Head of Department YBrs. Dr. Julaina binti  Terimo
Phone 03-26155555 Ext 7098/7099
Fax 03-26934384
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Our nation's journey towards being a developed country is not without its challenges. With industrialization and rapid development, we have also observed an increase in industrial and motor vehicle accidents; which leads to disability and other morbidities.

In addition, advances in medical sciences and technology have promoted increased life expectancy and a concurrent rise in the population of the elderly in Malaysia. Thus, we are faced with a growing number of patients with debilitating diseases and multiple comorbidities requiring rehabilitation.

Compared to other medical specialties, Rehabilitation Medicine is a unique field that addresses the patient as a whole, rather than an organ or organ system.

We focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that cause functional impairment, for example in acute illnesses or injury such as stroke, spinal cord injuries, heart surgery, amputations, joint replacement, or spinal disorders. 

Our department is dedicated to advancing knowledge of effective rehabilitation therapies, and to delivering the best possible patient care. Working together with nurses, therapists and family members help our patients return to their highest levels of independent functioning.

OBJECTIVES
To provide quality rehabilitation services to the disabled people so that they can regain their independence and make a successful return to the society. 

VISION
To help the disabled people to achieve maximum functional capability by providing professional, quality, multidisciplinary, comprehensive and dynamic services which is in line with our country aspiration.

MISSION
To raise the quality of life and independence of the disabled people by providing an efficient, appropriate and patient-centred rehabilitation services.

ORGANIZATION

The Department of Rehabilitation Hospital Kuala Lumpur lead by Head of Department, incharge of management of department assisted by Rehabilitation Specialist,Medical Officer,Head of Nurse,Staff nurse,Health care assistant and Office Clerk.Below is the list of organization as mention.

 

We provide both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to suit the patient's medical condition and rehabilitation goals.

i. Amputee Rehabilitation

ii. Neurorehabilitation

iii. Paediatric Rehabilitation

iv. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

v. Stroke Rehabilitation

vi. Mobility Clinic

LOCATION:

We are one of the departments in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. Our office,specialist clinic and Pusat Rawatan dan Aktiviti Rehabilitasi(PRAR) is located beside Urology Nephrology department and behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) building, Radiology department.

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES

AMPUTEE REHABILITATION

We provide consultation to amputees individually about their suitability for prosthetics. The amputees will also be educated in amputated stump care including stump bandaging and comprehensive care, to aid healing, and functional restoration as well as support for preventive management of future limb loss as part of a continuum of care.

PAEDIATRIC CLINIC

We treated mostly neuro related and musculosketal (MSK) cases.We also run Cerebral Palsy(CP) clinic together with the paediatrics neuro unit at Hospital Tuanku Azizah (HTA)

 

SPINAL CORD INJURY REHABILITATION

This service is provided in collaboration with the Spinal Orthopaedic Unit HKL. The aim is to prepare the  patients  for reintegration back to the society. We educate them and their family members in various areas such as hygienic concern, preventing common complications, suitable equipment for living and daily activities.

We also provide patient with counselling and support so that the patient will continue to live a quality life.

STROKE REHABILITATION

Stroke rehabilitation starts with evaluation of medical needs and  function .We re-evaluate the level of function  and  adjustment to their impairment  and suggest the necessary supportive treatments and education needed.

MOBILITY CLINIC

This clinic aims to provide assessments and intervention in terms of mobility, especially in the paediatric age group. Patients with neurologic impairments, orthopaedic injuries, developmental delays, congenital syndromes or other disabilities that impair physical function needs some form of mobility aids or devices. Different types of wheelchairs, walkers or other gait aids are suggested to patients based on their evaluations for suitability.

OTHER SERVICES

We provide physical evaluation for disabled person applying for driving licenses (car or motorcycle) as required by JPJ. This is to ensure the safety of the community and the driver. We also provide evaluation for those candidates who are registering as a disabled person with the Welfare Department. We provide consultation and advice on aid & equipment required by the disabled, recommendation for various housing modification that is approved by CIBD.

REHABILITATION CLINIC SCHEDULE 

Day

Services

Information

Monday

Amputee clinic

Mobility clinic (1st & 3rd weeks of the month) Paediatric clinic

Venue:

Klinik Pakar Jabatan Perubatan Rehabilitasi

Tuesday

Neurorehabilitation

Amputee clinic

Venue:

Klinik Pakar Jabatan Perubatan Rehabilitasi
Wednesday
Amputee clinic

Venue:

Klinik Pakar Jabatan Perubatan Rehabilitasi
Thursday
Spinal cord injury clinic

Venue:

Klinik Pakar Ortopidik, SCACC

      PUSAT RAWATAN DAN AKTIVITI REHABILITASI (PRAR) SCHEDULE

DAY

Services

Information

                AM

             PM

Monday

 

 General  Therapy

 

 

  General  Therapy

 

Nursing care and education ,Physiotherapy and ,Occupational  therapy will be provided to the  patient

Tuesday

 

Neurorehabilitation

      Therapy

 

 

   General  Therapy

 

 

Nursing care and education ,Physiotherapy and ,Occupational  therapy will be provided to the  patient

 

Wednesday

 

 

  Amputee Therapy

 

 

Interdisciplinary Review

Team member including doctors, nurses, phyiotherapist and occupational therapist to discuss regarding patient progress and goals to achieve in the programme

 

Thursday

 

General  Therapy

General  Therapy

Nursing care and education ,Physiotherapy and ,Occupational  therapy will be provided to the  patient

Friday

     Homevisit

     Homevisit

To access patient function at their home environment and suitability of equipment such as wheelchair,etc

The Training of all staff  are conducted countinously. For medical officer, managing acute ward referrals under supervision and attending regular teaching sessions with the specialists and consultant in order to provide better servise to patient

Our department is actively involved in research with the main goal for improving the management and outcomes of our patients. Research that has been conducted including spinal cord injury, amputation and stroke rehabilitation

 

CONTINUOUS MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)

Our department has a regular CME program on every Friday afternoons. It is presented by medical officers, specialists, therapists or nurses. Topics presented are mainly about latest updates on the management of diseases or morbidity and interesting cases are discussed. 

GRAND WARD ROUND

Grand Ward Rounds are held every Friday morning with the senior consultant to discuss each and every case in the ward.  Various aspects of rehabilitation are discussed at length during the Grand Round with emphasis on improving the learning curve of the doctors and staff.

 

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