Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)

PMR is a medical specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative treatment of disorders associated with disabilities such as musculoskeletal disorders and chronic pain. Department of PMR at Manipal Hospital Bangalore has been designed to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation for all age groups. Our goal is to help patients maximise their recovery from injury or illness using a combination of physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as strong social support and family involvement.

Our unique and customised programs are designed to promote or enhance recovery, health and wellness that fit each patient's needs and helps individuals realise their fullest potential while enhancing their overall quality of life upon return to the community. Emphasis is placed on maximizing functional outcome in areas of mobility, self care, communication, cognition and psychosocial adjustment for patients.

What to Expect

When a patient first comes into our program, we conduct an evaluation to assess functioning in every area before we develop treatment objectives and specific plans for the patient. The patient and his/her family meet with the treatment team to set short-term and long-term goals.

Who We Can Help

We work with patients and their families who have lost function or who are impaired to deal with common functional problems including:

  • Difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, getting out of bed
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Problems with speech or language
  • Memory deficits or judgment difficulties
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Limitations due to pain
  • Problems returning to work or everyday routine in the community

Types of Physical Therapy Treatments

  • Functional Mobility and Gait Training
  • Balance and Strength Training
  • Body Mechanics and Energy Conservation Training
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Joint and Soft-tissue Mobilisation
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Pulmonary and Cardiac Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Use of Pain-relieving Modalities
  • Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise
  • Lymphedema Management

Comprehensive Range of Care focused on your Orthopaedics need:

We provide a broad level of therapy and rehabilitation to patients following injury or illness and our specialties include:

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training including Feeding, Dressing, Bathing and Grooming

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

  • Pain Clinic
  • Post-orthopaedic Surgery Programme
  • Musculo Skeletal Disorders
  • Shoulder Rehabilitation
  • ACL Rehabilitation
  • Joint Replacement Rehabilitation

Arthritic Care

Posture and Ergonomics / On site Workstation Evaluations and Corporate Ergonomic Awareness and Training to prevent RSI & other WRMSDs