"PALLADION" Medical Rehabilitation center in Tripolis Peloponnese

PALLADION Medical Rehabilitation Clinic located in Tripolis-Arcadia-Peloponnese, is a fully qualified rehabilitation clinic for people with physical disabilities.
It was created to essentially and effectively address problems that are faced by patients because of a serious illness or injury following their hospital discharge. Problems that are not only associated with the patient's complete recovery, but also with his/her everyday life and his/her way of life that has now changed.

Services


Physical Therapy
The physical therapy programmes at the PALLADION Rehabilitation Centre are carefully designed exclusively for each individual patient, after careful evaluation of their condition and their physical abilities. Our experienced and highly qualified physical therapists are fully trained in the use of our Centre’s state-of-the-art equipment. The services they offer are designed to:

  • strengthen muscles
  • improve aerobic conditioning
  • improve stamina, coordination and posture
  • maximise safe, independent mobility
  • ensure independent ambulation (if possible) or encourage safe ambulation with mobility aids (e.g. walkers or walking sticks).

Our ultramodern equipment obviously plays an important part in the success of our treatment programmes. Physiotherapy at the Centre takes place on the ground floor where there are gym facilities, as well as neurological and orthopedic treatment areas. The treatment rooms are equipped with:

Robotic gait training system

PALLADION’s latest robotic gait training system is designed for patients with various neurological ambulatory problems (following spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury), but also for persons with cerebral palsy.

Isokinetic dynamometer

The isokinetic dynamometer is used for testing and intervention to improve the range of motion of joints and muscle strength.

Other equipment

  • Bobath beds
  • Diathermic devices
  • Shockwave therapy devices
  • Laser treatment equipment
  • Electrotherapy equipment
  • Ultrasound therapy equipment
  • CPM
  • TENS machines
  • IPC devices
  • Electromagnetic wave therapy devices
  • Biofeedback
  • Cold - Hot compression pads
  • Risers
  • FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) bikes
  • Hydropneumatic devices
  • Treadmills
  • Parallel bars
  • Wall bars
  • Stair stepper
  • Foot force analysis platform
  • Gait analysis device


Hydrotherapy

The beneficial effects of water on the human body become very clear when it is used as part of the therapeutic process.

Palladium has two therapy pools, in spacious facilities of 400m{^>2 <^}with garden views. The pools are ergonomically designed with variable depth and are equipped with special lifts, which also permit people with very severe mobility problems or disabilities to use them. Additional equipment provides support and resistance, including parallel bars, hydromassage (directional and floor), counter-current swimming system, and other items of special equipment for exercising in water.

The ideal water temperature enables muscles to relax, helps to alleviate joint pain and increases range of motion. The peaceful, relaxing environment of the pool has a remarkably positive effect on patients, both physically and mentally.

The rehabilitation team reviews each patient’s hydrotherapy programme regularly, according to the nature of the condition and the patient’s progress.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy plays an important role in patient rehabilitation, helping the person reacquire skills they possessed before their injury or illness.

The Centre’s occupational therapists undertake retraining of patients and their families or carers in daily activities such as dressing, feeding and personal hygiene. The aim is to restore patients’ ability to care for themselves independently, to learn alternative ways to deal with their impairment, as well as methods of ergonomic organisation suitable for their personal or professional spaces.

The occupational therapy area contains an organised replication of the home space and enables patients to relearn everyday activities. In addition, there is an area devoted to rehabilitation of patients with cognitive impairments, where use is made of specially designed computer programs. These programs aim to improve:

  • memory
  • focus of attention
  • perception
  • concentration

Speech & language therapy
Speech and language therapy is intended for patients with language cognition or spoken communication disorders{b> <b}or a combination of both, such as may occur following a stroke. It is also recommended for patients with dysphagia (swallowing disorders) and cognitive impairment.

After careful evaluation of each case, the speech therapist uses various modern therapy techniques to try and improve the patient’s communication skills, with primary emphasis on verbal expression. Retraining is also done for issues related to:

  • association of ideas
  • memory
  • focus of attention

Speech and language therapy can help to bring about positive results for the patient’s overall rehabilitation programme, since it encourages active participation.


Psychological support
Psychological support is a particularly important part of the holistic care provided by the PALLADION Centre to the patient. The Centre’s experienced psychologist undertakes to support patients and their family members, starting with the important first steps of acceptance and adjustment to their new situation. The PALLADION Centre psychologist also acts in an advisory capacity for the staff at the Centre on the best approach to managing each patient.

The services include help with the following:

  • dealing with crises
  • management of anxiety and phobias stemming from the condition
  • dealing with depression
  • creating incentives for more active participation of the patient in their therapy programme

The sessions with the psychologist help patients to feel more positive and gradually return to a more active social life.



Dietetics

Proper nutrition is a key factor in the design of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme, as it can enhance the effects of therapy. The Centre’s clinical dietitian will:

  • Propose individual dietary plans to suit the needs of each patient
  • Monitor proper implementation of the dietary plan
  • Advise patients and their carers on new dietary habits they need to adopt after they are discharged from the Centre.

Meals are prepared daily by professional chefs in the PALLADION Rehabilitation Centre’s state-of-the-art kitchens, based on and designed in accordance with HACCP specifications.



Social worker

The role of the social worker at PALLADION Rehabilitation Centre is a vitally important one. The social worker is the link between the Centre and the patient and their families.

The duties are varied and include the provision of essential services, such as informing patients and their families of their rights, the coverage provided by their insurance carriers, and resolution of any problems that arise. The social worker also undertakes to resolve issues to do with arranging the supply of special equipment, such as wheelchairs.

Often part of the social service at the Rehabilitation Center involves overcoming the tendency of family members to either be overprotective or indifferent to the problems facing patients. The social worker guides and advises relatives on how to manage the new situation.

In addition, throughout the patient's rehabilitation programme, the social worker is in communication with the Centre’s psychologist, seeking to create the optimum conditions for the smoothest possible reintegration of patients into their social world.

PALLADION operates three special outpatient clinics.

PHYSIATRY CLINIC
The physiatrists at PALLADION assess patients with mobility, sensory or cognitive impairment due to neurological, musculoskeletal or multisystem disease and recommend personalised treatment programmes in conjunction with specific medical interventions in order to secure the best possible recovery.

CONTINENCE CLINIC
According to a recent study, three in ten women in Greece face some form of urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence occurs in all age groups and has a significant impact on the everyday quality of life of women sufferers. The International Continence Society recommends conservative treatment of female urinary incontinence as the first therapeutic intervention for all its forms. PALLADION’s special clinic organises individualised exercise programmes to retrain pelvic floor muscles in conjunction with bladder retraining methods, under close medical supervision.

POSTURE ANALYSIS LAB
PALLADION provides facilities for patients with impaired body posture (after orthopedic or neurological disease) to undergo evaluation while seated or standing on a special platform. Computer-assisted posture improvement programmes also help to restore postural control, stability and balance.

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