful?

Ultrasounds that are performed externally (over your skin) are generally not painful. You won’t feel the sound waves that ultrasound uses. If you have to have a full bladder for the procedure, it may be uncomfortable. It may also be uncomfortable to lay on the exam table if you’re pregnant. Ultrasounds that go inside body cavities, such as your vagina or rectum, may be uncomfortable, but they shouldn’t hurt.

Physiotherapy

We specialise in helping recovery from and management of injuries, conditions and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Our physiotherapy experts help with an initial one-to-one assessment to understand the nature of the challenge we face together. Then a combination of hands-on physiotherapy treatment combined with exercise rehabilitation that helps to set and focus on achieving realistic goals.

Treatments offered:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle and tendon injuries
  • Joint and ligament sprains and strains
  • Rehabilitation following fractures and orthopaedic surgery
  • Rheumatological conditions such as osteo-arthritis
  • Nerve pain such as Sciatica
  • Fascial nerve palsy

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation:

  • Fractures/Sprains/Strains
  • Tendinitis / Bursitis/ Capsulitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Arthritis
  • Amputation
  • Acute chronic musculoskeletal conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Pre and post surgical care (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Joints Replacement, etc.)
  • Acute and chronic Pain Management
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Orthotics and Prosthetics Fitting
  • Massage Therapy

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation:

  • Cardiac Rehab Therapy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Recovering from open heart surgery (coronary artery bypass or valve surgery)
  • Recovering from heart transplantation
  • Post-acute myocardial infarction
  • Post Balloon Angioplasty or Coronary Stenting

Physical Therapy for Neurological Problems:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-neurosurgical condition
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis/cerebritis

Pulmonary Rehab Therapy:

  • Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Occupational and environmental lung disease
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Pre/post operative lung disease
  • Lung cancer

Physical Therapy for Orthopaedic Problems:

  • Assessment and treatment of patients with illness/disability with physical, age-related, developmental impairments or neurological problems such as activity daily living, hand functions, adaptative device and hand splints.
  • Creative physical, social and recreational activities to promote a high level of independence.
  • Assessment and treatment of Cerebral Palsy child & low Development, Downs's syndrome.

Spinal Rehabilitation

Exercise and movement has been shown to be beneficial for anybody suffering with low back pain.

Spinal rehabilitation can be done on a one to one basis but we also have a Spinal Fitness Class for anybody who has had low back pain and wants to get back to feeling fit and strong.

Benefits of spinal rehabilitation:

  • Increase core strength
  • Increase general fitness
  • Increase spinal flexibility
  • Reduce recurrence of low back pain
  • Increase confidence in movement
  • Increase feeling of well-being
  • Reduce tiredness/feeling low

Pediatric Rehab

Children under 16 can be troubled with many musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory problems similar to adults.

We are able to provide treatment to children and obviously dependant on your child's problem can provide you with specialist physiotherapy treatment with one of our physiotherapists.

Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Common Psychiatry Disorders

Some of the commonly encountered psychiatric disorders (also known as mental health issues and illnesses) are mentioned below.

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health disorders that includes:
  • generalised anxiety disorders
  • social phobias
  • specific phobias (for example, agoraphobia and claustrophobia)
  • panic disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to significant impairment on people’s daily lives.

Panick Attacks are common symptom of anxiety

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of intense terror that may occur in certain situations or for no apparent reason. A panic attack does not mean a person is necessarily suffering an anxiety disorder. However, a panic attack is a common feature of each type of anxiety disorder.

Symptoms of a panic attack may include:
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • rapid heartbeat
  • choking
  • nausea

The cause of panic attacks is unknown, but they may be related to a chemical response in the brain, caused by actual threatening or stressful events or by thinking about stressful events. The brain response leads to physiological changes in the body, such as shallow breathing and rapid heartbeat.

Panic attacks can be frightening. Some people say they feel like they are going to die or go crazy. People affected by panic attacks may avoid situations in which they think attacks might occur. In some cases, this may lead to the development of other anxiety disorders including agoraphobia.

Behavioural and emotional disorders in children

Common behaviour disorders in children include:
  • oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • conduct disorder (CD)
  • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Depression

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by lowering of mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, and reduced energy. It is not just feeling sad. There are different types and symptoms of depression. There are varying levels of severity and symptoms related to depression. Symptoms of depression can lead to increased risk of suicidal thoughts or behaviours.

