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    Shanghai Institute of Rehabilitation with Integrated Western and Traditional Medicine was established on April 15, 1994.The institute has been significantly improved on the Department of Rehabilitation, ZhongShan Hospital, Medical Center of Fu Dan University. It focuses on the study of injury and geriatric rehabilitation, and insists on treating patients with integrated Western and traditional medicine. It also offers service to the patients from all over the country and makes a great effort to improve Chinese rehabilitation.
The honorary director of the institute is Professor Jiang Libeng, and Professor Shi Fengying is the head of the institute. The institute now has 1200m2 of buildings and includes three sections of Clinical Medicine, Physical and Kinetic Therapy and Function Examination. Among its 34 employees are 5 full and associate professors, 13 physicians, 9 technicians and 7 nurses.
    The section has outpatient service and inpatient service. The outpatient service opens from Monday to Friday, 8:00AM~12:00AM, 1:30PM~5:00PM.The attending doctor is responsible for the outpatient. There is also professor: Prof.Jiang Libeng, Tuesday 1:30PM~4:30PM, for low back pain, neck pain, spinal cord injury and all kinds of bone or joint dysfunction; Prof.Shi Fengying, Tuesday 8:00AM~12:00AM, for diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension and geriatric rehabilitation; Prof.Li Zebing, Thursday 8:00AM~12:00AM, for lumbar disc protrusion, stroke, and joint dysfunction.  there are standing PT room, OT room, psychological therapy room, language training room and Chinese traditional therapy room. Two attending doctors and there residents are responsible for the inpatients. Besides the excellent doctors, nurses are also the best. There are seven nurses, who are always smile and patient to the patients. All the staff is often praised by the patients.
   Integrated western and Chinese traditional medicine is the character of the clinical section. By accepting Chinese herbs or acupuncture, patients who have neck pain, low back pain or stroke have made great progress in their rehabilitation.
   Besides the clinical work, the staff also do some research work. Nowadays, subjects of the research are: Chinese traditional therapy in the cervical spinal myolopathy; Study of the complications of diabetes; Therapy of osteoporosis.
   The Institute is responsible for the education of the rehabilitation medicine to the students from Medical Center of FuDan University and Shanghai Physical College. Except for the education, the Institute is also establishing communication and cooperation with the Rehabilitation center in American, Australia and Sweden, and inviting the foreign specialists to make speech. Nowadays, the Institute has succeeded in applying for CMB, which will be benefit for the talents training and    development of the rehabilitation medicine in China.
   Physical and kinetic therapy section occupies the important position in the institute of rehabilitation medicine ,and its predecessor is the traditional physiotherapy .It is divided into two parts ,the ward and out-patient service. The out-patients are served by a attending doctor. In addition, two technicians and one doctor are responsible for the physiotherapy, massage and traction respectively .The other attending doctor who has accepted special training takes charge of the ward ,and a technician , a assistant researcher and a practical researcher are responsible for physiotherapy and modern rehabilitation therapy . At present we are engaged in occupational therapy(OT) and physical therapy(PT) of modern rehabilitation medicine . Because a lot of diseases can not be thoroughly cured or cause serious disability. Patients can return to the family and society after treated by modern rehabilitation assessment and therapy techniques which are used to improve their functions.
   Major kinds of disease: hemiplegia, paraplegia, spinal cord injury and the neck pain, low back pain, amputation, dysfunction of joint and diabetes etc .
   Therapy Procedure: Patients are evaluated by FIM (Function Independence Measure), STREAM( hemiplegia function evaluation ) , Barthel Index (activities of daily living) , MMT's ( manual muscle testing ) and ROM ( range of motion ), during the early ,middle, and end stage. Then different schemes are made on the base of the results of assessment. Patients who have nerve system injury such as hemiplegia and paraplegia are treated by Bobath's therapy , Brunnstrom's therapy , PNF' technique , Rood's therapy, MRP(motor relearning program), OT and the traditional physical therapy to improve the function and ADL(activities of daily living). We use mobilization, traction and muscle training, as well as physiotherapy to raise the range of joint motion of patients who are suffering from joint dysfunction. We use Chinese-style and western-style technique attaching with medical gymnastics and physiotherapy to lighten symptoms of the patients who are suffering from the neck pain, low back pain, within the short time. There will also have good efficiency in long time. Through the guidance of the aerobics exercise, the diabetic patients can decrease kinds and dosage of medicines to a great degree. At the same time the control of diet can be also relatively relaxed the quota, thus the patients will raise quality of their life.
   The function examination section of rehabilitation medicine staffed by four proficient members. One associate professor specialized in clinical medicine, one assistant researcher engaged in research work, two experienced technicians. Our work provides helpful evidence for clinical diagnosis.
   Function examination plays an important role in rehabilitation medicine, which is useful to realize the range and extent of impairment and compensation ability, estimate the function of disability, form a rehabilitation project and evaluate the rehabilitation effect.
This section has advanced equipment such as the Nicolet electrophysiology instrument performing computer-aided electromyography, nerve conduction studies and evoked potential studies, the Hologic QDR-2000 dual energy X-ray absorptiometry bone densitometer, the Anima gravicorder, the Cybex isokinetic testing and so on. These facilities provide function examination and estimating for the patients not only from our department but also from other clinical departments. Because of the fame, many outpatients are examined here to confirm the diagnosis.
   More than 2,000 patients examined by this electrophysiology instrument per year including neurology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, endocrinology, dermatology, otolaryngology and so on. This exam is of great help to differentiating neural source from muscular source, defining the range of impairment, judging the possibility of nerve reproduction especially after nerve anastomosis and many other diseases. Furthermore, its conclusion can also be used to judiciary. Over 2,500 aged and young patients each year get their bone density here. Treated in time, fracture might be prevented. Accuracy, low radiation and good stability are the advantages of this densitometer. Gravicorder is used to estimate the objective and quantitative balance function which produce evidence for early diagnosis and therapy of balance handicap.
    Cybex isokinetic testing describes a process in which a body segment accelerates to achieve a pre-selected fixed speed against a variable accommodating resistance. As torque is produced in an attempt to overcome the pre-selected speed, the resistance varies to exactly match the force applied at every point in the range of motion. Thus it can be used to identify and quantify functional musculoskeletal deficits and have been proved to be reproducible and safe.
    In summary, function examination is of a great value in rehabilitation and other clinical medicine. Offering perfect medical science and high-class service to all patients is our pleasure.


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