Chronic Disease Rehabilitation

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A Chronic Condition

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. 


Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear.

Goals of Chronic Disease Rehabilitation

  • Learn to understand the condition and live successfully with it
  • Ensure safe activities of daily living within the limits imposed by any co-existing chronic disease. 
  • Reversal and modification of known risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Improve quality of life
  • To improve functional capacity in respiratory patients and decrease cardiac events in diabetic patients


A Multidisciplinary Medical Team Approach

The Chronic Disease Rehabilitation requires a multidisciplinary medical team approach. General practioner, specialist doctors, dietitian, biokineticist.


Our biokineticists will collect all information from all medical professionals involved in your case. A baseline risk assessment and fuctional assessment will be performed before your individualized exercise programme will be designed to address your specific requirements. 


Our approach includes supervised exercise sessions(biokinetics), optimisation of nutrition, psychological support, and lifestyle modification. Skills are taught which will ensure safe and effective continuation of the programme in the home environment.   


General Chronic Diseases that we treat:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Cancer
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Over-training
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Gillian Barre Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism


Neurological Rehabilitation

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Neurological Rehabilitation

Our registered biokineticists specialize in the treatment of many neurological conditions. 


We offer these exercise rehabilitation services to patients of all ages–from children to adults. 


What can you expect?

      - Instruction in use of adaptive equipment/techniques for increased function

      - Patient/family education

      - Graded strengthening program tailored to patient’s specific needs

      - Work simplification training

      - Instruction in a home exercise program customized to patient’s needs

      - Fine motor and dexterity training

      - Gross motor and coordination training

      - Sensory stimulation and retraining

      - Training performed through the use of neuromuscular stimulators when required



Neurological Conditions we treat:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries related to stroke 
  • Neck and back patients
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia



Respiratory Rehabilitation

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Respiratory / Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Respiratory / Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a medically supervised programme to assist people who have chronic breathing conditions.

What can you expect?

  • Monitored exercise training sessions
  • Learn breathing techniques
  • Tips on conserving your energy and 
  • Advice on nutrition and coping

 

These cannot cure your lung disease or completely ease your breathing problems, but it can surely assist you with:


  • Improving your functional capacity
  • Improving your quality of life


Respiratory Conditions we treat:

• COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

• Cystic fibrosis

• Bronchiectasis