Bipolar affective disorder

Bipolar affective disorder is a type of mood disorder, previously referred to as ‘manic depression’. A person with bipolar disorder experiences episodes of mania (elation) and depression. The person may or may not experience psychotic symptoms. The exact cause is unknown, but a genetic predisposition has been clearly established. Environmental stressors can also trigger episodes of this mental illness.

Dissociation and dissociative disorders

Dissociation is a mental process where a person disconnects from their thoughts, feelings, memories or sense of identity. Dissociative disorders include dissociative amnesia, depersonalisation disorder and dissociative identity disorder.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia nervosa and other binge eating disorders. Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and genders, and can have serious psychological and physical consequences.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. Obsessions are recurrent thoughts, images or impulses that are intrusive and unwanted. Compulsions are time-consuming and distressing repetitive rituals.

Paranoia

Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are ‘out to get you’. Paranoia may be a symptom of conditions including paranoid personality disorder, delusional (paranoid) disorder and schizophrenia.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop as a response to people who have experienced any traumatic event. This can be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war-related events or torture, or natural disasters such as bushfires or floods.

Psychosis

People affected by psychosis can experience delusions, hallucinations and confused thinking. Psychosis can occur in a number of mental illnesses, including drug-induced psychosis, schizophrenia and mood disorders.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a complex psychotic disorder characterised by disruptions to thinking and emotions, and a distorted perception of reality. Symptoms of schizophrenia vary widely but may include hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, social withdrawal, lack of motivation and impaired thinking and memory.People with schizophrenia have a high risk of suicide. Schizophrenia is not a split personality.

Mental health issues and illnesses can affect working and personal relationships. They can affect own-self and family harmony.

Why is it important to talk about mental health?

Mental health is a crucial part of overall health, yet it is often a hushed topic of discussion — if it’s even discussed at all. This is largely due to the stigma that has long surrounded mental illnesses. Mental disorders are actually quite common and there is treatment to help with recovery. The stigma, however, often prevents people from seeking treatment, which can isolate them even more and worsen their conditions. Talking about mental health helps improve our communities by making it more acceptable for those suffering from mental illnesses to seek help, learn to cope, and get on the road to recovery.

In addition, mental health isn’t just about mental illnesses. It’s also about maintaining a positive state of wellbeing. Talking about mental health helps improve our communities by helping members maintain positive mental health, and a community of people in good mental health creates a more productive and collaborative environment.

How can I help a friend or family member who has or may have a mental health issue?

Learning the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other common mental health illnesses can help you spot potential mental health issues. If you’re concerned, talk to your loved one and encourage him or her to speak with a mental health professional.

How can I maintain positive mental health?

Being mentally healthy allows you to realize your own potential and help with that of your community’s. Proactive ways to maintain positive mental health include exercising, getting adequate sleep, learning how to cope with life’s stresses, connecting with other people, and speaking with a mental health professional when you need it.

What treatments are available?

Our high experienced consultant Psychiatrist offers detailed evaluation for these conditions. Counselling, medication, or both can help you treat mental illness.

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease and forms an integral part in many traditional medicine systems. The healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It makes use of the body's reaction to hot and cold stimuli, to the protracted application of heat, to the pressure exerted by the water, and to the sensation of the water itself.

Conditions Helped by Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is used to treat many illnesses and conditions including:

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Colds
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Joint, muscle, and nerve problems
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress

It is also commonly used for relaxation and to maintain a person's state of health. Hydrotherapy is also excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

The benefits of hydrotherapy include:

  • Reduced pain
  • Re- education and encouragement of normal movement
  • Improved walking technique
  • Improved aerobic fitness levels.
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Increased strength of weak muscles
  • Increased range of movement of joint
  • Improve independence and function.
  • Mobilizing and lengthening of muscle
  • Improve the self-confidence
  • Reduce the fear of falling.
  • A relaxing and calming experience

What health conditions can improve with hydrotherapy

  • BACK PAIN ⁄SCIATICA ⁄LUMBAR INSTABILITY
  • NECK,SHOULDER AND ARM PAIN
  • BALANCE⁄COORDINATION PROBLEMS
  • OSTEOARTHRITIS.
  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & FIBROMYALGIA
  • ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS
  • PARKINSONS’S DISEASE
  • STROKE
  • CEREBRAL PALSY
  • REHABILITATION AFTER BONE FRACTURE
  • STRESS AND DEPRESSION

