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Trinity hospital starts 1st Comprehensive Spine Injury Unit in the Region

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Chandigarh, June 6, 2023: Trinity Hospital & Medical Research Institute today launched its Spine & Neuro Rehabilitation Centre and Ortho & Sports Rehabilitation Centre in Zirakpur. This is the first of its kind Comprehensive Spine Injury Unit in the North in the Private sector.

These cutting-edge facilities exemplify our commitment to delivering comprehensive, specialized care and revolutionizing the field of rehabilitation medicine.

Dr Mohinder Kaushal, Chairman, Trinity Hospital and Medical Research Institute and Dept of Orthopaedics Zirakpur and Chandigarh, while addressing the media said, “Spinal Cord Injuries are known for their profound impact, causing significant social, economic, psychological, and physical consequences. Road traffic accidents, falls from heights, sports injuries, and assaults are among the common causes contributing to the prevalence of Spinal Cord Injuries. Recognizing the gravity of this condition, the World Health Organization has identified it as a major musculoskeletal concern, burdening individuals and society as a whole.”

“Through our comprehensive rehabilitation programs, we address the specific needs and severity of each patient’s condition. After comprehensive spine injury and Neuro rehab program starts from the time a Spine Injury patient is admitted in emergency, after initial resuscitation followed by need based surgical stabilization and then rehab thus making life personally socially, economically productive. Our services include tailored exercise regimens to enhance movement and prevent weakness, social and behavioral skills retraining, cognitive improvement activities, pain and stress management, assistance with Activities of Daily Living, mobility enhancement, muscle control and balance improvement, vocational and nutritional training, and much more. ”, said Dr Mukul Kaushal, presently working as Senior Consultant, Dept of Orthopaedics at Trinity Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Zirakpur.

Senior Spine Rehab Physiotherapist Ms Amrita Ghosh, said, “The goal of neurological rehab is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible with the help of a structured conditioning programme. There is also a mental and emotional component of it which improves overall quality of life- physically, emotionally, socially”, adding, through physical therapy the patient helps regain function, improve mobility, and prevents complications which arise years after initial traumatic injury.

Patients are involved in an expanded program of resistive exercise, motor control, muscle re-education for the muscles which remain innervated. Emphasis is also placed in regaining posture and balance control, Ghosh said.

She added, “Trinity Hospital’s Ortho & Sports Rehabilitation Centre is dedicated to providing holistic care and support for individuals with orthopedic and sports-related injuries. Our multidisciplinary team, in collaboration with Dr. Mohinder and Dr. Mukul develops customized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique condition. Employing targeted exercises, motor control and neuromuscular training, manual therapies, modalities, motion analysis, and other advanced techniques, we strive to restore function, prevent future injuries, and optimize recovery.”
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