Physical Therapy

     Physical Therapy (PT) is providing services in people to develop maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. Physical Therapists are adept in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions that affect the patients’ abilities to move and function well in their daily lives.


Kristine Rose M. Adlawan, PTRP
Chief Physical Therapist


Physical Therapist Staff
Joseph Rainier C. Canono, PTRP
Jess Christopher C. Daet, PTRP
Llonel L. De Dios, PTRP
Ronald R. De Viana, PTRP
Ferlyn C. Feliciano, PTRP
Maria Angela G. Fernandez, PTRP
Maribeth Anne T. Gelisanga, PTRP
Cara Ysabela S. Liongson, PTRP
Mary Joy Christine M. Medina, PTRP
Paul Christian G. Reyes, PTRP

Contact Nos.:
Physical Therapy Main Clinic: 5548400 local 2425
Physical Therapy Out-Patient Department: 5548400 local 5117
Pay-Patient Services: 5548400 local 3037




Background

     At the Philippine General Hospital, Physical Therapy was previously a part of the Department of Radiology, Physical Medicine and Cancer Institute, until it was recognized as a separate section in 1953. Today, the Section of Physical Therapy is an integral part of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Patients and clients may receive physical therapy in any of the three Clinics at the Ward 5 (PT Section Main Clinic), the Rehabilitation Medicine Pay-Patients Services (LCB 7th Floor) and the Out-Patient Department (PT Clinic, Room 114, OPD).




Vision

     The Section of Physical Therapy, composed of efficient and competent physical therapy professionals, envisions a united, progressive, empowered section responsive to the needs of its members, patients, trainees, institution, and the profession.




I. Patient Service

     The hospital’s Physical Therapists are skilled in alleviating impairment and functional limitation by implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions to a wide range of medical conditions, and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of physical therapy services. Interventions could include exercises, electro- modalities and hydro-modalities. In 2006, the section treated a total of 7290 patients. These patients were seen on an in-patient or out-patient basis.
     Aside from the general PT services offered, the Section also provides specialized treatment for patients in the Stroke Clinic, the Burn Ward, the Pediatric Clinic, the Sports Clinic, the Hand Clinic, the Vestibular Clinic, the Visual Clinic and the Geriatric clinic.
     The Section also provides comprehensive exercise programs for patients with cardiac and pulmonary conditions. Phase I Cardiac Rehab patients receive Physical Therapy Phase on an in-patient basis. Phase II Cardiac Rehab and Pulmo-CARE patients undergo a modified circuit-training type exercise program on an out-patient basis. Since April 2008, the Section started using the WALK Unit. This unit’s set-up was locally designed and constructed based on the same principles of Partial Weight Bearing Gait Therapy Systems available in the other countries.




Modalities Available:
  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical Stimulator
  • Free Weights, Elastic Bands
  • Gait Aids
  • Hot Moist Pack
  • Infrared Radiation
  • Interferential Therapy
  • Intermittent Compression Unit
  • Lumbar and Cervical Traction
  • Paraffin Wax Bath
  • Partial Weight Bearing Gait Training
  • Partial Weight Bearing Gait Therapy
  • Stationary Bicycle/ Ergometer
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Tilt Table
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator
  • Treadmill
  • Whirlpool Bath


II. Training

A. Basic Physical Therapy Clinical Training Program (BPTCTP)
     The Section provides training for Physical Therapy Interns in the multi-disciplinary hospital setting of Rehabilitation Medicine. This program for undergraduates aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice through patient evaluation and treatment, lectures, case-reports and discussions, and bedside teaching.


B. Advanced Physical Therapy Clinical Training Program (APTCTP)
     The Section also offers a training program for licensed physical therapists in the tertiary-hospital setting. The trainees are given the opportunity to gain clinical experience by rotating among the different clinics, and interacting with the staff physical therapists and other members of the rehabilitation team.


C. Others
     The Section also provides orientations, tours and other observation opportunities for students, nurses, or other groups interested in the services offered by the Section.

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