Physical Therapy

 

The Department of Mental Health provides psychiatric and mental health support for patients of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center who are under other clinical services in the hospital.

Being a Tertiary Care Center, the Department of Mental Health accepts referrals from other hospitals based on chronically handicapped mentally-ill patients.

Our services cover also transplant conditions including Liver Transplant, Renal Transplant, Lung and Heart Transplant, as well Oncology services. The clinical service provided will be complemented by a commitment to destigmatizing mental illnesses, educating and teaching healthcare providers, engaging in relevant research and maintaining the highest international standard. 

The physical therapy department provides both physical therapy (PT) and Occupational therapy (OT) services for the inpatient, outpatient, adult and pediatric populations of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center- Riyadh. Evaluation and treatment are offered to patients with neurological, orthopedic, arthritic, cardiac, developmental, lymphedema, women health and oncology problems, in addition to acute or prolonged physical dysfunction or pain, with an emphasis on movement dysfunction.  Physical and occupational therapy services participated in the home health care programme as required.

The PT services provides a number of take home supplies for the patients. These items include lumbar and cervical rolls, wrist splints, elbow supports, knee splints, heel and foot pads, canes, walkers, crutches, and cast boots.

Clinical research is one of the department's objectives that aims to the increase of physical therapy knowledge and understanding based on the KFSH&RC-Riyadh mission and goals.

Achievements

- First center for Lymphedema Physical Therapy in Saudi Arabia
- First center for Women's Health subspecialty in Saudi Arabia.
- First center to implement cardiac rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia.
- First center to initiate rehabilitation protocol development for liver transplant in Saudi Arabia.

Activities

1-Post Graduate training mentorship in Women's Health
2-Post graduate training in Lymphedema therapy
3-Post graduate training in musculoskeletal therapy
4-Ongoing development of manual therapy post graduate residency
5-Basic musculoskeletal development course for physical therapy interns.
6-Collaborative clinical training in cardiopulmonary therapy, and neurology for Doctoral  students in physical therapy at Prince Noura University and PT students from KSU.