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Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean offers state-of-the-art medical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries: SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

The Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean is pleased to introduce Radial Pulse Activation Therapy, more commonly known as, Shockwave therapy to its suite of modern, medical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and painful conditions. Our multidisciplinary centre currently houses Mettler Electronics’ latest Radial Pulse Activation Therapy machine, the Auto Wave 695 used to relieve pain and […]

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Neck Pain: Cervical Disc Herniation

The neck or cervical spine has bony parts called vertical bodies and discs that serve as cushion in between them. The discs are soft and allow for flexibility but when they are injured, they lose the support that they would usually offer the spine and a part of the disc is squeezed out of place […]

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which is medically known as adhesive capsulitis. The shoulder is made of bones, ligaments and tendons encased in a capsule of connected tissues. The capsule thickens and tightens around the shoulder and restricts your movement and this can be very painful. […]

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Why Do My Shoulders Hurt?

Have you ever felt a pop or pain in your shoulder while stretching to grab an item behind you? Do you feel pain in your shoulders when you lift your arms above your head? These may be symptoms of injury around the tendons of the shoulder known as Rotator Cuff Syndrome. The shoulder is a […]

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The Launch of the Haemophilia Society of Jamaica

On Sunday, October 22, our Medical Director, Dr. Paula Dawson was a presenter at the launch of the Haemophilia Society of Jamaica at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. She spoke on the role of the physiatrist in the treatment program for Haemophiiacs.  

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Rehab Caribbean’s Second Public Lecture- Non-Surgical Treatment for Lower Back Pain

On Wednesday, October 25, the Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean hosted its second public lecture entitled, “Non-Surgical Treatment for Lower Back Pain”. The presenters – Medical Director and Jamaica’s only US-Board Certified Physiatrist, Dr. Paula Dawson; Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dr. Norell-Lee Morrison Ramsay; and our distinguished guest speaker, Women’s Health Specialist, Dr. Bernadette Frankson […]

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A Five-Step Guide for Treating Knee Pain

Knee pain affects persons of all ages; young and old. Incidentally, it is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints made by patients. The knee joint’s main function is to bend and straighten for moving the leg. In order to perform these actions and support the entire body, the knee relies on a number of […]

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SCOPE: “My Journey as a…Physiatrist” Presentation

Our Medical Director, Dr. Paula Dawson was the guest presenter at the first staging of SCOPE “My Journey As A…” career in medicine series held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching & Research Complex on the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. The session, organised by a professional development committee within the Jamaican […]

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How do you know your child has Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a collection of syndromes characterized by disorders of movement and posture caused by non-progressive injury to the immature brain. This condition occurs when the area of the brain that controls movement has been damaged close to the time of birth or early in the child’s life. Therefore, some children are born with […]

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Pathways to Healing with Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists (also known as physical therapists) are movement specialists who aim to improve and restore function in persons from pre-injury or disease to their safe return to everyday, physical activities. This simply means that you do not have to be injured to seek physical therapy. Before you are injured, the therapist will do an assessment […]

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