Our Services - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (CNH)

Departmental Mission the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is committed to work as interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to maximize quality of life and function ability.


  • To maintain medical stability, give chance of expected recovery if any, prevent complications, improve functions and reintegrate person to society through interdisciplinary team approach.
  • To Maximize Individual patient functionality and prepare our patients for an independent living return home, work and increased quality of life.



  • Rehabilitation at Care National Hospital 30-bed share room Inpatient Rehabilitation Program offers comprehensive care to address the many needs of our patients and their medical conditions.
  • Our team provides specialized care in a home-like setting environment to promote recovery from the most critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.
  • Patients will benefit from specialized, intense Rehabilitation Program for medical needs that will prevent them from being admitted into lower level of care such as skilled nursing facility.

Cases for admission in rehabilitation ward

Neurological diseases (Guillain barre, Multiple Sclerosis, Transvers Myelitis)

Spinal cord Injury


Traumatic Brain Injury

Cerebral Palsy


Musculoskeletal Diseases

Injuries and diseases of the Nerve

Rehabilitation Services Include but are not limited to the following services:

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Worker
  • Psychological evaluation and support
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Family meeting / Counseling
  • Multidisciplinary team meeting weekly
  • Wound Care Management
  • Patient recreational Activities
  • Discharge planning or transfer
  • Equipment Specification
  • Assistive devices/ Walking Aids
  • Swallowing Assessment
  • Home Evaluation and Advice for modifications
  • Driving Assessment


Major Diagnostics and Therapeutic Modalities Used:



  • For Physical Therapy
    • Short-wave Diathermy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Combi 400 (Combination device with electrotherapy, ultrasound and laser)
    • Infra-red
    • Cavitation US
    • Thermal Capsule
    • Treadmill and static cycle and suspension therapy
    • Fluidotherapy
    • Interferential Therapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Traction
    • Gait training and supply of walkers, crutches or canes
    • Continuous Passive Motion Machines (CPM).
    • Magnetic Field Therapy
    • Radial shock wave


  • For Occupational Therapy
    • Pegboards with different sizes, shapes and colors
    • Color, shape and size discrimination knob board
    • Wooden picture cards with different colors and shapes
    • Sensory / Dexterity Kit
    • Bilateral sander with resistance
    • Screw board
    • Standing frame
    • Supinator / Pronator
    • Cones



  • For Swallowing Pathologist


  • Fibroptic Endoscopic Evaluation of swallowing and modified barium swallow.


  • For Medical
    • Botulinum Toxin
    • Phenol Injection with or without sedation
    • Intra-articular injection
    • Nerve Block


Criteria for admission to the service 

           Outpatient Admission Criteria

  • Age group : Pediatric ( 2 years-13 y/o and Adult( 14y/o & above)
  • Medically stable
  • Does not demonstrate a severe behavioral and personality disorder.
  • Patient demonstrates a need and potential benefit for therapy

Intervention/ services.

∙       In-Patient  Admission Criteria

  • Patient must be 2 years of age or older.
  • Patient must have clear diagnosis and at least need two 

   Rehabilitation discipline with potential goals. 

  • Breathes independently without mechanical assistance
  • Does not demonstrate a severe behavioral and personality


  • Patient demonstrates a need and potential benefit for therapy

   Intervention/ services.

Out Patient -Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy:

  • OPD: Saturday to Thursday 9 am to 9 pm



      ∙      Services and Hours

∘        Physician Services: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

               ∘       Nursing Services: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week

 ∘      Speech, Swallowing, Physical and Occupational Therapy are

          available Sunday  to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

               ∘      Recreational Therapy is available Sunday to Thursday from

          9:00 am to 3:00 pm

∘      Case management, social services, nutrition, radiology, laboratory,

         ICU, pharmacy, psychologist, dialysis are hospital-based and

         available throughout the patient’s stay

∘       Patient access/insurance verification 24 hours per day, 7 days per  




  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Building 1- 3C & 3D ward with 30 beds and  In patient Gym (Male &Female)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation OPD , Building 2 ground floor, and Outpatient  Gym ( Male& Female).


Department Achievements


  • Our outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation department provides high stander and distinctive care for our valuable patients.


  • Our facility includes 6 gyms for Male, Female and Pediatric outpatient that located in Physical medicine and rehabilitation department in Building 2 Ground floor. Inpatient male and female gyms are located in 3rd floor (3D) Building 1 .



  • We have 21 therapists with high qualifications, knowledge and skills to look after different types of diseases and impairments.


  • Our outpatient department shift starts at 9:00 A.M until 9:00 P.M.



  • We provide 1 continues hour of therapeutic intervention during the session.


  • The number of sessions and predictable outcome will be decided and discussed with the patient and his family after initial assessment.



  • We are hospital-based department which means we have other medical and surgical services are available for 24 hours.



  • We have diagnostic categories of persons served as the following during 2022:

        -MSK(musculoskeletal) such as Back and knee cases.

        -Neurology such as TBI , Stroke and Spinal cord injury cases.


        - Pediatrics such as CP and Down’s syndrome.



  • Our statistic for last quarter of 2022:

                    -about 2000 patients have been managed in our department.

                   -87% satisfaction rate in inpatient department and 94% satisfaction rate in

                     outpatient department.

                - 70% of treated cases are musculoskeletal, 25% neurological case and 5% other cases.

                -we have managed to achieve predicate goals in 85% of our patients


Success Story

Zuhair 56 Y/O

Diagnosis: spinal cord injury, associated with loss of proprioception of left foot, and lost bowel and bladder control

He was Received on a wheel chair and he is able to perform simple tasks with assistance.

Patient received medical care and Physiotherapy and occupational therapy sessions

3 weeks after admition to rehab ward, Patient was able to transfer from bed to wheel chair independently, stand and Walk with quad cane help, currently patient is able to walk and control his bowel and bladder.

Patient was discharge home able to walk with quad cane and capable of routine daily activity without help.

Under supervision of Dr. Saed Alshehri

Consultant physical medicine and rehabilitation

Physiotherapist: Sara Altaib

 Occupational therapist: Shahad Alfuhaid



Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation




Department Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (RCH)


The Services:

  • Physical therapy services
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Speech language pathology services
  • Prosthetics and orthotics rehabilitation services
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Underwater rehabilitation
  • Dry needle services
  • Manual therapy services
  • Sport injuries rehabilitation center
  • Orthopedic spine clinic
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Foot and ankle clinic
  • Acute rehab inpatient
  • Shock wave services


The most prominent and distinctive devices used:

  • D-wall for motion analysis
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Isokinetic machine (Biodex) for measure, evaluate and increase the strength of muscles
  • Shock Wave