Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

The Paediatric Physiotherapy department is well known for its excellent facilities and services offered. The department conducts an OPD clinic daily for patients referred from other departments within the hospital such as Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Orthopaedic and the Paediatric Surgery Department.

The Department offers a wide range of services such as:

- HRO and Early Intervention: Patients discharged from NICU of both the BJWHC and the NWMH are screened by a physiotherapist and a neonatologist. During the screening process, babies displaying delayed development are administered an Early Intervention Programme.

- Chest Physiotherapy : Patients from the Medical and Surgical wards as well as ICUs having Cardio-Respiratory pathology are treated to improve lung function.

- Urinary and Anal Incontinence : In collaboration with the Paediatric Surgery Department, patients with Urinary and Anal incontinence are treated with non-invasive techniques such as Faradic Stimulation and Perineal Exercises.

Occupational Therapy is to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with a physical, mental or developmental disability. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client. Patients are often referred for Occupational Therapy from the Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Medicine, Paediatric Neurology and Paediatric Surgery Departments.

Occupational Therapists use various procedures such as:

- Neuromuscular Development
- Sensory Integrative
- Priomuscular techniques