waiting times

Clínica Particular AlgarveShopping

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Clínica Particular de Vilamoura

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Alvor

00h25m

Medical Emergency

00h00m

Paediatrics

Hospital Particular Gambelas

00h19m

Medical Emergency

00h17m

Paediatrics

Centro Médico Internacional VRSA

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Hospital São Camilo Portimão

00h00m

Medical Emergency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Physiatry) is the medical specialty responsible for the evaluation and organization of the Rehabilitation Program of individuals with disabling conditions and co -morbidities in all age groups. Allied to other professions related to rehabilitation, provides the means to manage and enhance the quality of life in the prevention or management of a chronic health condition.


This specialty aims to reduce disability resulting from:
  • Traumatic musculoskeletal diseases (eg. fractures, dislocations, amputees, etc...);
  • Inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases (eg. tendonitis and arthritis.);
  • Degenerative musculoskeletal diseases (eg. osteoarthritis);
  • Central neurological pathology (eg. stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.) And peripheral (eg.polineuropatias, facial paralysis);
  • Cardio-Pulmonar diseases (eg. myocardial infarction or COPD) and vascular disease (eg amputees.);
  • Chronic pain;
  • Consequences of immobility (eg. prolonged hospital internment.)
  • Other conditions: vestibular, scars and burns, lymphedema, and urinary incontinence.

The intervention of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the pediatric age occurs in the context of any of the aforementioned diseases and greater distinction in developmental pathology in particular the delay of psychomotor development, cerebral palsy, obstetric brachial plexus injury, congenital torticollis and congenital deformities.


The approach of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is holistic and integrates all biopsychosocial aspects of the person, using specific assessment and diagnostic techniques and offering a range of treatment options, including pharmacological, physical, technical and educational interventions through a multidisciplinary team:

  • Physiatrists;
  • Physiotherapists;
  • Occupational Therapists;
  • Speech Therapists;
  • Nurses;
  • Neuropsychologists and psychologists.

Common symptoms for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultation:
  • Limitations on walking (gait) / mobility after surgery or illness;
  • Pain " back " or neck (Low Back Pain , Neck Pain, Back pain);
  • Other musculoskeletal pain;
  • Lack of strength (paralysis);
  • Amendment of speech, language or "choking" in food (dysphagia);
  • Post-mastectomy State (lymphedema);
  • Postpartum recovery, including caesarean scars;
  • Intolerance effort to heart disease, lung or other;
  • Post-pneumonia state;
  • Urinary incontinence;
  • Late Child development;
  • Post- surgical scars or burns;
  • Need to review / prescription products support / technical aids : splints / orthoses, prostheses for amputees.

 

medical specialty available on the following units

  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas
  • Hospital São Camilo - Portimão
  • Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA
  • Clínica Particular SIIPEMOR

medics

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

Hospital São Camilo - Portimão

Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA

Clínica Particular SIIPEMOR