Rehabilitative care in Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation center is based on 'patient centered philosophy' and care is provided by an interdisciplinary team of physiatrists, therapists, nutritionists, orthotists, psychologists and social workers who have specific training and skills and ensure continuum of care. Rehabilitation program is provided to patients above two years of age, adolescents and adults
Services are rendered for neurological, orthopedic, trauma and rheumatologic disorders with functional and structural impairments that cause difficulty in activity and community participation.
1‐ Interdisciplinary team consultation:
Description: A group of rehabilitative experts collaborate together to provide joint consultation and prescribe the most appropriate therapeutic rehabilitative treatment plan for the patient.
The team includes: Physicians, physiotherapists, nurses, psychologists and social workers
This patient‐focused approach guides each individualized patient from the time of admission through therapy, successful discharge and follow‐up.
Service duration: 15‐25 minutes
Target group: All patients referred to DPRC
2‐ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
- PM&R aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities. Specialized physiatrists help in restoring optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, ligaments, or nervous system.
PM&R may include injection techniques such as dry needling technique, trigger point injections, joint injections, platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and the injection of Botulinum toxin on a case by case basis.
- The rehabilitation center nurse assists individuals with disability and/or chronic illness to attain and maintain maximum function. The nurse assists patients in adapting to an altered lifestyle, while providing a therapeutic environment for client's and their family's development, thus ensuring the patient's safety and health during their stay in the center.
Movement and posture rehabilitation
• Pain management
• Joint mobilization/ manipulation
• Dry needling
4‐ Physiotherapy (Adults):
Physiotherapists at DPRC follow a holistic treatment approach to develop, maintain and restore movement and functional ability thereby maximizing the quality of life for people and their families.
Service duration: 45 minutes
Target group: 14 years old and above
5‐ Physiotherapy (Pediatric):
- The specialized therapist focuses on the rehabilitation of children recovering from an injury (musculoskeletal, neurology) or dysfunction.
They ensure the participation of children and their families in all aspects of care.
Target group:2 years ‐ 14 years old patients
• Cerebral palsy
• Brain injury (traumatic, hypoxic, non‐traumatic)
• Delayed development
• Down syndrome
• Myscoloskeletal injuries/ deformities‐ congenital conditions (spina bifida)
6‐ Occupational therapy (Adult/Pediatric):
Description: Occupational therapists help patients participate in the things they want and needthrough the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recover from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. For children, the therapists also help in facilitating handwriting development in school aged children, promoting functional skills for children with developmental disabilities and providing individualized treatment for sensory processing difficulties.
7‐ Speech and language therapy (Pediatric):
Description: Speech and language therapists provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication including speech disorders or language disorders.
Hydrotherapy includes a range of therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes. It is beneficial for therapy programs where limited or non‐weight bearing is desirable and where normal functioning is limited by inflammation, pain, guarding, muscle spasm, and limited range of motion (ROM).
The specialized temperature‐controlled pool provides a controllable environment for reeducation of weak muscles and skill development for neurological and neuromuscular impairment, acute orthopedic or neuromuscular injury and rheumatologic diseases.
-: As part of the rehabilitation team, the Orthotics section deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces for the limbs and spine.
The experts design, manufacture and apply the orthotics for DPRC patients who need devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs.
10. Social Care:
Social workers at DPRC collaborate with team members, provide social support and counselling to patients and their families at DPRC; thereby facilitating their integration to school (for pediatric patients) and to work (for adult patients). The Social worker also identifies and implements supportive
services during treatment, in preparation for discharge and during follow-up.
11. Psychological Care:
Description: The psychologist is part of the interdisciplinary team, who can help unfold any residual psychological problems affecting the physical state of the patient thus positively helping in the rehabilitation process. If any therapist detect that the patient needs a psychological support or counselling, they can refer to the psychologist for advice.
1. Gait training (G‐EO System)
-: The G‐EO System available at DPRC, is one of the world's most advanced robotic‐assisted devices in gait rehabilitation. This system helps the recovery of walking ability, especially in non ambulatory patients with neurological problems.
2‐ Weight reduction program
- DPRC patients, who have achieved their goals in the treatment, can benefit from the weight reduction program including a healthy diet program (advised by the dietician) and tailored physical activity sessions (provided by a trained physiotherapist).
Description: PM&R and emergency doctors can prescribe medicines that can be collected from DPRC pharmacy.
Description: To accommodate the patients, DPRC offers an integrated laboratory sample collection services.
Description: DPRC is equipped with specific facilities to assist its patients in cases of emergencies
All administrative staff strive to achieve one primary goal:
To provide high quality services as per DHA
policies and procedures
2. Customer care service
Description: The customer care officer is keen in the affairs of patients' care, in
3. Health Cards Renewal
• Third‐party health insurance coverage: 120 AED
• Covered by health insurance: Free
4. Medical reports
This service allows a patient to obtain a medical report on his/ her health status based on the availability of his/her medical file in DHA.
Terms and conditions: Attendance of the patient personally to request the medical report and to collect it. In case, the patient cannot attend, a first of kin can collect the medical report by showing proof of identity (Emirates ID, passport).
Health card and original valid Emirates ID
Service fees: 270 AED
Service duration: 10 Working days
Target group: All DPRC patients.
5. Escort service:
Description: In order to maintain the safety and security while receiving any care in DPRC, an escort service is provided to the elderly and disabled persons and/or visitors who do not have a care taker along with them.
Service duration: Depending on the need of each patient
Target group: All DPRC patients.