REGAIN INDEPENDENCE WITH COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED SPINE INJURY REHABILITATION PROGRAM AT APOKOS
Undergo comprehensive rehabilitative care to regain independent mobility
Reduce pain. Enhance confidence. Regain independence.
Mr. Ali Salem from Kenya
Mr. Ali Salem from Kenya, who suffered an acute spinal cord injury underwent several medical treatments and therapies but none were successful. He was then introduced to ApoKOS Rehabilitation Hospital.
After undergoing treatments like Erigo, Occupational and Physical Therapies at ApoKOS, both his sitting balance and muscle strength improved.
Despite his massive spinal cord injury, he is now on the road to recovery and his 3 months at ApoKOS have given him tremendous hope. It has been a journey of compassionate rehabilitation for him that helped him regain his strength and independence.
The medical complexities that a patient faces after a spinal injury can be complex and revival depends on the affected area and level of damage caused.
The following conditions require spine injury rehabilitation
- Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia is also known as Tetraplegia. It is a situation of paralysis that is caused by injury resulting in motor and sensory loss leading to operative disability in all the four limbs
- Paraplegia: This is a milder form of quadriplegia. However, this does not affect the upper limbs. This is a form of paralysis affecting the motor and sensory nerves, leading to disabilities in the torso, legs, and pelvic region.
- Cervical fracture: Cervical fracture is commonly caused due to a fracture in the cervical vertebrae. It is also known as a broken neck.
- Dorsal fracture: This is caused by intense pressure and injury to the middle part of the spinal cord.
- Lumbar fracture: An acute injury to the waist might results in a fracture to the lumbar which involves the five vertebrae between the rib cage and the pelvis.
Each spinal injury is different. Hence each spinal injury is to be treated on an individual basis in regards to the mental and physical injury. The treatment and rehabilitation for each patient is tailored and is based on specialized care. However, the best time to admit a spinal injury patient is immediately after a surgery. The other instances maybe as follows:
- If the patient is in a state to handle at least three hours of rehabilitation
- The patient must be able to handle intense therapy
- The patient’s attitude towards re-learning physical abilities
- The patient’s injury, body situation, capabilities and speed are also examined
- When the patient is able to gradually follow commands
While rehabilitation is a must for a patient after a spinal injury, many patients and their families prefer inpatient care. Inpatient care is better as the patient lives in the rehabilitation facility on a residential basis. It also helps heal faster due to the following reasons
- Feeling like part of a community of recovery
- Rehab supervision by experts
- 24*7 Nursing care
- Specialised quality of care
- Customized treatment plans
- 24*7 Medical supervision
- 64 bedded inpatient rehabilitation centre
- Goal-oriented treatment plan
- Comprehensive rehabilitation
- Tracheostomy care
- Recovery under specialised doctors
- Dedicated nursing care
- Round-the-clock medical supervision
Our comprehensive rehabilitation team at ApoKOS caters to every requirement for your health conditions. The entire team works in a holistic manner to regain maximum independence of the patient. Our approach towards a patient’s recovery is aimed at creating a goal oriented plan where the patient and the families feel motivated with the progress that the patient is achieving. All the patients are under constant medical supervision of our doctors, who also specialise in tracheostomy care. Round-the-clock supervision along with emergency assistance is provided by our trained nurses. Our nurses are also equipped in performing hands-on-care such as checking vitals, helping patients in performing independent CIC along with tracheostomy, patient hygiene and in demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with the patients.
Our expert team of Doctors and therapists at ApoKOS ensures that patients recover faster through the following comprehensive processes
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Wheelchair Training
- Robotics Technology
- Counselling Therapy
- Bladder and Bowel Training
This is also known as rehab physiotherapy. It involves traditional rehabilitation methods along with cutting edge therapeutic approaches such as Manual Therapy, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Paediatric Rehabilitation, Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation, Robotics Technology, Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques, and Neuromuscular Pain Management with Electrotherapeutic Therapy. It comprises of a wide range of physical exercises that aims at regaining strength, balance and independence.
This treatment aims at promoting health and independence through regular simple occupational activities. The patient is given some ordinary tasks to perform in order to gradually regain their ability to function independently. Occupational therapy follows a trail like this:
- Individualised assessment of the current situation
- Intervention to ensure that the patients achieve the goals identified by the therapist
- Regular evaluation to keep track of the progress made by the patient
This therapy is similar to occupational therapy; wheelchair training entails therapists teaching the patient how to independently operate a wheelchair with their hands. This helps the patient regain some independence in terms of supported movement. The occupational therapist trains the patients to be equipped with wheelchair transfers and mobility. Depending on each patient’s requirement the wheelchairs can be customised to make them independent community ambulation.
Systematic rehabilitation processes are supported by modern robotic technology that helps the patient regain balance and mobility.
- EKSO: This is a wearable suit that boosts strength, stamina, and mobility. Ekso is used to assist standing and gait training.
- ERIGO: This instrument is also used to assist standing, but for a more severely impaired and bed-ridden patient. Erigo entails gradual ‘verticalisation’ of the body with the support of passive robotic mobilisation.
- ARMEO POWER: Armeo helps the patient gradually move their limbs and regain ability to function as independently as possible.
- BALANCE MASTER: This instrument helps the patient stand up and train to develop a balanced posture. With this, the patient can gradually re-learn to walk and move around.
The advances in the treatment of spinal cord injuries have shifted from the emphasis of problems of survival to problems of psychological integration. Counselling therapies are now a vital part of the rehabilitation program. This therapy entails psychosocial skills training to teach the patients to cope with these issues on their own. The patients are evaluated based on their skills and strengths by a counsellor and based on their progress they are motivated to move forward.
Bowel and Bladder Training:
After revaluation of the patients, they are trained to perform independent, clean and intermittent catheterization(CIC).
Undergo comprehensive rehabilitative care to regain independent mobility.
Reduce pain. Enhance confidence. Regain independence.