TO SERVE patients with physical and developmental disabilities, the CebuDoc Group has launched its new Center for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (CPRM) at the CebuDoc Health and Science Bldg. along Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.
The center offers various rehabilitative specialties of physiatry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and orthotics prosthetics.
“We envisioned this center to be outside the hospital which makes it accessible and convenient for the patients. It is very timely as well because with the coronavirus pandemic, patients don’t really want to go inside the hospital,” CebuDoc Group president and chairman of the board Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III said in a speech.
In attendance during the blessing and launching were Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino, who lauded the hospital’s continuous expansion of its health care offerings to Cebuanos and Regional Development Council chairman Kenneth Cobonpue.
“I applaud your efforts, even with the pandemic still in our midst, you are able to launch this center,” Dino said.
The center is home to rehabilitation medicine physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists who are committed to providing meticulous care to achieve safe, effective and exceptional results for physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as sports medicine rehabilitation services.
“Our centerpiece is our fitness specialist gym because we believe that exercise is medicine and it will help you to achieve your goal in life,” Dr. Renald Peter Ramiro, chairman of the CPRM, said.
Ramiro said with the pandemic causing once active lifestyles to go sedentary, back pains and other muscle aches are bound to be experienced among individuals.
From its old location, the rehabilitation unit has been turned into a state-of-the-art facility that features complete rehabilitation medicine equipment and offers holistic services that help patients regain mobility after an injury, surgery or illness.
The center also houses a neurophysiology laboratory, which offers advanced technology in electrodiagnosis and prognostication of the brain and neuromuscular disorders, with the Cadwell Easy II machine for electroencephalography and the Cadwell Sierra wave machine for electromyography-nerve conduction study. (JOB)