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Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability as a healthcare profession, physiotherapy’ science covers a broad and varied range of work which involves working with people to promote their own health and wellbeing. They combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve broad range of physical problems associated with different ‘systems’ of the body. In particular they treat:

Neuromuscular Musculoskeletal Cardiovascular and

Respiratory systems

The Physiotherapist at the Nairobi Hospital use various Physical agents to promote healing:

Shortwave diathermy

Ultrasound therapy

Interferential therapy Electrical stimulation

Faradic, TENS, Sinusoidal

Moist heat, Hot packs, Cold packs

Wax therapy

Traction Unit

3D Tractions: for both neck and Lumbar traction a unique traction that can be used in different dimensions to assist in pain relieve of trapped spinal nerves. With its outstanding design and features, stability and ease of operation, this unit is perfect for relieving neck and back pains.

The Nairobi hospital also prides in having the more recent laser therapy

Rehabilitation equipments

  • Treadmill
  • Automatic standing frame

Static bikes both upright and recumbent

 

This is the use of water for treatment purposes at a maintained temperature of 35oC to 37 oC. The Nairobi hospital prides in having two hydrotherapy pools in order to maintain patients confidential.

We have a male and female pool that offers serene and comfortable ambiance for quality treatment.

The Nairobi Hospital has qualified and certified hydro therapist who will take you through a range of activities geared towards:

  • Relieve of general body pains
  • Relieve of Joint pains
  • Gain training after injury
  • Stroke Rehabilitation, Gullen Baree
  • Joint Replacement

All patients for Hydrotherapy are required to undergo a hydrotherapy assessment before treatment is commenced.

 

Occupational Therapy

This is treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives – can offer kids with various needs positive, fun activities to improve their cognitive, physical, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment for example hand rehabilitation, general functional rehabilitation, splinting, or fabrication of assistive aids, Activities

The Nairobi Hospital Occupational therapy is run by highly skilled Occupational Therapists who are registered under the umbrella of Kenya Occupational Therapy Association

 

Activities of Daily living(ADSL)

Basic (Feeding, Dressing, Personal Hygiene etc) Instrumental (Shopping, Making telephone calls, Banking etc).

Conditions seen by Occupational Therapists:
Congenital conditions: CTEV, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalous, Cerebral palsy, Down syndrome.
Physical trauma: Burns, fractures, tendon injures, head injuries, amputations.
Neurological conditions: Stroke, GBS, facial/bell’s palsy.
Sensory integration conditions: Learning disabilities, postural/gravitational insecurity.

Speech And Language Therapy

The Nairobi Hospital prides itself in having qualified speech and language therapist who assess, treat and gives advises in the areas of communication disorders in children and adults such difference may exist from birth or acquired later in life or injury.
The speech and language therapist will assess your communication difficulties, discuss them with you and your relatives and decide on an appropriate treatment programm. A wide range of `conditions such as developmental delay hearing impairment cerebral malaria, cerebral palsy cleft lip and palate down syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder (autism), CVA (stroke), head injury, motor neuron disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkison’s disease, some dementia syndrome, glossectomy, laryngectomy and others.

Orthopedic Technology

This is a field of management that involves measurement and fabrication of orthopedic devices like AFOS, Braces, Prosthesis for both upper and lower limbs, Measured and fitted Corsets and Pressure garments.

 

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