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The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation focuses on prevention, rehabilitation, and the clinical management of problems associated with disability. Rehabilitation is an integral part of total medical care, and the department’s goal is to enable the patient to return to his previous lifestyle. This is after a patient’s condition requires prolonged healing, or, in spite of the presence of irreversible pathological deficits. It is best achieved through the coordinated work of various health disciplines composed of the physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, vocational and social workers, and other medical specialists. All of our patients are considered individual persons, and not just patients with disease.

Our patient’s first experience with our team begins with a consultation with our physiatrists. This is where an individualized rehabilitation program is formed based from the patient’s history, medical background, comprehensive assessment and patient’s goal. They are referred to the physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapist to facilitate and implement the prescribed rehabilitation program.

The department caters to patients suffering from a wide range of conditions such as, but not restricted to:

Pediatric Conditions
Cerebral Palsy
Spina Bifida
Developmental Delay
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Muscular Dystrophy
Neuromuscular Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Myasthenia Gravis
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Sports-related Conditions / Musculoskeletal Conditions

Ligament Injury (such as knee ligament injuries, etc)
Meniscal Injury
Tennis Elbow
Low Back Pain
Neck Pain
Occupational/non-occupational related pains
Orthopedic Conditions

Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Joint Dislocation
Pulmonary Conditions

Chronic Bronchitis
Cardiac Conditions

Myocardial Infarction
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Neurologic Conditions

Traumatic Brain Injury
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Other Medical Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus
Metabolic Disorders
Renal Diseases

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy section is composed of 49 licensed, professional and competent physical therapists. Our specialty is to help patients improve mobility, function and quality of life through an individualized rehabilitation program consisting of therapeutic exercises and the use of physical modalities and agents. Services include, but not limited to the following:

• Pain relief
• Muscle strengthening
• Joint mobility
• Chest physical therapy
• Conditioning/Endurance training
• Balance Training
• Gait Training
• Injury Prevention
• Patient Education on Proper Body Mechanics, joint conservation techniques and work ergonomics

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy section is composed of licensed, professional and competent occupational therapists. Our specialty is to help patients recover, maintain, modify and improve their function through individualized activities and training such as:

Activities of Daily Living Training (such as feeding, self-care, etc.)
Neurodevelopmental Training
Cognitive Perceptual Training
Sensory Integration
Environmental Modification
Hand Evaluation and Training
Dysphagia Program
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Splint Fabrication
Speech Therapy

The Speech Therapy section is composed of a professional and competent staff whose specialty includes, but not limited to the following:

Voice therapy
Aphasia/Language Therapy
Cognitive Retraining for Memory, Attention Functions
Dysphagia Management
Dysarthria (a disturbance of speech and language due to brain injury, or to paralysis, incoordination, or spasticity of the muscles used for speaking) Management
Dyphonia (hearing) Management

In partnership with other departments, we also provide the following:

Cardiac Rehabilitation
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Weight Management Program
Renal Rehabilitation Program
Home Rehabilitation/Care
Critical Care Rehabilitation
Diabetes Exercise Program

Our Team
Dr. Bonifacio S. Rafanan. Jr - Chairman
Ma. Mercedes C. Leido - Clinical Manager

Competency Specialists
Administrative Assistant
Staff Physical Therapists
Staff Occupational Therapists
Speech and Language Pathologists
Rehabilitation Aides

Dr. Celso F. Bate
Dr. Ronald Alfonso R. Calma
Dr. Estelita M. Chua
Dr. Joel Regino E. Contreras
Dr. Ma. Victoria V. Tangco

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Medical City’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is located at the 2nd Floor, Podium building

Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (cut-off time is 8:00 PM)
Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (cut-off time is 3:00 PM)


8-988-1000 / 8-988-7000 local 6240/6241


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