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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is the process of helping a person to reach the fullest physical, psychological, social, vocational, avocational, and educational potential consistent with his or her physiologic or anatomic impairment, environmental limitations, desires and life plans.

Patients, their families, and the rehabilitation team consisting of the physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, nurse and other allied medical professionals work together to determine realistic goals and to develop and carry out plans to obtain optimal function despite residual disability, even if the impairment is caused by a pathologic process that cannot be reversed.

Rehabilitation includes:
1.    Prevention and Early Recognition
2.    Inpatient
3.    Outpatient
4.    Extended Care Programs

Anticipated patient outcomes of such comprehensive and integrated rehabilitation program will increase independence, result in shorten length of hospital stay and improve quality of life.

The goal of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Section is to help people regain control of their lives by restoring movement and function. The section specializes in the field of rehabilitation medicine, which focuses primarily on the attainment of the highest functional level of independence of the person within the limits of his disabilities.


Consultation Schedules:
(by appointment)
Consultation days for out patients with or without referrals:

Dr. Estelita M. Chua
Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn.
registration time from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Friday – For EMG/NCV Tests

Dr. Maria Rowena Lopez-Javier
Tuesday – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (except the last Tuesday of the month)
registration time from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Last Tuesday of the Month and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn.
registration time at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Admitted / In patients require a referral from their attending physician
in order to receive any rehabilitation service.

All patients must be seen by the Section’s active or visiting consultants before receiving any rehabilitation
service / procedure.