FAQs About Post-Hospitalization Rehabilitation | ApoKOS Rehab
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Rehabilitation describes specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility with maximized results. Typically, rehabilitation helps an individual gain greater independence after illness, injury or surgery. Rehabilitation can also be explained as the process of helping an individual achieve the highest level of function, independence, and quality of life possible. 

The right time to shift a patient to rehab is immediately after discharge from an acute care hospital.

Rehab is a bridge for people to transit from hospital to home. It becomes difficult for a family to provide hospital like care at home. At Rehab patient are trained to regain strength and mobility post trauma or an episode by a multi-disciplinary team. Patient on tracheostomy or post trauma require intensive therapy sessions during the first three months to regain optimal function.

We have a multidisciplinary team approach where we design personalized care plan catering to individual’s goal.

We provide rehabilitation care to Neuro, Ortho, Cardiac, Pulmonology, Paediatric and Geriatric patients.

The minimum length of stay for a neuro case is 2 weeks and for ortho or cardiac case is between 7 to 10 days.

  • If the patient is in an acute care hospital, a family member can visit our centre to discuss with our Physiatrist about the patients current condition and to estimate the length of stay at the centre.
  • If the patient is at home than we would set up an appointment for assessment with our Physiatrist to determine the outcome measures.
  • We have a multidisciplinary team which functions under the guidance of a Physiatrist.
  • Advance Robotics Technology to aid and enhance the recovery process of the patient.
  • Intensivist on board to handle emergency and to provide medical treatment for existing co-morbidities.
  • State of the art facility with international standards of care and protocol.
  • Every day a patient undergoes 3 – 4 sessions based on their care plan designed by our doctors.
  • Rehabilitation is the process of Enhancing and Restoring functional ability and quality of life to those with Physical impairments and Disabilities.
  • Physiotherapy is used to help the people who are affected by injury, illness through Manual therapy, Exercises, Education. Physiotherapy treatment combines exercises to build strength and range of motion with pain relieving techniques.
  • In simpler words, Physiotherapy is a part of the rehabilitation process.

The best neurological rehabilitation centre is one that is equipped with all the proper and special equipment that can treat the patient not just physically but also mentally. The team of specialists come up with a dedicated and patient-centric treatment plan after the initial assessment of the patient’s condition. Anyone with the following ailments and health conditions should consult the experts – Transient Ischemic Attacks, spinal injury, brain injury, brain tumour, Guillain-Barre syndrome, subdural hematoma, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

some of the most commonly observed symptoms that precede a heart attack:

  • Acute chest pain
  • Upper body pain
  • Sweating, Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Troubled breathing or shortness of breath
  • A sense of dizziness

Symptoms may vary from person to person.

Recovery from heart surgery is slow and gradual, and often begins only six to eight weeks after surgery. Within the first two weeks, your appetite will slowly return to its original state. Ensuring that you have a healthy balanced diet can also assist the healing process. Start with short frequent meals and slowly build up to your recommended calorie intake. The stiffness felt in the body gradually fades away over the next month. At this time, you should take it easy and not strain yourself. It is best to start physical activity with slow monitored walks. After six to eight weeks, you can gradually start doing your day to day activities.  Maintaining a positive outlook towards life and indulging in hobbies and social activities are also central to returning to an active life.

Soon after being discharged from the hospital, patients often feel overwhelmed with fatigue and weariness. They may also lose their appetite and suffer from gastrointestinal problems like constipation. Their energy levels, too, take a major dip post bypass surgery, and take up to 2-3 weeks to reach optimum level all over again. Physical activity must be contained during the first few weeks. This will not only help the chest incision heal faster, but also prevent any unnecessary stress on the heart. As per instructions from the doctor, after the first couple of weeks, the patient is encouraged to take supervised short walks at normal or slow pace. Lifting of heavy weights is strictly prohibited. After six weeks, patients can carry on with normal daily activities and lift light weights. By twelve weeks, most patients are fully recovered to lead a normal active life.

Orthopedic rehabilitation is helpful to ensure, establish and restore the body’s functions after a musculoskeletal injury, orthopedic surgery or deformity. Whether you have suffered a serious sports-related injury or undergone an orthopedic surgical procedure, successful orthopedic rehabilitation can help you regain your normal strength and agility as well as reduce the limiting influence of pain. Here are some of the most common indications for orthopedic rehabilitation: Polytrauma Major orthopedic surgery such as knee or hip replacement Certain birth defects or genetic disorders Developmental disabilities and balance disorders Chronic back or neck pain Sports and athletic related injuries Injuries due to fracture or trauma Spinal cord injuries Amputations

Stress tests are helpful in confirming the presence of heart diseases in patients who display symptoms of the same. Stress tests can help in the following ways:

  • Overall evaluation of the heart and the blood vessels.
  • Help in diagnosing heart disease.
  • Assist in determining the extent of disease and assess the functioning of the heart under stress
  • Identify progress on the cardiac treatment and rehabilitation.

Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive program comprising of exercise, counselling, dietary monitoring and lifestyle change. Cardiac Rehabilitation may be indicated if you have:

  • Recent heart attack or history of heart problems.
  • Heart Failure.
  • Angina.
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias.
  • Recent heart bypass or valvular surgery .