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Developmental Health Centers

0 to 3 Years Developmental Health Center ( D H C )

Dr. A Jagadish ,Neonate & Paediatric Early Interventionist (Neuro Developmental Disabilities ) from Hyderabad,India and Dr Meena Chintapalli Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrician ,San Antonio,Texas,USA are developing Apollo based 0-3 Years Developmental Health Centers to optimize learning in all domains of learning ( Physical health, Social Emotional Learning, Language and Literacy, and Cognitive Learning),  holistic health and prevent many common Learning, Emotional and Neurodevelopmental Disorders like Autism Spectrum (ASD) and ADHD. This is a vision and mission-driven approach in early interventions based on the neuroscience research and evidence-based data, with 38+ years of experience,  to assure holistic health and optimize and extract the inherent potentials in early child developmental trajectory.  We believe that all children deserve to reach their highest potential, express their inherent talents, and be productive in society. Educare is root word for education that extracts inherent strengths with positive character development. Curriculum is designated as Educare Nurture Curriculum for Multi -Sensory Integration.  Health is “Physical, Intellectual, Psychological, Social - Emotional and Spiritual wellness”. Any gaps in the above mentioned domains of health leads to some or other health related disorders and we can prevent through education and optimize the early brain structural and functional pathways that are formed...
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Pediatrics Specialist

Dr. Meena Chintapalli – Developmental pediatrician

Dr. Meena Chintapalli graduated from Gandhi Medical College in 1975.  She completed her Pediatrics residency in Washington D.C. and received additional training in Ambulatory Pediatrics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1978-1980) Dr. Chintapalli developed a mission-driven approach to pediatric practice.  She believes that all children deserve to reach their highest potential, and as part of her counseling with patients and their parents, fosters family unity, engagement, and nurture.  Through this approach, she has seen incredible results among her patients dealing with wide-ranging issues from developmental and learning disorders, to emotional and behavioral concerns. She worked on early child developmental disorders in emotional child trauma since 1979 and continued her vision and mission till the early child brain network development research on data was available to public in 1997. She had integrated the knowledge of early brain structure and function formation 0-3 years through experiences and specially worked on connecting the available cells in extreme low birth weight infants post NICU care, in emotional trauma, physical abuse and adverse experiences to prevent neuro developmental disorders.IN this quest for integrating behavioral health in primary care settings also developed successful interventions and better outcomes for Autism Spectrum Disorder children , ADHD...
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Dr. A. Jagadish

Dr. A. Jagadish – Sr Consultant Neonate And Paediatric Early Interventionist

Dr. A. Jagadish - Sr Consultant  Neonate & Paediatric Early Interventionist (Neuro Developmental Disabilities) APOKOS 0- 3 YRS DEVELOPMENTAL HEALTH CENTRE (D H C ) & Sr.Visiting Consultant, Dept of Paediatrics, APOKOS Institute of Medical Sciences & Research ,Hyderabad Dr. A.Jagadish, is a reputed Sr.Visiting consultant Newborn & Paediatric Early Interventionist (Neuro Developmental Disabilities) at Dept of Paediatrics, APOKOS Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, APOKOS Health City ,Hyderabad. And also he is serving & coordinating  the National Health Mission (NHM) project,Govt of Telangana state . He is a certified Master Trainer in Autism Tools from Paed.Neurology , All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS ) ,New Delhi & certified Master Trainer in Early Intervention(Neuro Developmental Disabilities) and his speciality is  Neuro developmental Assessment,Planning and Early Intervention to Intra Uterine Growth Retardation  children at risk , high risk in 0 to 3 years age group in NICU & Neuro developmental followup. His  main areas of interest are Neuro Developmental disabilities , Neuro Muscular disorders and their Early therapeutic interventional Program. And he presented papers and posters at various International & National Conferences.And  also conducted ,moderated and coordinated various International and National conferences and Workshops  on ASD,ADHD,SLD etc He  is an...
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stroke rehabilitation centre

A guide to understand Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation aids a person to get hold of their life back to the optimum. Rehab can assist one in more than one aspect, taking into account their physical, emotional and social sense. Retrieving from a stroke can be a strenuous process requiring patience, hard work, commitment and most importantly, professional care. How does a stroke rehabilitation centre work? Stroke rehabilitation centres have multidisciplinary approaches, depending on different body types, comorbidities  and the kind of impairment that has been caused by the stroke.  Physical activities include: Motor-skill exercises. These exercises are designed to improve muscle strength and coordination. ADLs Training. A occupational therapist trains the patients in performing activities of daily living independently.  Mobility training. A person might be trained to use mobility aids, such as a walker, canes, wheelchair if need be.  Technology-assisted physical activities might include: Functional electrical stimulation. Electricity is applied to weakened muscles for strengthening Robotic training. Robotic machines are used for precise ,repetitive and more efficient movements. Cognitive and emotional activities might include: Therapy for cognitive disorders. Psychologist ,Occupational therapy and speech therapy can together assist in recovering from the loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment and safety awareness. Behaviour therapy. Cognitive behaviour...
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physiotherapy rehabilitation centre

How does Physiotherapy help in paralysis?

Our physiological function and emotional response are controlled by the communication between the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (consisting of the sensory nerves). Any disruption in this communication or nerve impulses from the brain to muscles could affect muscle control and limb function adversely. This, in turn, leads to loss of coordination, muscle weakness and other physical impairments which could gradually progress to paralysis. An effective stroke rehabilitation program is thus crucial for paralysis cure. Paralysis occurs due to the damage to the nervous system or injury to the spinal cord. Sometimes even a stroke can be the underlying cause of paralysis whereby the brain is deprived of oxygen and this leads to neurological malfunctions. There is no certified treatment for paralysis cure. However, physiotherapy can go a long way in normalizing the patient’s limb function and muscle strength. Physiotherapy for paralysis is one of the best treatments as the exercises are aimed towards enhancing the mobility and functionality of the person. Experienced physiotherapists assess the physiological and physical condition of the patient and then come up with physical training that best befits their situation. New modes of paralysis cure...
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How does Stroke Rehabilitation work?

