Rehabilitation Medicine:
Helping You Return to Daily Life 

Orthopaedic conditions and injuries can significantly impact one's daily life, causing pain and functional limitations. Rehabilitation medicine is a specialised field that focuses on helping patients recover from these conditions by addressing their physical, emotional, and functional needs.

At Subang Jaya Medical Centre, we provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to help patients achieve their highest level of functioning and quality of life. This article will discuss rehabilitation medicine, the services we offer at SJMC, and some of the common conditions we treat. 

What Is Rehabilitation Medicine? 

Rehabilitation medicine is a branch of medicine that helps individuals achieve optimal health, function, and well-being. It encompasses a wide range of medical conditions and addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education, and functional outcomes of these conditions. Rehabilitation medicine focuses on patient-centered care and emphasises an interdisciplinary team approach to provide comprehensive and coordinated rehabilitation programs. 

SJMC Rehabilitation Medicine 

At SJMC, we offer a range of physical and medical rehabilitation services to help patients with impairments, disabilities, and handicaps that can be either temporary or permanent. Our goal is to help patients achieve optimal function and improve their quality of life. Our team of rehabilitation medicine specialists works together to provide individualised care to our patients.

The services we offer include: 

Physical Therapy

This involves exercises, techniques, and modalities aimed at restoring function and improving mobility.

Occupational Therapy

This focuses on helping patients regain their ability to perform daily living activities such as dressing, grooming, and cooking. 

Psychological Support

This is provided to help patients cope with the emotional and psychological effects of their condition.

Assistive technology

This includes the provision of devices, equipment, and technology to help patients function better.

Common Conditions In Rehabilitation Medicine 

Our rehabilitation medicine team at SJMC treats a wide range of medical conditions that require rehabilitation. Some of the common conditions we treat include: 

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

This is the loss of a limb due to trauma or disease. 

Limb and foot deformities

This includes conditions like clubfoot, flat feet, and high arches. 

Diabetic foot

This is a condition in which nerve damage from diabetes causes numbness, tingling, or pain in the feet.

Charcot's foot

This is a condition in which the foot bones weaken and break down due to nerve damage. 


This is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility. 


This is a curvature of the spine that can cause back pain and limited mobility. 

Paediatric Rehabilitation 

Cerebral palsy

This is a neurological condition that affects movement and posture.

Spinal bifida

This is a birth defect that affects the development of the spine and can cause paralysis.

Muscular dystrophies

This is a group of genetic disorders that cause muscle weakness and wasting. 

Children with growth and development delay

This includes children who are delayed in reaching developmental milestones such as crawling, walking, or speaking. 

Neurological Rehabilitation 

Spinal cord injury

This is an injury that damages the spinal cord or nearby tissues and bones. 

Multiple Sclerosis

This is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms.

Procedures and Treatments Include  

Spasticity management-Botulinum Toxin injection etc 
Musculoskeletal injections 
Dry Needling 
Pain management 
Wound management 
Diabetic Foot care 
Medical Footwear prescriptions 
Mobility Aids prescriptions 
Orthotic and Splint prescriptions 
Prosthetic prescriptions 
Specialised wheelchair assessment and prescriptions 
Disability assessments 
Prevention and management of Deconditioning 
Therapeutic Exercise Prescriptions 
Coordinate Rehabilitation Care 

At SJMC, we understand the challenges that orthopaedic conditions and injuries can pose to one's daily life. That's why we offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to help patients recover as much function and independence as possible. Our team of rehabilitation medicine specialists provides individualised care that addresses our patients' physical, emotional, and functional needs. We aim to optimise our patients' quality of life and helping them return to their daily activities with confidence.

We invite you to visit SJMC and speak to our team of rehabilitation medicine specialists about how we can help you recover from your condition.