The physiotherapy department began operating in April 2001 at the then Federal Staff hospital Zone E Legislative quarters Apo, Abuja and has continued to expand in size and scope to render services to the spectrum of patients and clients on referral even as the hospital itself has been growing and evolving.
The department offers evidence-based physiotherapy interventions as part of its contributions to the delivery of highest quality patient care with a strong commitment to clinical excellence and patient satisfaction.
With a review to achieve the overall vision of the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja, the physiotherapy department operates 7 units: Paediatric; Neurology & mental health; Orthopedic; cardiopulmonary; women’s health; geriatric and community physiotherapy making use of state of the art electrotherapy modalities and rehabilitation equipment.
Staff strength includes:
- Director of physiotherapy – 1
- Chief physiotherapist – 1
- Principal physiotherapist – 6
- Physiotherapist – 2
Physiotherapy clinics hold everyday (excluding weekends and public holidays, but experienced and seasoned physiotherapists are available for call duty on weekends and public holidays).
Clinical services rendered by the department include but not limited to the following:
Paediatric: Delayed developmental milestones, Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, injection palsy, Talipes etc.
Orthopedic: Cervical spondylosis, Low back pain, Post-surgical fracture rehabilitation, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Knee & hip arthroplasty rehabilitation, Adhesive capsulitis, Scoliosis etc.
Neurology & mental: Stroke rehabilitation, Facial/Bell’s palsy, Spinal cord injury, Guillain Barre’s syndrome, etc.
Women’s health: Diastasis Recti, Vaginal prolapsed, Incontinence, Pelvic floor strengthening, Pre/ante/postnatal aerobics, etc.
Weight/obesity management etc.