Aster’s medical starts functioning at Wayanad

Aster Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a holistic centre dedicated for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), has started functioning at Aster Wayanad Speciality Hospital, located at Meppadi in Wayanad district. The centre modelled after CMC Vellore is the first such centre in north Kerala.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation, is a medical specialty that helps people to regain body functions and movements lost due to disease, disorder or injury.

Dr. Babeesh Chacko, Chief Consultant and Head, Aster Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, said that Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is very useful in the treatment of patients who suffered head injuries, patients bedridden for a long period following paralysis, patients suffering from multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy, persistent back and neck pain and burn injuries and amputees.

He added that PMR treatment helps to address various conditions in children including Down syndrome and other genetic disabilities, autism and speech disorders to some extent, if treated early.