Best Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Hospital in Kerala | Aster Medcity

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department at Aster Medcity offers a wide range of services to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life in people with physical impairments/ disabilities of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. The expert PMR team at Aster led by Physiatrists (doctors who have specialised training in this subspeciality) provides high quality, evidence-based care including physiotherapy and rehabilitative services with a multidisciplinary approach, in patients of all ages. The patient’s family is made an integral part of the treatment process to ensure the best possible outcome.


Dr. Zachariah T Zachariah

Senior Specialist

Dr. Zachariah T Zachariah

A Physiatrist and Rehabilitation Physician with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Zachariah T Zachariah is trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) – a specialised, therapeutic branch of medical science that helps enhance/ promote mobility and functional ability lost due to injury or illness, by restoring the use of muscles, bones and the nervous system, in patients of all ages. Trained extensively in advanced PMR Management , his area of special interest is Neurorehabilitation.


MNAMS (National Academy of Medical Sciences) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MD (Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (MOSC Medical College, Kolencherry)


Trained in:

Intra articular and soft tissue infiltrations

Nerve blocks

Motor point injections of alcohol, phenol and Botulinum toxin (Botox)

Electrophysiological studies – NCS and EMG

Urodynamic studies – CMG

Gait Analysis

Plaster of Paris (POP) casting and splinting

Physiotherapy Prescription

Occupational therapy Prescription

Prosthetic and Orthotics Prescription

Worked in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, JIPMER, Pondicherry

Member of:

Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IAPMR)

IAPMR Kerala State Chapter

Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu



Led by trained Physiatrist/ PM&R Physicians, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Aster Medcity offers advanced services for promoting mobility and functional ability lost due to injury or illness, by restoring the use of muscles, bones and the nervous system. The comprehensive therapy programmes here for pain management help enhance the ability to perform everyday tasks and improve one’s quality of life.



Specialised Services

Incontinence Clinic- range of therapies like
floor muscle exercises, bladder retraining and use of biofeedback to
help restore continence and healthy bladder habits.

Woman’s Health Clinic- therapy for problems related
to the female reproductive system, childbirth, and post-partum like
lymphedema, osteoporosis, pelvic pain, prenatal and post-partum periods,
and urinary incontinence. Incontinence, pelvic pain, and other
disorders associated with pelvic floor dysfunction are also treated.

Weight reduction Clinic- to assist in weight-loss by offering custom-made programmes

Diabetes Clinic- to help diabetic patients lead a better quality life and manage secondary complications as neuropathy and arthromyopathy.

Pain Management- to provide a supportive and
active care environment for patients experiencing chronic pain through
modalities and techniques that enhance level of daily functioning and
facilitates a decrease in pain and suffering.

Hydrotherapy- to use properties of water to
relieve pain, improve blood circulation, and promote relaxation.
Underwater exercise strengthens weak muscles, restore joint motion after
injury, clean and heal burned flesh, aid muscle function after stroke
and treat arthritic deformity and pain.

Rheumatology Clinic- Custom-created
rehabilitation programmes to prevent functional disorders of the
musculoskeletal system, strengthen and maintain the working ability and
mobility of the patient

The Department, which is autonomous in working and collaborates
with all other Departments for rendering efficient treatment to the
patient, also offers service: Physiotherapy for General Surgery and
medical condition • Medical Camps • Home care Physiotherapy