WHAT IS REHABILITATION?
Injuries and surgeries have become very common in the recent years. The recovery from injuries take different treatments and methods for complete cure. Part of the recovery process is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps restore the lost functional ability back to the individual. This requires consistent and persistent efforts with the guidance of experienced therapists such as Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Speech-Language pathologists and Neuropsychologists. Rehabilitation is not limited to recovering from certain habits or illnesses. It also includes recuperation from prolonged acute or chronic diseases. “Rehab” should not be a stigma on the road to good health and recovery.
WHY JH REHABILITATION?
There are very few rehabilitation centres in Chennai that provides a wide range of post treatment care. Among those that do, daily supervision of a patient by a Physician who specializes in Rehabilitation is lacking. We are a physician-led centre, that provides a comprehensive care involving various therapies and takes an interdisciplinary approach (i.e. care being provided by various therapies in a coordinated fashion). We are the first in the nation to introduce a community reintegration program called “EMPOWER”.Community reintegration can be defined as “the state where the individual controls and directs his own life by independently participating in activities including education and meaningful employment”.The goal is to integrate every member that is part of the program back into the community and be a productive member. Our rehabilitation centre in Chennai provides quality services at a reasonable cost.
Our Four Pillars of Rehabilitation
Physician LED Interdisciplinary Care
Quality Services at Affordable Cost
EMPOWER PATIENTS WITH THE ABILITY TO LIVE THEIR LIFE INDEPENDENTLY AND TO THE FULLEST
We treat a wide range of conditions from mild orthopaedic conditions such as joint pain to disabling neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries. We specialize in brain injury rehabilitation and spinal cord injury treatment. Each condition and each patient are treated differently. We primarily use various therapies, orthosis, adaptive types of equipment, and assistive devices to treat patients however medications and injections are also used for neurological and orthopedic conditions to maximize recovery. Details about each condition and its treatment can be seen under respective sections.
Some of our specialized services include the following
- Vision rehabilitation using Nova vision
- Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT)
- Dysphagia (Swallow) rehabilitation using Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
- Arm/Hand rehabilitation using Mirror Therapy and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
- Gait rehabilitation using Body Weight Support Treadmill (BWST) training
- Coma/Arousal stimulation therapy for patients with disorders of consciousness (i.e. coma, vegetative state, and minimally conscious state)
- Neuromodulation for brain injury recovery using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, and psychopharmacological medications
- Injections for spasticity (muscle tightness) such as Botulinum toxin (Botox), motor point blocks, and nerve blocks.
- Other treatments such as Intrathecal Baclofen (Baclofen Pump) trial (testing), management and troubleshooting.
I am a Neurosurgeon. My wife has been having neck and back pain for a very long time. With my expertise in spine diseases, and having treated hundreds of patients for similar problems, I tried to treat my wife as well. I must admit that I failed miserably. That is when I met Dr. Jacob & Dr. Haresh. They told me about their new concept and the related venture.My wife enrolled in their program that was slated for 3 months. She has been going there regularly and in less than a month, she was so much better. I never saw my wife so active and energetic in all the last decade or over!.I would like this message to go out to the whole world. I know there are millions of people suffering from aches and pains that do not relate to any particular diagnosis, but is a really painful life experience for the sufferer.And I can testify to the fact that Drs. Jacob & Haresh at the JH Rehabilitation, with their very skilled and dedicated team of professionals, are supremely good at handling such issues.Let us all use their services. This message goes to doctors as well. Let us (doctors) not think that Rehabilitation Services are only an insignificant appendage to medical treatment. It is more often than not, a very important primary modality of treatment.This message may please be used for the benefit of people suffering from want of good rehabilitation services.
Being a basketball player, I had to hustle, jump and pivot a lot. At one such moment,I got my knee twisted. I was unaware that it was an ACL tear and started playing again. That affected my performance and I was injured again, causing a complete tear of the ACL. So I had to get my knee operated and undergo six months of rehab. During the course of the rehab programme,I thought that I was missing something. That’s when I came to know about Dr Jacob through my surgeon. I attended some sessions with Dr Jacob and at the end of the protocol, I was able to make a come back to basketball and play the game as I did before the injury. Dr Jacob not only made me get in to the game, but also he educated me the do’s and dont’s of a complete sports person.I sincerely thank Dr Jacob for his guidance.
My wife, Liz, and I suffered a severe life changing event in 2017 when Liz suffered from a massive aneurysm. She was in a coma for around a month and spent 3 months at TIRR, which is a rehab hospital specializing in brain injury. While there, Dr. Haresh was following Liz’s case. Dr. Haresh was a fantastic doctor who we have been blessed to have on our side, and he continued to follow Liz’s case for over a year prior to moving. He was always accessible for any emergency (when you are recovering from as severe a brain injury as Liz is there are frequent emergency situations with anything ranging from seizures to constipation) no matter the time, was extremely caring for Liz, and was very knowledgeable for what I would think to be the most complex field in the medical profession. Most importantly, he was willing to do research for anything that seemed to be new or to try and push the boundaries of the fields of medicine in order to ensure the best outcome. If anyone finds themselves under Dr. Haresh’s care, I truly believe they will have the best chance for an optimal outcome!
My son G.Shyam (8yrs) is an ADHD child. Though he had speech but his communication was not upto his age and a lot of self talk was there in him. We were taking him for all the required therapies for him & speech was one among them. Speech therapy to improve his communication and reduce his self talk. Ms.Sadhana Naidu, (a speech and language pathologist) worked with him and we could see a markable change in Shyam within a few months. She helped him to communicate confidently and effectively with people and his peers. She taught me a few techniques to work out with his as a home program. We did follow them now slowly his self talk is also reducing. Coming to my daughter G.Thushara (2yrs) is an hearing impaired child. We were broken that both our kids were challenged. But the team we got was an amazing one. They never gave upon. Sadhana worked with my daughter too. She had always given us the confidence. Speech and language therapy has really helped my daughter. Sadhana was very kind and taught me skills that I can use to continue help both my kids. We still have a long way to go. For the present improvement of both my kids, one of the major credits goes to sadhana. Thank you for being there for us.
Arunachalam Sir is very dedicated towards his work. He explains in and out of what he does. He tries to understand our problems and gives the right solution. His friendly treatment will cure us soon than we expect. I will rate him 10/10 if I get a chance.