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Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean: The Caribbean’s First Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Centre



| 2014-08-05 00:00:00

The Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean Ltd. (Rehab Caribbean) is the Caribbean’s first multidisciplinary Rehabilitation centre.  It is an outpatient rehabilitation centre for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R, also called Physiatry); that provides medical care for adults and children; enabling them to recover physically and regain their skills after injury or illness.

The Rehab Institute utilises a comprehensive multidisciplinary medical treatment approach which consists of medications, physical modalities, physical training with therapeutic exercise, movement and activities modification, adaptive equipment, orthotics (braces), prosthesis (artificial limbs), as well as patient education and neuropsychology treatment.

Rehab Caribbean also aids in improving function, performance, pain and quality of life for its patients who are inclusive of athletes and patients with general muscle, bone and joint condition; neck/back pain and arthritis; spinal cord injury; brain injury or stroke and occupational injury.

Services are based on a collaborative approach among Physiatrists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Neurologists and other specialist Doctors. Core services are delivered by the facility’s team which is comprised of dynamic and well-trained Physiatrist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Neuropsychologist/Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Massage Therapist, Nutritionist and other rehabilitation professionals who are skilled in patient care.

The Institute was established by Dr. Paula Dawson the only US board certified Physiatrist in Jamaica.  Dr. Dawson also has training in Interventional Spine, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and is currently pioneering the development of the discipline of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Jamaica.

The Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean started seeing its first patient in 2012 but was officially opened on Thursday, July 4, 2013 under the patronage of Lady Patricia Allen and Javier Bell, 400m 2013 National athlete.   

For more information, please contact the Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean at Unit 2B & C, Liguanea Post Mall, 115 Hope Road (across from Sovereign Centre) in Kingston or 978-4010/631-4000 or appointments@rehabcaribbean.com.  Additional information is available at http://www.rehabcaribbean.com.

 




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