The Physical Medicine service at the High Complexity Hospital President Juan Domingo Peron began its work in April 2005. At that time, five professionals covered: outpatient clinic, hospitalisation and critical care.
As the years passed, new professional were incorporated according to growth of the hospital gaining importance in the rehabilitation and recovery of patients.
Outside referral: through hospital central and hospital de la madre y el niño referrals, Hospital Distrital N° 8, Day Hospital 2 de Abril, the interior of the province, as well as private healthcare providers that have health insurance which should bring letter of introduction and patient referral.
Currently, It should also be mentioned that we also work with patients who are referred from National Hospitals, for example: Garrahan Hospital; Italian Hospital etc.
Spontaneous referral: the care of referred patients into the hospital for the different services.
The Department of kinesiology has 4 surgeries, 1 therapeutic gym, 1 conference room and 2 changing rooms (male and female).
In regard to physiotherapy equipments, they are equipped with magnets, laser, ultrasound, multiwave, sequential pressotherapy, cryotherapy, Russian and interferential currents and so on.
The therapeutic gym has all the elements necessary for rehabilitation, movement its main point: stationary bikes, treadmills, parallel bars, ramps, rehabilitation staircase, quadriceps and hamstrings machine, shoulder wheel, simple and double bracket, Hand Therapy Table, proprioception boards, Body Rolling Balls, Swedish wall bars, stand-up stretcher, etc.
Also, the service expanded this year by adding rooms to provide greater comfort to medical personnel who are on duty.
Pathologies and indications covered by the Physical Medicine service
• Trauma Rehabilitation
• NeuroRehabilitation (traumatic brain injury (TBI)- Stroke and Aneurysms physical damages - etc )
• Cardiovascular disease
• Respiratory disease
• Bone fractures, Pre-and Post-operative Surgery.
• Amputee Rehabilitation
• Respiratory diseases: COPD. Etc
• Cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation programme
• Spine Club
• NeuroRehabilitation programme
• Trauma Rehabilitation programme
• Bariatric rehabilitation programme
• Rheumatology programme
• Amputee Rehabilitation Programme.