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The department provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Our team is composed of Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and our support staff (Rehabilitation Aides and Administrative Assistants) who work together in providing quality treatments through use of therapeutic modalities, manual therapy techniques, exercises, and a conscientious analyses and remediation for rehabilitation conditions.

Asian Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine has a strong bench of 12 full-fledged Physiatrists who are trained in the country as well as internationally, all of whom are Board Certified by the Philippine Academy or Rehabilitation and Medicine (PARM).

Acceptance to the hospital requires a detailed credentialing process and orientation to ensure the quality patient care. Consultant performance evaluation is done on a regular basis to maintain the highest standards of care.

Services Offered:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

What is Physical Therapy (PT)?

It is a health care profession concerned with helping people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability to move and function. It is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.

A customized Physical Therapy program can help individuals return to their prior level of functioning, and encourage activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well-being.

A Physical Therapy treatment or program is given and conducted by Licensed Physical Therapists who are recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in the Philippines.

Benefits of Physical Therapy:

  • Reduces and/or eliminates PAIN.
  • Improves your BREATHING & cardiovascular ENDURANCE.
  • Helps to regain MOBILITY & RESTORE NORMAL MOVEMENT daily activities.
  • Helps promote WOUND HEALING.
  • Promotes OPTIMAL RECOVERY any surgery, major illnesses or disabilities.
  • Raises awareness & educates you on the proper use of ASSISTIVE DEVICES.
  • Improves joint FLEXIBILITY & prevents INJURY.
  • Provides an ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO TREATMENT prior to any surgery & medications.
  • Improves COORDINATION, BALANCE & MUSCLE STRENGTH.
  • Improves OVERALL PERFORMANCE in physical and SPORTS-RELATED activities.
  • Decreases joint SWELLING & INFLAMMATION.
  • Enhances MENTAL HEALTH.

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

It  is  the  only  profession  that  helps  people  across  the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

An Occupational Therapy treatment or program is given and conducted by  Licensed  Occupational  Therapists  who  are recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in the Philippines.

Benefits of Pediatric Occupational Therapy:

  • Improves GROSS MOTOR SKILLS.
  • Increases independence in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING such as feeding, dressing & grooming.
  • Improves FINE MOTOR SKILLS.
  • Improves VISUAL MOTOR & PERCEPTUAL SKILLS as they are important for everyday tasks such as handwriting, playing & reading.
  • Improves EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING SKILLS such as attention & memory to improve academic performance.
  • Provides FAMILY, CAREGIVER & TEACHER EDUCATION.
  • Enhances SOCIAL AND PLAY SKILLS.
  • Increases OVERALL STRENGTH & STABILITY.
  • Addresses SENSORY PROCESSING DIFFICULTIES (e.g. oversensitivity or undersensitivity to certain stimuli).
  • Uses ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY mto increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of children.

Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Adults:

  • Improves RANGE OF MOTION & STRENGTH safely.
  • Encourages BETTER SELF CARE.
  • Addresses LOSS OF VISION and improves VISUAL SKILLS.
  • Improves independence in INSTRUMENTAL ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING that helps adults in interacting with home & community life.
  • Increases independence in ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING such as feeding, dressing & grooming.
  • Assists with MODIFYING THE HOME.
  • Provides FAMILY & CAREGIVER EDUCATION.
  • Helps with COGNITIVE SKILLS and boosts MEMORY.
  • Uses ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & STRATEGIES to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities
  • Reduces CAREGIVER STRESS by helping seniors recover some independence.

What is Speech Therapy?

It is the profession that work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive -communication, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)

Our Speech Language certified by the Pathologists (PASP).

Pathologists or Speech Therapists are Philippine Association of Speech

Benefits of Speech Therapy:

  • Improved Quality of Life
  • School Readiness & Preparedness
  • Improve ability to understand others & express thoughts or feelings
  • Better Social Language Skills
  • Improve Cognitive Skills & Effective Communication
  • Improve Play Skills
  • Improve Swallowing Function
  • Improve Vocal Quality

Home Care Services:

Home Care is a service that allows a patient with physical rehabilitation needs to stay in their home and still receive quality treatments from our Licensed Physical Therapists. This service caters to people who are chronically ill, recovering from surgery or any injury.

Teletherapy:

Teletherapy of Telephysiotherapy allows you to experience all the benefits of Rehabilitation Medicine Services.(Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy) from the comfort of your own home setting; from relief of muscle or home pain, to regaining mobility, strength and balance for better movement during your daily tasks. With a live on-screen therapist, Teletherapy uses Asian Hospital’s online platform providing live interactive Rehabilitation sessions for your functional needs, bringing the services to your own smart device or computer.

Orthotic Fabrication:

Orthotic Fabrication (commonly called Splinting) is creating an external, custom-made medical device that is used to support, align, prevent, or correct deformities of a body part. It can also be used to limit abnormal motions, and provide pressure relief, or aid in the initiation and performance of movement of joints of the body.