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Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department offers services to both inpatients (in wards, in ICU’s, in HDU’s and in the physiotherapy department) for musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory diseases in their initial phase and also to outpatients (in the physiotherapy department) for the intermediate and chronic phase of the disease.

The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department supports most medical specialties, offering comprehensive treatment.

Specialized physiotherapy techniques (such as McKenzie, manual lymphatic drainage etc.) and latest technology devices are applied in order to treat even the most difficult cases and eliminate pain in the following diseases:

  • Cervical pain
  • Low back pain- Sciatica
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow-golfer’s elbow)
  • Meniscus and cruciate ligament tears (conservative and postoperative rehabilitation)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Postoperative rehabilitation of total hip and knee arthroplasties
  • Plantar fasciitis (jogger’s heel)
  • Rheumatological diseases
  • Oncological cases
  • Cardiosurgery cases
  • Lymphedema
  • Cerebral vascular accidents Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Fractures(conservative and postoperative rehabilitation)
  • Prevention, evaluation and treatment of speaking communication disorders)
  • Dysarthria
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Aphasic disorders (expression-comprehension)
  • Cognitive disorders (memory-orientation)
  • Evaluation and treatment of dysphagia/difficulty in swallowing fluids
 
  • Physiatric assessment (evaluation, planning of rehabilitation programme)
  • Injection of botulinum toxin for treatment of spasticity
  • Physiotherapy/ Kinesiotherapy
  • Massage
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Respiratory physiotherapy (bronchial drainage)
  • Speech therapy assessment
  • Treatment of dysphagia-aphasia and cognitive disorders
  • Posturography
  • Pelmatography


The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Department is using the latest technology in order to treat even the most difficult cases.

Particularly, the Depatment has:

  • Lokostation
    A system for controlled and mechanically-assisted gait re-education. It is extremely safe and simulates human walking with the help of a computer, offering training and re-education. It has been designed to rehabilitate patients who have suffered strokes, spinal diseases, traumatic spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Posturography 
    A computerized dynamic balancing platform, capable of assessing patients and offering postural re-education. It is used for patients suffering from neurological diseases, as well as any other patient with unsteady gait.

  • High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) 
    Innovative therapeutic technique for musculoskeletal disorders with the HIRO High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) device by ASA. The device has a high energy peak of 3 kW and operates using special treatment protocols, offering amazing results.

    The HILT device is unique, as it treats all inflammatory musculoskeletal disorders, even those located deep inside the skin, offering significant pain relief and mobility restoration from the very first application. The results may last from 4 to 72 hours, while absolute pain relief and mobility may be achieved after a few sessions.

  • Shockwave 
    A modern device that emits shockwaves (extracorporeal shockwave therapy) with high accuracy for localized treatment, such as muscle calcifications (e.g. supraspinatus muscle), tendonitis, jogger’s heel, trigger points and plantar fasciitis.

  • Pedobarography
    Pedobarography or ambulatory gait analysis (static and dynamic) is performed using a diagnostic medical device that operates with radiation or radioactivity. The device is made up of thousands of sensors, which record and analyze the gait in 2D and 3D images. 

  • Electrotherapy
    Electrotherapy is based on natural methods, whereby electrical energy is used as a medical treatment. 

  • Diathermy
    Diathermy is a treatment method that aims to heat deep tissue via a configuration that emits high-frequency electric current and electromagnetic energy, which are then converted into heat inside the body. 

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasonic waves are sound vibrations with a frequency greater than 20kHz. Ultrasounds are applied from 3 to 10 minutes.

  • Thermotherapy
    Thermotherapy or heat therapy is a form of heat applied to surface areas. The temperature of Η2Ο in the hot packs is approximately 76.6oC. The session lasts 10-15 minutes.

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy is the application of low temperatures locally. It is usually applied with ice packs. The session lasts 5-10 minutes, depending on each individual case.

  • Whirlpool
    Whirlpools are a hydrotherapy method that uses superficial heat and the whirlpool for treatment purposes. It is used as preparation before kinesiotherapy.

 

3rd floor
Office 306

Telephone
+30 210 686 7477

Εmail
Physio@hygeia.gr

Medical Team