Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Introduction of department

In our rehabilitation department, there are 4 doctors, 30 physical therapists, 9 occupational therapists, 5 speech therapists and 9 orthoptists.
Types of rehabilitation: 1.Perioperative rehabilitation such as the enhanced recovery after surgery ERAS and the first track. 2.Cardiac rehabilitation. 3.Cancer rehabilitation. 4.Sports rehabilitation. 5.Child rehabilitation. 6.Amputation
We start an evaluation and a guidance about early ambulation and respiratory rehabilitation preoperatively. Then postoperative rehabilitation will start at actual surgical ICU or emergency room.
Heart disease is important as the 2 leading cause of death. Death of the acute phase of heart diseases has been reduced by advances in treatment, but death due to heart failure as a result of heart disease is increasing. After all, to prevent heart failure is important.
As cardiac rehabilitation, we have guidance that include exercise, understanding of disease and lifestyle, and medication. To provide heart rehabilitation in Hiroshima prefecture, we have partnership with four hospitals in Hiroshima Prefecture.
We have 2 pediatric rehabilitation rooms and the sports institute of medical science.
According to the SMART program, we have the team rehabilitation for amputation.

Research content

Our target diseases are orthopedic disease, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, neuromuscular disease, spinal cord injury, rheumatoid arthritis, amputation and sports injury.
Considering the quality of life of patients, we perform the prescription of prosthetics and orthotics and grading of disabilities as well as the treatment and rehabilitation plan.
Field of orthopedics: Exercise therapy of autologous chondrocyte transplantation for joint cartilage defect and knee ligament injury. Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo on 2020. We have the sports institute of medical science with three types of the motion analysis: VICON using the infrared and reflection mark, Dimotor using a three-dimensional acceleration sensor and Polhemus using a magnetic field.
Effect of ultra-acute phase bedside rehabilitation.
The exercise therapy for internal failure, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, hepatitis, renal failure.
Cardiac rehabilitation especially for heart failure.

Treatment achievements

In 2017, the number of patients is 4,335 patients with 730 outpatients and 3,605 in patients.
The number of rehabilitation items is 74,281 items.
494 new patients from the emergency room increased by 45% from the previous year 426 cases.
The number of cardiac rehabilitation is 1,251.