At Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur...
With Dr Ozlan & Dr Razak..
The right move for all ages..
We don't always think about..
The ways our day to day habits,
Affect our musculoskeletal health...
Specialists from Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur,
Dr Abd Razak bin Muhamad,
Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon,
And Dr Ozlan Izma Muhamed Kamil,
Consultant Orthopaedic - Spine & Trauma Surgeon,
Sat down to help clear up some misconceptions..
And educate about the key factors,
For healthy bone growth and maintenance...
As well as an active lifestyle,
In order for kids to grow up healthy,
Movement helps with bone and muscle strength,
As well as overall flexibility...
While it may be most parents' instinct..
To want to protect their children from injury..
"Children should not be protected from being active,"
Explained Dr Razak...
"There are appropriate exercises,
For every age range..
And children should be encouraged to move."
Growing up children need diets high in calcium.
Dr Razak revealed that....
The most common bone problems,
In his young patients,
Are caused by excessive weight.
A lot of stress to our growth plates -
You can expect to see bowing of the legs,
Knocked-knees, and hip problems,
In overweight children."
210 bones, and 360 joints...
We wouldn't have been given all that,
Just to sit still"
Said Dr Ozlan Izma Muhamed Kamil
Is something young adults struggle with...
With the advent of handheld technology,
Many of us are increasingly sedentary
And dependent on our phones..
Dr Ozlan advises for parents,
To limit the screen time their kids have..
He has observed young people..
Coming into his office,
With symptoms of much older people -
Result of the amount of time,
They spend on their handheld devises..
"Back pain occurs,
When you try to get your body,
To do something beyond its ability.
It's not always indicative of a more serious problem.
About 80%-90% of back pain resolves itself
Within 2-3 weeks."
Dr Ozlan advised to ,
Immediately seek medical treatment..
If back pain is accompanied by
Shooting pain down to the legs,
Loss of bladder control or a fever..
"If you don't move,
Your joints are going to get stiff.
Your muscles are going to get smaller and weaker..
It's the people who stay away from activity,
When they are injured who recover the slowest...
Pain is just a notification,
It's not an alarm!"
Media visits to the Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur
With Datin Paduka Dr Tunku Nor Taayah..
Rehabilitation Medicine Physician..
Wholly committed to helping patients..
Of all impairment levels gain or regain..
Some if not all of their mobility.
A new addition to Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur Block B..
That provides one-to-one care,
With their attending physiotherapists...
And attention deficit disorder...
Controlled Multi-Sensory Environment (MSE)
Equipped with apparatus,
To stimulate all the senses,
The room is meant to be explored,
By the patient,
Accompanied by a trained therapist,
And seeks to allow patients to feel more at ease,
And reduce the severity of their symptoms..
Speech therapy are available,
To help patients correct speech disorders
Or restore speech....
Host one of the only two hydrotherapy facility in KL..
Utilises water to assist in patients' treatment and recovery...
The water in the hydrotherapy pool,
Is heated to a comfortable 34 degree celcius,
To encourage blood circulation...
It is equipped with a treadmill,
And propulsion system,
Which stimulates a wavepool.
It is sanitised through..
A combination of UV light,
And a bit of chlorine
(Significantly less than that of a commercial pool)
To keep it infection free.
It also has an attachment,
To assist patients,
Who use a wheelchair,
To get into the pool..
Also pay visits,
To their patients' home,
Before they discharged from the hospital,
to make sure that it is conducive to their recovery.
For more information...
Kindly visit Gleneagle KL's website,
Or their facebook at www.facebook.com/gleneagleskualalumpur.