Physiotherapy is a science that seeks to alleviate physical dysfunctions and promote optimal health and function of the human body. Physiotherapists evaluate and develop an appropriate treatment plan to facilitate movement, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability using various exercise protocols and physical agents. Besides taking on acurative role , physiotherapists prescribe fitness and wellness oriented programs for active lifestyle to prevent various lifestyle diseases.
The Department of Physiotherapy has been in existence in Kasturba Hospital since 1972 . The Physiotherapy department is equipped with modern electrotherapy and exercise therapy equipment and provides rehabilitation for patients withvarious, neuro-muscular diseases and cardiopulmonary dysfunctions.
The Department performs fitness appraisals and also provides acute and chronic pain management of various musculoskeletal etiologies.
The Physiotherapy OPD operates from Monday to Saturday between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm and on all working weekdays.
The department provides physiotherapy to all admitted patients in the hospital.