Introduction to the clinic’s facilities and medical equipment
This facility opened in June 2015, with a bright and clean environment and the most up-to-date medical equipment. The first floor is dedicated to outpatient care and diagnosis and treatment and was designed to be barrier-free. The hallways are level and straight for ease in movement by elderly patients and persons using a wheelchair.
Introduction to the clinic’s facilitie
Speech and language therapy room
Physiotherapy equipment used for rehabilitation
What is physiotherapy
Physical therapy is a method of treatment for patients with a physical disability or who suffer from pain. Physical therapy can be generally be divided into three forms of treatment of which physiotherapy is one, the other two being exercise therapy, and activity training.
Medical equipment which apply physical energy to the body.
As the name indicates, physiotherapy is a method of treatment that applies physical energy to the body. Blood circulation is improved and muscle tension and pain is alleviated or removed by heating the body, electrical stimulation and traction using a medical device.
This medical device massages the entire body using water pressure. Seven different massage patterns are available for a precise, all-over massage.
Interferential low-frequency electric therapy equipment
The equipment is used mainly to alleviate pain. Muscle contraction and improved blood circulation are promoted by electrical stimulation, resulting in the alleviation of pain. Furthermore, muscle retraction is relaxed by the massaging effect.
Ultrasound therapeutic device
When an ultrasound therapeutic device is used, mechanical vibration within body is converted into heat energy. Increased and improved blood circulation is achieved by the heat effect, resulting in a reduction in pain and improved extensibility of tissue.
A whirlpool bath provides physical stimulus to improve circulation, promote joint contracture, and reduce pain and swelling.
Lumber and cervical traction
Traction therapy applies a pulling force to lumber and cervical vertebrae by stretching their surrounding muscles. The intensity of the traction force for the cervical vertebrae is set at approximately one-tenth of the patient’s weight, up to 12kg, and from one-third to one-half of the patient’s weight for the lumber vertebrae.
An exercise bicycle is used mainly to improve respiratory and circulatory functions with the aim of increasing the physical endurance of the entire body.
A hot pack is comprised of silica gel in a thick cotton bag, heated in 80℃ hot water, then wrapped in a bath towel or similar, and is used to relieve tension, reduce pain and improve circulation.