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Department of Rehabilitation

September 2,2019 Update

Introduction

The Saitama Medical Center was opened on June 14, 1985 as the second University Hospital for Saitama Medical University. Our Department of Rehabilitation became independent in 1997 and still is. The basic policies of our department are:

  1. Conduct patient-first medical care,
  2. Provide the best rehabilitation medicine,
  3. Foster excellent medical personnel and staff, and
  4. Contribute to local medicine.

Rehabilitation medicine is a study that deals with disability, and the wide range of target diseases are not just strokes and bone and joint diseases such as back pain, arthrosis deformans, and bone fractures, but also includes peripheral nerve disorders due to spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and diabetes, etc., degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, and Parkinson's disease, etc., muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy, heart diseases such as myocardial infarction, and respiratory diseases such as COPD, as well as ingestion/swallow difficulty after thoracotomy and laparotomy surgery.

Recently, rehabilitation of cancer patients has also increased. The five major diseases designated by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in the 2013 healthcare plan were cancer, stroke, acute myocardial infarction, diabetes, and mental illness, and rehabilitation is involved in all these diseases. The number of rehabilitations is steadily increasing every year, and the rehabilitation staff is also being increased every year. Currently, we have two full-time rehabilitation physicians, 47 physical therapists, 17 occupational therapists, and 9 speech therapists, and we are proud to be one of the largest university hospitals in the country.

Also, as a university hospital, we concentrate not just on treatment, but also on education, as well as clinical training instruction and education for many students every year. In addition, we present research to national conferences and the post theses to a lot of journals. Our department (division) focuses on rehabilitation, from the ultra-acute stage to the acute stage, and we are constantly striving to provide comprehensive and safe medical care.

Patient care at our department

1) Specialty Outpatient and Unique Outpatient

  • Orthotics examination (every Tuesday morning by reservation only)
    A specialist, therapist, or a specialized orthotist will determine the fit and create a suitable orthotic for the person.
  • Prosthesis and prosthetic examination (every Friday from 15:30 by reservation only)
    The specialist, the therapist in charge, and the specialist prosthetist will determine the fit and then they will create prosthetic limbs suitable for the person.
  • Botox outpatient (every Tuesday or Friday by reservation only)

2) Contact information for the outpatient clinic overall

  • Questions for the Department of Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic, Tel. 049-228-3686
  • Questions about rehabilitation training, Department of Rehabilitation training room, Tel. 049-228-3529
  • The general outpatient clinic is available from Monday to Saturday mornings except on Sundays and public holidays. However Saturday is by reservation only.
  • For those who will visit us for the first time or who haven't visited us for a while, please complete the front desk process by 11:00 am.
  • For the outpatient clinic, the 2nd time or after visit is by reservation only. If you do not have a reservation, you will not be able to be seen for rehabilitation treatment on that day. Please be aware of this.
  • If you have a family doctor, please bring a referral letter and X-rays.
  • If you have medications, please bring the drugs or the paper explaining the drugs.

Main diseases

Rehabilitation medicine is a study that deals with disability, and there is wide range of diseases and areas to deal with. The areas covered by this department are as follows:

  • Area 1: Stroke and other brain disorders (brain trauma, etc.)
  • Area 2: Spinal cord injuries, other spinal disorders (e.g. spina bifida)
  • Area 3: Rheumatoid arthritis and other osteoarthritis (including sports trauma and orthopedic surgery)
  • Area 4: Cerebral paralysis and other children's illnesses
  • Area 5: Nerve and muscle diseases
  • Area 6: Amputation
  • Area 7: Respiratory and cardiovascular diseases
  • Area 8: Other (malignant tumors, burns, thoracotomy/laparotomy surgery, etc.)
 

Target Symptoms

(The following symptoms are one example)

  • I'm unable to walk around because of paralysis of the limbs.
  • I can't say anything.
  • I make a lot of mistakes and can't do my job well.
  • My limb muscles are tight and difficult to move.
  • I use a wheelchair because my lower body is paralyzed, but I want to practice walking with my orthotics.
  • My foot is deformed because of rheumatism, and I get wounds easily.
  • I was diagnosed with developmental delay of movement.
  • I was diagnosed with developmental delay of language.
  • I have a walking disorder due to nerves and muscular illnesses, and I'm stumped by the orthotics and walking aids.
  • I want to use a prosthetic arm or a prosthetic leg for my amputated limb.

