2. Guide for Visitors
  3. Central Clinical Facilities - Rehabilitation


This department provides rehabilitation for patients with disorders such as impaired motor function, daily living disability or communication disorders in order to improve and restore function. Rehabilitation is broadly divided according to the time from onset or injury into acute, recovery and maintenance (living) phases (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), and this hospital is mainly involved in the acute phase.

1. Facility criteria

The following have been certified by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

  1. Heart and large blood vessel rehabilitation(I)
  2. Cerebrovascular accident rehabilitation(I)
  3. Locomotor rehabilitation(I)
  4. Respiratory rehabilitation(I)
  5. Cancer rehabilitation

2. Specialized medical services and staff

Director, deputy director, 1 associate professor, 1 assistant professor, 1 associate professor(endowed chair) , 3 residents, 22 technical staffs

Specialized medical services and staff

The physiatrist examines patients with locomotor or communication disorders caused by various diseases at the request of each section (all clinical sections), and prescribes rehabilitation if it is judged that physical, occupational or speech rehabilitation is indicated. It is a rotating schedule Monday through Friday, with first visits and re-examinations in the morning and re-examinations in the afternoon.
Physical therapy (PT):

Physical therapy room
Physical therapy room

Treatment and training are conducted using physical therapy, exercise therapy and basic motion training, mainly in order to restore basic abilities of action (turning over, sitting, standing, walking, etc.) for motor dysfunctions (muscle strength, range of joint motion, coordination, cardiopulmonary and other dysfunctions). Motion analyzers, cardiorespiratory analyzers and other equipment necessary to evaluate motor function are used to obtain a more objective assessment.

Occupational therapy:(OT)

Occupational therapy room
Occupational therapy room

Problems with applied movement abilities (eating, grooming, dressing, toileting, bathing, housework, writing, etc.) due to physical or higher brain function disability are evaluated, and therapy and training are conducted for recovery. Facilities are installed to evaluate movement disabilities, including toilet and bathing equipment and a Japanese style room. In response to an aging society, guidance for families on methods of assistance and utilizing welfare devices is provided.

Speech-language-hearing therapy (ST):

Speech therapy room
Speech therapy room

Communication disorders such as aphasia, motor speech disorders and higher brain dysfunction are evaluated, and therapy, training and guidance are provided. Rehabilitation is also conducted for dysphagia that occurs at the same time as communication disorders, in cooperation with doctors and nurses. Specific guidance for families and caregivers on how to respond to communication disorders and/or dysphagia is provided as needed.

3.Treatment in 2017

Number of treatments

Number of treatments

4.2017 Research and activities


Contracted clinical training

Physical therapy 8 staff with long-term clinical training at 8 schools 7 staff with short-term training at 6 schools
Diabetes class: Lecture for hospitalized patients with focus on how to exercise (twice a month)
Hospital workshop: We hold workshops on transfer assistance methods and lectures on rehabilitation to new staffs.
Conference presentations
17 events
3 books
2 articles
8 requested lectures


Guide for Visitors
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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