Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation
The importance of Physic Therapy and Rehabilitation Department in the modern medicine increases each passing day due to the working conditions in workplaces and changing life styles. At Okan University Hospital Physiotherapy Department; rehabilitation services for neurologic, orthopedic, pediatric, geriatric, gynecologic, urogynecologic and rheumatologic diseases are provided and all the musculoskeletal system diseases and pains are diagnosed. Such diseases are treated thanks to specialized doctors and cutting-edge technology devices. Additionally, preventive physiotherapy services are provided at our hospital to eliminate the causes of pains.
Succeeded to bring trustworthiness, friendliness and patient-oriented care understanding together, Okan University Hospital Physiotherapy Department develops and applies various scientific treatment methods. At the Physiotherapy Department of our Hospital, polyclinic, service and intense care patients are provided with services with a multidisciplinary understanding by our experienced and specialized physicians and physiotherapists. At the Physiotherapy Department of Okan University Hospital, various treatment methods are developed and applied. These newly developed methods include the treatment of excessive axillary fossa perspiration as well as excessive hand and foot perspiration through the iontophoresis method and bio-feedback therapy for vaginismus.
Services provided at the Physiotherapy Department:
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Neurologic Rehabilitation
- Rheumatic Rehabilitation
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Geriatric Rehabilitation
- Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
- Urogenital Rehabilitation
- Amputated Rehabilitation
- Increases the blood stream.
- Accelerates the nervous system’s speed,
- Enhances the stretching capability of the tendon and collagen.
- Reduced the joint stiffness.
- Provides general relaxation.
- Reduced pains.
Coldpack is applied in cryotherapy. Cryotherapy reduces edemas, pains, muscular tonus and loosens muscle spasms.
This is a method causing calefaction in deep tissues (muscles, tendons, ligament and bones) rather than the skin and under-skin adipose tissues. Ultrasound has also micromassage effect allowing the liquid in tissues to move; the effect is benefitted in edematous tissues and it accelerates the scar recoveries.
In physiotherapy, low intensity and non-heating laser is utilized. It increases the circulation and biologic activity and regulated the inter-cellular relation, it increases the collagen synthesis and accelerates the tissue recoveries.
Intermittent pneumatic compression therapy
It allows the liquid in veins and lymphatic vessels to be pumped through legs or arms to the heart by applying intermittent compression. It helps the blood circulation to be regulated and is applied for edema and lymphedema treatment.
TENS is a pain killer electrical current located on the skin and applied through superficial electrodes. It represses the transmission of pains on the spinal cord level with electrical currents.
Purposes of use of electrical currents in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation:
- Reducing pains
- Strengthening healthy muscles
- Strengthening weak muscles
- Loosening muscle spasms
- Edema treatment
Continuous Passive Motion Device - CPM
CPM device is used to allow the articular cartilage to be fed more in the orthopedic rehabilitation program frequently after knee surgeries and to allow the joint movements and prevent effusion.
Traction is a technique used to stretch soft tissues with traction force and separate the joint surfaces and bone structures from each other. It may be applied manually, mechanically, hydraulically or in a motorized way.
Effects of traction in the spine:
- It enlarges the space between vertebral bones.
- It allows the muscles around vertebral bones to be stretched and muscle spasms to be loosened.
- It enlarges the back joint spaces in the spine.
- It reduced the disk pressure.
- Traction is used for disk hernia treatment. It is not applied for serious osteolysis, calcification-related multilevel herniated disk, stability lose in the spine, break in the spine, serious spine pressure, infection and tumors.
Devices used to support, straighten the body, to prevent its movement and to allow functional movement are called orthesis. The purpose of walking orthesis is to have patients stand up and walk.
Bio-feedback means checking and learning the physiologic functions of the body. This is a method informing patients about physical functions by emitting aural and visual signals through electronic devices and allowing patients to be aware of the functions by using such information and to change it.
Infections may occur almost in all parts of the body. Infection diseases caused by bacteria, viruses or parasites and some of which fall into contagious diseases group may be fatal unless they are treated. A wide range of disease groups such as influenza, urine tract infections and even fatal AIDS, meningitis, tuberculosis and hepatitis can be followed and treated by experienced infection diseases experts at Okan University Hospital. Additionally, the infection diseases unit serves for the treatment and follow-up of patients with fever since it is one of the findings of infection diseases. Infection Diseases unit also maintains necessary studies to check, follow the nosocomial infections and minimize such infections and provides trainings for patients and their relatives and the personnel.