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Birkirkara Health Centre

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Description
These clinics are equipped to treat and manage patients who present with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders of an acute or chronic nature.
 
All patients who are referred are examined and assessed by a registered physiotherapist. Analysis of this detailed assessment will allow for an appropriate treatment plan to be formulated. All treatment plans are discussed with the patient under treatment.
 
The most commonly used treatment modalities are manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and heat and cold therapy.
 
All treatment programmes include advice and education regarding self care and management of the presenting condition within the context of the patient’s normal activities.
 
Patient referrals are accepted from General Practitioners working in both Primary Health Care Centres and in private practices.
 
The physiotherapy clinics are managed on a strict appointment system.
 
 
Movement & Physical Activity Classes
 
Classes are aimed at individuals who are experiencing general decreased mobility and balance of a musculoskeletal origin that has no profound neurological cause. Clients suffering from other musculoskeletal conditions should continue to be referred for physiotherapy treatment.
 
These classes promote generalised exercises to decrease stiffness, increase muscle power and balance with the aim of preventing falls.
 
Referrals to determine if client is eligible for these classes can be made by General Practitioners, Lifestyle clinic nurses and Primary Health Care physiotherapists through a formal Ticket of Referral (TOR), an online TOR or by sending an email at Physical Activity Programme at Health-Primary Health Care.
 
The client will be given an appointment to assess their level of mobility and fitness. If client is eligible and suitable for the classes he will be invited to join the programme. The programme will comprise of 6 morning sessions which will be delivered in groups of 10 clients over the span of 6 consecutive weeks.

Weight Management exercise sessions

These exercise sessions are being held in collaboration with the PHC Weight Management Programme.

Clients are referred from the life style clinic and resident nutritionist.

Sessions consist of warm up, weight training and cardio  which are adapted to clients needs and condition

Clients are assessed prior to attending sessions and intermittently during the 10 consecutive sessions.​ 

 
Preventative & Educational services
 
Enjoy a Healthy Body. Maintain a Healthy Back is a school based educational Back Care programme aimed at Year 5 Students to educate them on correct posture, the correct use of school bags and the importance of physical activity. Invitations are issued to all state and church schools on yearly basis.

Active aging Talks held in day centre and local councils​

 
 
Contact Details
Physiotherapy Clinic
B’kara Health Centre
Triq Tumas Fenech
B’kara

Telephone Number:  22774118

 
 
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 7.30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7.30 a.m. – 12.30 pm
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