Physiological effects of hydrotherapy

  • CLEANSING EFFECTS
    • Water can be used as a cleanser.
    • Water is most commonly used as cleansing agent forskin.
    • Hydrating effects and friction of water used to soften and remove the dedris
  • MUSCULOSKELETAL EFFECTS
    • Decrease weight bearing (Arthritis)
    • Increase the blood flow to muscles
    • Muscle strengthening
    • Ligamentous instability
    • Other degenerative conditions
  • RESPIRATORY EFFECTS
    • Immersion of the whole body in water increase the work of breathing.
    • Hydrostatic pressure on the chest wall increases the resistance to lungs expansion.
  • RENAL EFFECTS
    • Increase sodium and potassium excretion.
    • Increase urine production.
    • May be used to treat the patient with hypertension and peripheral edema
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS
    • Water immersion can be invigorating and relaxing

    CILINICAL USES

    • Pain control
      • Increase sensory stimulation to peripheral mechanoreceptors.
      • Cold water decreases inflammation.
      • Decreases weight – bearing.
    • Edema control
      • Water immersion has shown to reduce peripheral edema.
      • This effects is due to hydrotherapy pressure.
      • Contrast baths are frequently used to control edema.
    • Wound care
      • Cleansing properties facilitate.
      • Rehydration.
      • Softening and debridement of necrotic tissue.
      • Removal of wound debris
      • Hydrostatic pressure and heat increase circulation.
      • Provides moist environment to optimize healing

    Temperature Range

    • Cold (32-79⁰)
      Acute inflammation
    • Ted (79-92⁰)
      Exercise
      Acute inflammation if cold not tolerated
    • Neutral warmth (92 96⁰F)
      Open wound
      Medically compromised patients
      Decrease tone

    Temperature Range

    • Mild warmth(96-98⁰)
      Increase mobility
      Burn
    • Hot (99-104⁰)
      Pain
      Increase ROM
      Increase soft tissue extensibility
    • Very Hot (104 -110⁰)
      Limited body area
      Chronic condition

    Safety considerations for hydrotherapy

    • Prevention of falls
    • Precautions for prevention of drowning
    • Electrical safety

    Contraindications for hydrotherapy

    • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    • DIABETIC WOUND
    • BALANCE DISORDER
    • INFLUENZA
    • FEVER
    • SKIN CONDITIONS
    • URINARY INCONTINENCE
    • OPEN WOUNDS
    • RECENT SURGERY
    • HYDROPHOBIC

Home Visit Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is often seen as something that can only be accessed if people can make it to the clinic. However, on certain occasions one may be unable to travel to a clinic, suffer from an injury that limits mobility, is a senior citizen, or have been involved in a car accident or simply want the convenience of having therapy in the comfort of one’s home. Fortunately, many physiotherapy services can be carried out in a person’s home. Home based physio may greatly help people with mobility problems or long-term conditions that affect mobility.

Our home-based physiotherapy services can help people having difficulty with their day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in and out of bed. Availing this service, anyone suffering from balance problems, have had falls or a recent operation, can regain strength, balance, mobility and confidence around their home and outdoors.

Visits to the home can additionally help by providing a risk assessment and advice to make their home environment safer especially after a fall. We can also provide ergonomic advice to help make daily tasks easier to do. Sometimes having someone present in your premises can increase confidence in getting around and this can be life changing and really help boost confidence.

Physiotherapy in the home can also help those with Breathing problems such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Alzheimer’s Disease or Parkinson’s Disease. Research shows that a tailored, supervised exercise programme in these areas can help improve people’s day to day function and slow down the progression of long-term conditions

All home-based physio visits are set around goals agreed by the patient and therapist with the ultimate aim of improving that individual’s quality of life. They are paced as per the health conditions of the patient and are patient-friendly. Various hands-on treatments can also be administered in the home including massage and joint mobilisations, which aid one’s recovery. Visits are fitted around the individual and relatives or spouses can be present as often their input and help is valuable. In some cases, we can help teach relatives in techniques that will help aid a person’s recovery or ongoing maintenance.

Our compassionate physiotherapists can attend any nursing or residential home in the kingdom. They will work with care staff to ensure you receive the very best advice regarding mobility. Our older people physiotherapy services within nursing and residential homes can include:

  • Group exercise classes
  • New resident assessments
  • Resident mobility care planning
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Mobility and walking aid assessment
  • 1:1 treatment / exercise sessions
  • On or off-site Occupational Health Physiotherapy services for employee wellbeing and sickness absence

Cosmetic Services

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