Treatment results

Examination results (total) in 2017
Physical therapy
PT Neural Group 17,603
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 15,942
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (occupational accidents) 75
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 0
Motor skills rehabilitation I 312
Motor skills rehabilitation I (Workers’compensation) 39
Motor skills rehabilitation II 0
Rehabilitation from respiratory apparatus 487
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular disorders 80
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 668
PT Bone Joint Group 22,284
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 5,815
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (occupational accidents) 156
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 75
Motor skills rehabilitation I 14,654
Motor skills rehabilitation I (Workers’ compensation) 420
Motor skills rehabilitation II 0
Rehabilitation from respiratory apparatus 794
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular disorders 140
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 230
PT Internal Impediment Group 22,991
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 2,934
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (occupational accidents) 0
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 468
Motor skills rehabilitation I 2,733
Motor skills rehabilitation I (Workers’ compensation) 5
Motor skills rehabilitation II 0
Rehabilitation from respiratory apparatus 5,455
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular disorders 3,664
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 7,732
PT Pediatric Group 11,231
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 9,540
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 0
Motor skills rehabilitation I 98
Motor skills rehabilitation I (Workers’ compensation) 0
Rehabilitation from respiratory apparatus 1,538
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 55
Occupational Therapy 27,031
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 19,313
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (occupational accidents) 188
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 131
Motor skills rehabilitation I 3,683
Motor skills rehabilitation I (Workers’ compensation) 675
Motor skills rehabilitation II 0
Rehabilitation from respiratory apparatus 1,352
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular disorders 336
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 1,353
Speech therapy 16,567
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. 11,269
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (occupational accidents) 86
Rehabilitation from cerebrovascular diseases etc. (disuse syndrome) 2
Rehabilitation for cancer patients 462
Eating Function Therapy 3,544
Number of new patients
<Physical Therapy Department>
○ Neurological Disease Area: Number of new patients 1,000
Hematecephalon 109
Sabarachnoid hemorrhage 55
Cerebral infarction 234
Brain tumor 99
Traumatic injury 121
Neuromuscular disease 159
Other (inflammatory diseases etc.) 223
○ Bone and Joint Disease Area: Number of new patients 1,673
Bone fractures 348
Artificial joint (THA TKA) 168
Knee joint disease (ligament damage meniscus damage etc.) 212
Shoulder joint disease 142
Cervical/Spinal cord disease 171
Thoracolumbar/lumbar vertebra disease 219
Other (tumors inflammatory diseases etc.) 413
○ Internal Impediment Area: New number of patients 1,668
Neoplastic disease 707
Respiratory disease 256
Circulatory disease 287
Diabetes 77
Kidney/liver disease 56
Lower extremity amputation 15
Other (digestive rheumatic collagen diseases etc.) 270
○ Pediatric Disease Area: Number of new patients 468
Chromosomal abnormality 7
Asphyxiation/low birth weight infants 2
Congenital malformation 1
Motion developmental delay 208
Pneumonia/respiratory disease 137
Encephalitis/encephalopathy/meningitis 15
Cerebral hemorrhage/infarction/cerebral palsy 11
Muscular disease 2
Infectious disease/internal medicine 3
Other 92
Occupational Therapy Department
○ Occupational Therapy Department: Number of new patients 1,652
Cerebral infarction 304
Hematecephalon 118
Sabarachnoid hemorrhage 69
Head injury 35
Other brain disease 321
Neurological/muscular disease 67
Cancer 62
Cardiac disease 21
Spinal cord injury 90
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy 42
Other spinal disease 54
Bone fractures 134
Tendon damage 5
Burns 11
Amputation 20
Joint rheumatism 6
Other orthopedic disease 75
Pediatric 17
Other 201
<Speech Therapy Department>
○ Speech Therapy Department: Number of new patients 898
Articulation disorders (including speech impediment) 582
Ingestion/swallowing difficulty (including overlapping cases) 556
Anepia (including higher brain dysfunction) 487
Speech developmental delay 85
Other 20

Medical staff

Name Job Title Position Specialized Field Credentials
山本 満
(Yamamoto Mitsuru)
リハビリテーション科スタッフ001
Professor Chief of Clinical Services
Chief of Education
Chief of Research
Rehabilitation全般 The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)認定臨床医・専門医・指導医
藤本 幹雄
(Fujimoro Mikio)
リハビリテーション科スタッフ002
Assistant Professor Manager of Outpatient Services
Manager of Inpatient Services
Rehabilitation全般 The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)認定臨床医・専門医・指導医
陶山 哲夫
(Suyama Tetsuo)
リハビリテーション科スタッフ003
Visiting Professor Motor skills disease
amputation
The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)臨床医・専門医・指導医
Japanese Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
佐久間 肇
(Sakuma Hajimu)
リハビリテーション科スタッフ003
兼担教授 Neurological disease
Stroke
The Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)リハビリテーション科専門医
Japanese Society of Neurology専門医
Fellow of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (FJSIM)

Outpatient clinic

Department of Rehabilitation
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
午前
初診

再診
大林 茂
(Obayashi Shigeru)
(交替制)
大林 茂
(Obayashi Shigeru)
山本 満
(Yamamoto Mitsuru)
藤本 幹雄
(Fujimoto Mikio)

藤本 幹雄
(Fujimoto Mikio)

藤本 幹雄
(Fujimoto Mikio)
大林 茂
(Obayashi Shigeru)
山本 満
(Yamamoto Mitsuru)

再診





(交替制)
専門外来

装具診
(交替制)




午後
再診
(交替制)
山本 満
(Yamamoto Mitsuru)
(交替制)
(交替制)

(交替制)
専門外来


高次脳機能外来
大林 茂
(Obayashi Shigeru)
高次脳機能外来
大林 茂
(Obayashi Shigeru)
義足外来
山本 満
(Yamamoto Mitsuru)





義足外来
藤本 幹雄
(Fujimoto Mikio)

To the Medical Institutions

Patient referrals to the Department of Rehabilitation Outpatient are accepted from Monday to Friday mornings. Please inform your patients so that they can be accepted between 8:30 am and 11:00 am. In addition to providing their medical information, please lend us your reference materials, such as images and data.

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy in the outpatient department are conducted according to the actual circumstances of our staff. We appreciate your understanding that we may not necessarily be able to carry out the outpatient rehabilitation for the patients you refer to us in our hospital.

Questions: the Department of Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic,
Tel. 049-228-3686

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