OVERVIEW - Why Physiotherapy Department at RLJH?

The Department of Physiotherapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/ intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Physiotherapy involves the interaction between physiotherapists, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physiotherapists.

Patients at R.L. Jalappa Hospital (RLJH) can significantly benefit from the Physiotherapy unit, a unit dedicated to delivering the best patient experience and care possible. The therapist utilizes a broad range of useful exercises, physical modalities, assistive devices, plus training. All the therapy provided in the department ensures that each patient receives the fullest attention and timely care.


“To serve the community with affordable high-quality physiotherapy services, evidence-based training, and collaborative research.”


“To develop model clinical programs which support the practice and academic physiotherapy service.”

  • Interferential Therapy
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Shortwave Diathermy
  • Galvanic and Faradic Electrical Stimulation
  • Continuous Passive Range of Motion
  • Laser Therapy
  • Traction
  • Wax therapy
  • Hydro collator Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Sensory Integration
  • Neuro Development Therapy
  • Soft tissue Mobilization
  • Gait Training
  • Joint mobilisation and Manipulation
Facilities and Services
Pain Clinic

The pain clinic takes care of painful conditions like myofascial pain syndrome, soft tissue injuries, and arthritis conditions. A variety of treatment options are involved in this approach like Dry needling and soft tissue manipulations.

Community Physiotherapy Services

The department of physiotherapy offers community-level physiotherapy to nearby communities and NGOs for the population who ARE ALL IN NEED. The students are posted in the community to serve the population and the community-based learning.

Oncology Physiotherapy Service

The Department of physiotherapy offering services to the patients who are all suffering from cancer. The services are extended to patients and involved in post-surgical rehabilitation.

Diabetic Care

The Department of physiotherapy also involved in the management of the diabetics which results in diabetic ulcer and balance related mobility impairment.

Pediatric Habilitation Care

The pediatric physiotherapy unit extends its services at community level to NGO with children with developmental disabilities. The children with developmental disabilities also treated at OPD at free of cost in weekly basis.

Geriatric Care

Geriatric-related illnesses like balance reduction, fall prevention, and mobility training are addressed by the physiotherapist in the department.

Women’s Health Care

LThe department also involved in treating the women population who are all suffering with pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction. The Physiotherapist are also involved in treating the prenatal and postnatal illness in the women population.

Health and Wellness

The Physiotherapy department also involved in the preventive health care by educating the general public about prevention of Musculo skeletal disorders and promotion of health and wellness in the community.

Wax therapy

The wax therapy used to mobilize the soft tissue around the joints to improve the joint range of motion which was restricted following any injury or surgery.

Unit 1 (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy)
Sl No. Staff Name Designation Speciality
01 Mrs Kavitha Rani Asst. Professor Mobilisation & Manipulation, women’s health
02 Mr. Saravanan J Asst. Professor Manipulation& Hydrotherapy
Unit 2 (Neurological Physiotherapy / Paediatric physiotherapy)
Sl No. Staff Name Designation Speciality
01 Dr.Ramesh Kumar J Professor Paediatric-Neuro Development Therapy, Adult Neuro-Physiotherapy, geriatric care
02 Mr. NaveenKumar I Asst. Professor Adult Neuro Care, geriatric acre
03 Mrs.Satya Tutor Primary physiotherapy care, Paediatric physiotherapy
Unit 3 (Cardio-Respiratory /Oncological Physiotherapy/ Diabetic care)
Sl No. Staff Name Designation Speciality
01 Dr. SenthilKumar E Asso. Professor Cardiac Rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation
02 Ms. Sneha L Joy Asst. Professor Pulmonary Rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation
Unit 4 (Geriatric Physiotherapy)
Sl No. Staff Name Designation Speciality
01 Mrs.Sarulatha H Professor Adult neuro Physiotherapy, geriatric care
02 Ms. Sasi Rekha Asst. Physiotherapy Nil