Stroke Rehabilitation Stroke rehabilitation aids a person to get hold of their life back to the optimum. Rehab can assist one in more than one aspect, taking into account their physical, emotional and social sense. Retrieving from a stroke can be a strenuous process requiring patience, hard work, commitment and most importantly, professional care. Stroke rehabilitation has multidisciplinary approaches, depending on different body types, comorbidities and the kind of impairment that has been caused by the stroke. Physical activities include: Motor-skill exercises: These exercises are designed to improve muscle strength and coordination. ADLs Training: A occupational therapist trains the patients in performing activities of daily living independently. Mobility training: A person might be trained to use mobility aids, such as a walker, canes, wheelchair if need be. Technology-assisted physical activities might include: Functional electrical stimulation: Electricity is applied to weakened muscles for strengthening. Robotic training: Robotic machines are used for precise ,repetitive and more efficient movements. Cognitive and emotional activities might include: Therapy for cognitive disorders: Psychologist ,Occupational therapy and speech therapy can together assist in recovering from the loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory, processing, problem-solving, social skills, judgment and safety awareness. Behaviour therapy: Cognitive behaviour therapy helps...
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physiotherapy rehabilitation centre

How does Physiotherapy help in paralysis?

Our physiological function and emotional response are controlled by the communication between the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (consisting of the sensory nerves). Any disruption in this communication or nerve impulses from the brain to muscles could affect muscle control and limb function adversely. This, in turn, leads to loss of coordination, muscle weakness and other physical impairments which could gradually progress to paralysis. An effective stroke rehabilitation program is thus crucial for paralysis cure. Paralysis occurs due to the damage to the nervous system or injury to the spinal cord. Sometimes even a stroke can be the underlying cause of paralysis whereby the brain is deprived of oxygen and this leads to neurological malfunctions. There is no certified treatment for paralysis cure. However, Rehab physiotherapy can go a long way in normalizing the patient’s limb function and muscle strength. Physiotherapy for paralysis is one of the best treatments as the exercises are aimed towards enhancing the mobility and functionality of the person. Experienced physiotherapists assess the physiological and physical condition of the patient and then come up with physical training that best befits their situation. New modes of paralysis...
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Rehabilitation robotics Centre

Robotics is Shaping the Future of Rehabilitation

Certain medical injuries can be devastating, and patients often fall back on rehabilitation to cope up with their future. The immense progress in robotic technology has produced positive results for the healthcare industry. It has assisted patients in their journey of rehabilitation and provided the therapists with upgraded tools. Rehabilitation robotics aims to scale the benefits attained by patients during their journey of rehabilitation. This is done using certain robotic devices like an exoskeleton. The technology is designed to analyze the patient’s current physical capacity and aids in certain types of training that may extend the capacity further. Rehabilitation robotics signifies the dawn of a new era in the field of healthcare. Patients, who have suffered spinal cord injuries or strokes, can avail of the therapy of robotic devices. IS IT UPGRADING THE PROCESS OF REHABILITATION? They are of immense use when it comes to arm therapy. Arm therapy involves arm movements that can restore a patient’s shoulder, elbow, and hand. With robotic technology, the patient can be administered with various hand movements. The machine can judge the condition of the patient’s arm muscles and accordingly, exercises will be performed by the machine. Thus, arm therapy is much more efficient...
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spine rehab centre

Rehabilitation in Lumbar Spine Injuries

An intense force on the waist might lead to a lumbar spine injury which involves the five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis. The lumbar spine refers to the lowest portion of the spinal cord, consisting of the five vertebrae (L1-L5) below the thoracic section and above the minor sacral spine section. Symptoms of lumbar spine injury can range from mild pain to paraplegia with loss of function in lower limbs. With the proper recuperative measures through rehabilitation, patients can regain their independence and increase their strength and mobility. Lumbar spine rehabilitation focuses on strengthening lumbar muscles. Core exercises are done to enable spinal stabilization. An intense rehabilitation for patients who have undergone lumbar spine injuries generally involves the following treatment modalities. Core muscle strengthening: Strengthening exercises are carried out along with psychological assessment, for a holistic recovery. Human muscles are comprised of two types of muscle fibres namely slow/aerobic and fast/anaerobic. Posture and antigravity functions of the body are largely determined by slow muscle fibres whereas actions related to agility and strength are governed by the fast muscle fibres. A proper exercise program corrects muscular imbalance, leads to recruitment of muscle fibres, and strengthens muscles which helps...
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How rehabilitation helps CABG patients

WHAT IS CABG? Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the type of surgery that is performed on individuals with severe coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary artery disease. The coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart muscles. In people suffering from CHD plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. The plaque is an amalgamation of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other particles. Owing to the presence of plaque in the arteries, the normal blood flow to the heart is restricted. The reduction in blood flow because of narrowing of coronary arteries can lead to chest pain, angina, shortness of breath and even heart attack. During the CABG procedure, a healthy (plaque-free) coronary artery is connected or grafted to the blocked artery. This grafted artery or vein creates a new passage for the oxygen-rich blood to reach the heart muscles and the danger is obviated. Thus a CABG procedure creates a bypass with the healthy artery around the blocked coronary artery. REHABILITATION FOR PATIENTS AFTER CABG Cardiac rehabilitation is usually sought out by patients after they undergo a CABG procedure. Post- CABG, rehabilitation is administered to patients, which involve a systematic assessment of the patient’s physical and psychological aspects. The team...
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