PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Activities in the physical and rehabilitation department include:

  • rehabilitation in the hospital (hospital)
  • rehabilitation in outpatient care.

Hospitalization activity

The physical and rehabilitation department has 70 beds and hospital care can be provided with full or partial burden of the S.S.N.

Access mode

Taking charge in the ordinary hospitalization regime is provided for the patient who has limited autonomy and requires an important care load.

How can hospitalization be proposed

  • from the General Practitioner or the Specialist Physician of the N.H.S..: in this case, to have access to the rehabilitation stay, a physical specialist visit to our clinics is required in order to verify the appropriateness criteria for hospitalization;
  • from the U.O. for treble of other hospital structure with direct transfer mode from department to department: in this case, for access is provided the compilation of appropriate file from the proposing structure.

The U.S. Army Administration O. of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine also accepts patients from other facilities that have outcomes of:

  • neurological conditions;
  • orthopedic pathologies (results of prosthetic limbs);
  • rheumatic diseases;
  • pathologies that have created a framework of loss of autonomy.

Visiting hours for patients

  • Weekdays: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.;
  • Holidays: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m..

Methods of intervention

The rehabilitation path

The rehabilitative management of the patient takes place through the Individual Rehabilitation Project an activity plan that directs towards the outcome understood as the final goal of the treatment, based on the strengths of the person on his abilities and needs.
It is implemented in a multi-interdisciplinary way by the rehabilitative team consisting of the physiotherapist, nursing staff, social worker, physiotherapist, speech therapist and neuropsychologist.

The patient’s family and care-giver actively participate in the rehabilitation project: they are instructed on the management of the disease, on the care to be given to the patient, they are informed about the goals achieved and the design of the new ones.

This is intended to make rehabilitation treatment as dynamic, finalized and personalized as possible.

The rehabilitation project therefore pursues the goal of:

  • promote the well-being of the person trying to achieve the best possible functional level
  • promote patient health education and care-giver
  • re-insert the patient in the social context
  • respond appropriately to the needs expressed
  • change the natural history of a condition in a positive way.

The patient resignation from the inpatient ward is shared with family members who are presented with the objectives, the degree of autonomy achieved, the learning to use any aids, the learning of technical skills for the management of the patient careful evaluation of further rehabilitation interventions.

To complete the rehabilitation program, the Rehabilitation Garden was designed and built in the historic park of the Villa Salus Hospital.

It is a green area dedicated to the recovery of patients with motor disabilities. It aims to recover autonomy in daily life activities and reintegrate the patient in a context of “normality” that is very often different from the protected environment of gym, clinic and ward.

It is carried out motor rehabilitation activities, recreational activities, counceling activities and health education. Patients with the outcome of neurological conditions resulting from cerebro vascular and/or traument lesions, neurological, degenerative chronic and orthopedic diseases are accessed.

Outpatient activities: physical therapy and rehabilitation service

The outpatient work provided includes:

  • physiatric visit;
  • Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation clinic (Friday 3 p.m.-4.30 p.m.);
  • evaluation and neuropsychological treatments;
  • evaluation and speech therapy treatments.

The booking of outpatient Physiatrics visits, both contracted and in a free profession, is made through access to the HOSPITAL’s CUP by telephone at Nr. 041/2906525.
Following the physiatric visit, the possible booking of the rehabilitative treatment prescribed by the specialist doctor will take place.

Each outpatient can take advantage of the following treatment interventions provided under the agreement with the NHS:

  • re-education in the gym;
  • functional re-education and autonomy training;
  • prescription and training for the use of prostheses, orthosis and technological aids;
  • Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid) inphilitrative treatments;

Physical therapies available at our non-contracted clinics include:

  • contact ultrasound;
  • immersion ultrasound;
  • infrared;
  • laser therapy;
  • antalgic currents (diadynamics, interference, ionophoresis);
  • TENS;
  • Radar therapy;
  • TOCAR.

CONTACTS:

Secretariat:

Coordinator:

outpatient activity: Neuropsychology service

Neuropsychology studies the relationship between cognitive information processing and its anatomive-functional bases. In its multiple fields of application it can be generically defined as the “applied science concerning the behavioral expression of brain dysfunction” (Lezak et al., 2004)

The Outpatient Neuropsychology Service arises from the need to meet the diagnostic and rehabilitative needs of patients with acquired cognitive-behavioral disabilities of different etiology. It is recognized as a tool of the Hospital for the provision of diagnostic and therapeutic health services of the area of physical medicine and/or psychological distress related to the disease.

The activity is organized according to the guidelines and guidelines of international neurospicology, in the theoretical and practical aspects (see Consensus Conference on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 2010; Guidelines on the diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, 2000), with a view to continuous training and updating.

Dr. Daniela Zara, psychologist, of the clinic, is enrolled in the Order of Psychologists, has obtained specialization in psychotherapy and specific training in neuropsychological field, using the title of Expert of the Neuropsychological Area . She is an active member of the Neuropsychology Working Group within the Order, whose purpose is to promote professional and educational activity in this area. She cooperates with local medical commissions in the context of disability and fitness to drive.

What is the neuropsychological exam?

Neuropsychological evaluation allows to measure cognitive abilities (attention, memory, language, perception, executive functions) by administering neuropsychological tests of global evaluation and neuropsychological tests of global evaluation and function-specific neuropsychological tests.
The professional with specialized skills in neuropsychology deals with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of cognitive function deficits (attentive and executive functions, memory disorders, visuo-spatial disorders (e.g. neglect or heminattention) , speech disorders (aphasia), disorders of practice (ideomotor, ideative, boiling, constructive) and behavioral of patients with acquired disability as a result of brain injury to different etiology (vascular, traumatic, inflammatory, degenerative diseases, etc.).

The following services are performed within the service:

  • Diagnostic assessment for dementia and/or cognitive disturbances;
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation treatment;
  • Clinical psychodiagnostic evaluation for post-traumatic harm assessment;
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment for disability assessment or review;
  • General intellectual psychodiagnostic evaluation with level tests;
  • Psychodiagnostic assessment for driving suitability and driver’s license renewal;
  • Psychotherapy.

You are accessed by booking in Private Practice.
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Secretariat

041 2906605

Department

041 2906902

Department 2

041 2906970

Fax

041 2906968

Secretariat

seg.medicina@ospedalevillasalus.it

Coordinator

coord.riabilitazione@ospedalevillasalus.it

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STAFF

Dr Franco Cozzi

Dr Franco Cozzi

Director

DOCTORS

  • Dr. Paola Cudia.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

  • Dr. Daniela Zara.

LOGOPEDIST

  • Dr. Anna Lazzaro.

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