We are taking a deeper look into Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital – and this week, their Rehabilitation Department is in the spotlight.
What role does the Rehabilitation Department have at the hospital?
The rehabilitation team at Al Jalila Children’s works collaboratively using a family-centered, evidence-based approach to enhance the level of care provided to children. Besides providing specialized inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programmes, Al Jalila Children’s treatment plans are patient-centered, and they work together with the family and patient in order to achieve success. For example, their Speech and Language Pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat communication as well as feeding and swallowing disorders in children.
Al Jalila Children’s physiotherapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases in children. The Rehabilitation Department works closely with the 28 clinics at the hospital to provide support to infants, children, and adolescents when required.
What services are offered at the department?
Services provided by the rehab department include assistive device training, early intervention, hand therapy, neuro-developmental therapy, post-surgical rehabilitation, respiratory interventions, sensory integration therapy, specialized postural management, and splinting/casting and orthotics.
Who is the team behind the department?
The Rehabilitation Department at Al Jalila Children’s is manned by a multi-disciplinary team that includes highly trained professionals with a variety of skills such as occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physiotherapists, and orthotists.
To find out more about services on offer at Al Jalila please check their website.