Currently there are two Physiotherapists and two medical attendants in this department, in average month they deal with about 250 patients including inpatients and outpatients.
The department is the part of rehabilitation team dealing with Prevention, Treatment, habilitation and Rehabilitation of different conditions by using electrotherapy modalities, manual therapy and therapeutic equipment like therapeutic ultrasound, traction machine, soft tissue manipulator machine, treadmill machine, stationary bicycle, TENS, electric hot packs, ice packs, infrared therapy corner sit chair and special pediatric chair which are all available in the department.
In Prevention we offer preventive Ergonomics education on working place to prevent musculoskeletal related conditions like strain and back pain also preventive health education on conditions like stroke and Diabetes.
We treat all musculoskeletal related conditions like muscle strain, ligament sprain, sport injuries, tendinitis back pain, and arthritis. Our department has a clubfoot clinic every Tuesday, which offer free service to the southern Tanzania community and northern part on Mozambique for all child under 2 years under Ponseti treatment protocol from special trained Physiotherapist, and for those with neglected clubfoot above 2 years there is a specialized surgeon Doctor Fritjof from Germany who regularly comes every year on February. These patients are treated free of charge.
We offer habilitation services to patients with developmental delayed milestone, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, acute flaccid paralysis and rehabilitation services to conditions like stroke, facial nerve injuries, brachial plexus injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, spinal cord injuries, post fracture, and post operative like girdle stone, hemiarthroplast, laminectomy and discectomy.
Patients are usually able to afford their treatment with the price of average sessions ranging between 2,000 and 20,000 Tsh.