First time visitor?
Confused as to what PMR is all about? Learn
more about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the PMR
Department at SJMCH.
Tazeer Basha first visited the department he was angry, sullen and
unable to walk. Find out how he was successfully rehabilitated in Tazeer's
Planning to visit the Department? Find out about
the different services offered by the department and read our
guide to making appointments.
The Department offers all
of the following elements of the rehabilitation process:
and Surgical Management: Treatment of all routine medical problems
encountered by disabled individuals is carried
out by the department. Operations are performed for the
surgical management of pressure sores and for correction of
A variety of physical modalities like
heat, sound, light, and electricity are used to alleviate pain
and improve functioning.
Therapy : Occupational
therapy is concerned with enhancing a disabled personís
functioning through training in specific activities and skills.
Work: The ultimate aim of rehabilitation is to enable the
disabled person to be a productive individual within society. The
social workerís sphere of action extends beyond the walls of the
hospital to ensure that vocational rehabilitation takes place.
Based Rehabilitation: Community Based Rehabilitation aims at
changing the environment, enabling patients to find methods to
modify available infrastructure for easier access and helping them
to meet other special needs they will encounter while living in
The Rehabilitation Institute
In order to address the urgent need for more rehabilitation facilities in the greater
Bangalore area SJMCH has decided to build a separate
Rehabilitation Institute on the hospital grounds which will serve as a
teaching institution and provide higher quality care to a larger number
The institute is planned for 60 beds and thus will be able to receive
400 inpatients per year. The cost of the entire project is estimated to
be Rs.135,000,000. While the institute will be financially
self-sufficient on an operational basis, we are looking outside funding
for the initial investment.
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