General rehabilitation

General Rehabilitation Division provides level II and III inpatient medical rehabilitation and level II outpatient rehabilitation treatment. The Hospital provides specialized rehabilitation for patients after trauma (polytrauma, bone fractures, joint replacement, muscle and tendon injuries) and amputation of lower extremities as well as patients with systemic musculoskeletal diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, arthropathy, gout), respiratory diseases, after strokes and spinal surgery.

Each patient has an individual treatment plan, drawn up taking into account their health condition and objectives of rehabilitation. A wide range of rehabilitation methods are used for achieving the set objectives. If necessary, the rehabilitation complex may be supplemented by shockwave therapy, i.e. infrasound therapy. Patients with pulmonary diseases are prescribed with halotherapy, which is provided in halotherapy chambers. A halotherapy chamber is a special room equipped so that it precisely replicates the microclimate of salt mines. The air saturated with dry salt vapour is very beneficial to patients with chronic lung diseases. The extraordinary atmosphere, soothing music and salt crystals descending from the ceiling help to reach deep relaxation.

Rehabilitation of patients after joint replacement has been successfully provided for many years. Standards for rehabilitation after hip, knee or ankle replacement were developed and approved in Klaipėda and Šiauliai hospitals. These standards help ensure a unified, quality rehabilitation provided in stages.

Rehabilitation methods:

  • Kinesiotherapy: exercise in a room or water, mechanotherapy;
  • Occupational therapy;
  • Physiotherapy procedures: electric muscle stimulation, TENS, paraffin and mud applications, ultrasound and infrasound, magnet therapy, compression massage, colour and light therapy, water therapy and microwave therapy;
  • Manual massage;
  • Psychotherapy;
  • Reflexotherapy;
  • Medically assisted treatment;
  • Diet therapy.

Patients are provided with consultations of specialists and necessary laboratory tests according to indications.

Principal General Rehabilitation Specialist, PM&R physician and pulomonologist Jūratė Jakubauskienė, e-mail: jurate.jakubauskiene@prl.lt

PM&R physicians:

  • Jūratė Kaunienė
  • Audronė Staugaitienė
  • Darius Kurlys
  • Monika Greičiuvienė
  • Rima Juozapavičė