Team of Medical Experts
Mahkota Rehabilitation Centre is made up of a multidisciplinary team that provides a wide range of holistic services focused on patients’ needs. Our team includes full-time experienced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologist and Speech Therapist. Our therapists are committed to getting patients back on their feet and helping to improve their quality of life.
A physiotherapist is an allied health care professional dedicated to restore normal health and improve the overall quality of life of individuals with physical disabilities, impaired movements, and functional inabilities through physical assessment and rehabilitation using evidence-based theory and hands-on skills.
- Correction breathing
- Effective cough
- Suction –for elderly and children
Pain Management for
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
Stroke and Neuro rehabilitation
Post-rehabilitation of surgery
- Health talk, workshop and education programmes for corporate companies, insurance agents, associations, NGOs and schools.
- One-on-one rehabilitation consultation e.g. ergonomics, posture awareness and pain management etc.
- Antenatal & postnatal programme for mothers.
An Occupational Therapist is another allied health and social care professional who helps people of all ages – babies, children, adults and elderly. They can identify strengths and difficulties you may have in everyday life, such as dressing or getting to the shops and will help you work out practical solutions. An occupational therapist can work with you to identify goals that can help you maintain, regain or improve your independence by using different techniques, changing your environment and using new equipment.
Additionally, an Occupational Therapist also helps people across the lifespan to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational Therapist provides:
- Activities for daily living training
- Behavioural modification
- Hand function training
- Cognitive and attention training
- Early intervention programme
- Fine and gross motor training
- Pressure garments
- Oral-facial muscle training
- Sensory integration treatment
- Sensory stimulations
- Social interaction skills training (group therapy)
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Visual perception training
For adults with:
- Burn injury
- Hand injury
- Head injury
- Neurological disorder
- Tendon repair
For children with special needs:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism and related disorder
- Behavioural problems
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delay
- Down syndrome
- Learning disorder
- Sensory integration dysfunction
- Sucking & swallowing problems
Clinical Psychology is a specialised field within the discipline of psychology. Clinical Psychologists are trained to conduct psychological assessments of feelings, behaviour and thoughts to understand the psychological disorder and to diagnose it. Clinical Psychologists are also trained to conduct psychological interventions on individual or groups living with psychological disorders or related problems such as intellectual disabilities and learning disabilities.
Clinical Psychologist provides:
- Behavioural assessment
- Couple/family therapy
- Emotional assessment
- Intellectual assessment
- Individual therapy
- Psychological assessment
- Psychological testing
- Support group (e.g. parenting/ caregiver support group etc.)
- Talks and workshops
For children with developmental issues:
- Behavioural problems: unable to sit still, forgetful, easily distracted, specific interest (e.g. likes playing with wheels only), impulsive
- Emotional problems: throw tantrum easily, fearful about the new environment, separation anxiety, clingy
- Gross and fine motor problems: clumsy, falls easily, unable to self-feed or dress-up
- Learning issues: unable to write well, confused with words, slow in copying, not interested in studies, performs badly in the exam
- Sensory problems: touch, high sensitivity to sounds, food texture/taste
- Social interaction: not interested to interact with others, withdrawal, being aggressive towards others, challenge group rules
- Speech problems: unclear pronunciation, delayed speech development, stuttering
What should you do when you notice that your child has the symptoms related to the difficulties stated as above?
- See a Paediatrician to find out if your child has any health problems (e.g. stomach ache, gastric). If the child is ruled out from any health or physical issues, please refer to a Clinical Psychologist for further evaluation of your child’s developmental issues.
- See a Clinical Psychologist to evaluate child’s developmental issues and the Clinical Psychologist will make recommendations for further intervention if needed (e.g. speech therapy, occupational therapy, school intervention etc.).
- Work with a Clinical Psychologist to address issues related to education and parenting at home.
- Clinical Psychologist will work with school, parents and other therapists to improve child’s functioning at home and school.
If you have experienced the symptoms as stated below for more than one month, it is advisable to seek professional help to address the presenting problems.
- Behavioural: not interested to do anything, paranoid, do something repeatedly, self-harming behaviour, impulsive, aggressive, unable to focus, insomnia, forgetful, procrastinate
- Emotional: moody, angry, depressed, sad, worry, anxious, resentful, fearful, traumatic sense
- Performance: poor self-care, unable to perform at work, poor working relationship with others, lack of motivation to improve self
- Social interaction: withdraw from others, isolate and unwilling to go out, fear of being alone, clingy, not willing to communicate
What are the possible causes for the above symptoms?
- Family problems: parent-child relationship problems, parenting problems, inter-generational conflicts
- Medical problems: cancer, infertility, dementia, chronic illness
- Relationship problems: courtship/marital problems, extra-marital affairs
- Social relationship: peer bully, stigma, peer pressure, peer conflicts and miscommunication
- Work/academic performance: high stress at work/school, poor stress-coping skills, poor organisation skills
- Traumatic experiences: physical/emotional/sexual abuse, car accident, loss of someone
What should be done to address personal problems?
- Seek medical consultation from a Medical Doctor to find out the medical-related problems and get necessary medical treatment to address the issues.
- If there is no medical-related problem, see a Psychiatrist to rule out the mental-related problems and receive necessary psychiatric treatment to reduce the presenting symptoms.
- Seek a Clinical Psychologist for further psychological treatment to address the underlying causes for the presenting symptoms and learn how to cope and manage the difficulties at this stage.
How to seek psychological services?
- You will need a referral letter from a practicing Medical Doctor. If you are referred by a school counsellor/clinical psychologist, you are encouraged to get a referral letter that is endorsed by a practicing Medical Doctor.
- You may call to schedule an appointment with our Rehabilitation Department staff at 06-285 2901/2704.
- You will be called to attend the session according to the scheduled appointment. Please bring your referral letter, identification card or birth certificate/Mykid card (for children) for verification and personal information filling.
- Once your personal information form is filled, your therapist will then call and attend to you. Your therapy session will start in a short while.
Privacy and Confidentiality
All the obtained information will be private and confidential and no information will be released without consent (written or verbal form) from the patient. However, some information will be reported accordingly if there are circumstances which possess danger to oneself. This is in accordance to the duty to report based on the ethical practice guideline for a therapist in Malaysia.
When communicating and swallowing difficulties affect your ability to socialise and participate in daily activities, our Speech and Language Therapist can help you by providing a detailed assessment, diagnosis, and therapy.
Speech and Language Therapist provides:
- Articulation and phonological disorder
- Communication difficulties
- Eating, feeding and swallowing difficulties
- Expressive language delay/ disorder
- Receptive language delay/ disorder
- Voice disorder
Infants/ Children/ Adults with the conditions stated below will need Speech and Language Therapy:
- Adult with dysarthria
- Cerebral palsy
- Cleft lips and palate
- Childhood apraxia of speech
- Child or adult with stuttering problems
- Down syndrome, ADHD, ASD and etc.
- Hearing loss and impairments
- Head, neck and throat cancer including laryngectomy
- Learning difficulties (specific language impairment, centre auditory processing disorder)
- Pragmatics difficulties
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), stroke, progressive neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, motor neuron diseases, Parkinson’s disease, etc)