​The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at Cuban Hospital evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients whose muscles, joints and/or nerves are not functioning correctly due to illness or injury. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients with the aim of helping them achieve their full potential after an illness or injury.
We provide a multi-disciplinary service including medical staff, nursing staff, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech therapists who are specialized in treating:
  • Hemiplegia (paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on the same side of the body)
  • Cerebral palsy (disorders affecting body movement and muscle coordination)
  • Osteoarthritis and joint pain
  • Lower back and neck pain
  • Surgical rehabilitation
  • Fracture rehabilitation
  • Sports injury recovery
  • Flexibility
  • Injury & dysfunction (pre or post surgery)
  • Strength training
This Department has a dedicated area of the Hospital and its own entrance - outpatients are treated at our center which has 12 rooms; we also offer inpatient care. We treat more than 400 patients a month with the help of an extensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic resources at our disposal.
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department has its own state of the art hydrotherapy pool on site. Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy treatment using water and a specifically heated pool. Hydrotherapy provides an environment of warmth and reduced weight bearing, which allows for effective treatment of many injuries and conditions, which are not possible with on land treatment and exercise.
The benefits of hydrotherapy include:
  • Early rehabilitation post injury or surgery with graduated weight bearing where required
  • Muscle strengthening and improving flexibility
  • Pain relief
  • Improving balance and mobility
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness
  • Increasing blood flow and circulation
Our pool is heated to 34-35 degrees celsius, the ideal temperature for muscle relaxation and hydrotherapy exercise. Our pool changes depth and has built in rails which allows for significant variation and adaptation of treatment methods as required, and also allows for non-swimmers to participate. We provide the use of specialized water exercise equipment including flotation devices, weights, paddles and more, which enhance the quality of and allow variation in hydrotherapy treatments. Speech therapy is another form of rehabilitation which is accommodated within this department. Speech therapy offers rehabilitation when illness or injury has resulted in a change in spoken communication, swallowing, or other upper aero-digestive disorders.
Outpatient Clinics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic
Location: Outpatient Department – Counter 1
Opening Hours: Sunday 8:00am – 11:20am. Monday 12 noon – 2:40pm. Tuesday 12 noon – 2:40pm. Thursday 8:00am – 11:20am Contact: Outpatient Receptionist
Telephone: (+974) 4015-7888
Fax: (+974) 4015-7770
Occupational Therapy Clinic
Location: Rehabilitation Department Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 7am – 2:40pm
Contact: Rehabilitation Receptionist
Telephone: (+974) 4015-7766
Fax: (+974) 4015-7770
Physiotherapy Clinic
Location: Rehabilitation Department
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 7:00am – 2:40pm
Contact: Rehabilitation Receptionist
Telephone: (+974) 4015-7755 and 4015-7760
Fax: (+974) 4015-7770
Speech Therapy
Clinic Location: Rehabilitation Department
Opening Hours: Sunday (pediatric patients) and Thursday (adult patients) 7am – 11:20am, 12:30pm – 2:40pm
Contact: Rehabilitation Receptionist
Telephone: (+974) 4015-7766
Fax: (+974) 4015-7770
Please note that our emergency services (urgent care) are offered at any time, including after clinic hours, on weekends and holidays at the Emergency Department of Cuban Hospital.