Delhi Heart and Lung institute has a broad range of diagnostic and treatment expertise in various kinds of respiratory disorders. The Pulmonary Critical Care Division is unique in New Delhi in providing an 12 bedded Medical ICU dedicated to the specialised care of patients with respiratory failure. It is backed by a Pulmonary stepdown unit of 12 beds for the less sick patients with respiratory disorders not requiring ICU care.

Our in-hospital Pulmonary Consultation Service is respected both for the outstanding quality of care rendered by our physicians, as well as for its responsiveness to both patients and to referring physicians.

The Division's Pulmonary Procedure Suite and Pulmonary Function Laboratory continue to provide high quality care to an increasing volume of patients and supports all state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary to care for patients with advanced pulmonary diseases.

The Division's Cardiopulmonary Sleep and Ventilatory Disorders Laboratory is a newly developed comprehensive program that addresses a wide array of breathing disorders associated with sleep, such as obstructive sleep apnea; apnea and periodic breathing associated with congestive heart failure and neurologic disease; sudden infant death syndrome; nocturnal asthma; and disorders of ventilation associated with obesity, chronic obstructive lung disease, and neuromuscular disorders.

The services include:

  • Diagnostic polysomnography
  • Therapeutic studies to prescribe Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) products
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing to objectively assess daytime sleepiness
  • Maintence of Wakefulness Testing to objectively determine ability to stay awake
  • Ongoing patient education programs

The full time consultants specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The Center uses a multidisciplinary approach combining interventional pulmonary medicine, radiation and chemotherapy.

The Divisions' future plans include:

  • Comprehensive occupational, physical, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs on an inpatient and outpatient basis for patients with disabling lung disorders.
  • To set up a pre- and post-operative consultation and therapy program for patients undergoing all forms of lung surgery.
  • Evaluation with cardiopulmonary exercise testing to monitor progress

This is equipped with a video bronchoscope and a complete and new generation Pulmonary Function Laboratory. It also includes a lung station for the application of non-invasive ventilation nebuliser and oxygen therapy for patients with chronic respiratory insuffiency. There is a modern and comprehensive sleep laboratory for the evaluation of sleep related breathing and neurological disorders.

Physicàl Therapy is a health care profession with an emphasis on the use of physical approaches for the promotion ofhealth and the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of disease, movement dysfunction,; pain, trauma/injury and disability. These can arise from musculoskeletal,! neurological, Cardio- respiratory, and chronic disability conditions, or from mental illness and intellectual impairment.

Goals are achieved through comprehensive assessment with individualized treatment combining education, continuous support, home exercise programs and advice, using knowledge from our extensive scientific, I background ofhum•an anatomy, physiology including exercise physiology, pathology, biomechanics ofhuman motion etc.

About Us

The department is staffed by qualified physiotherapy specialists, general physiotherapists, and PG students under the supervision ofa full time experienced physiotherapist employed by the DHLI.

The approach is always research based and we are committed to providing you high’quality assessment and treatments.

Physiotherapists strive to improve an individual’s total quality of life by physical means. A combination ofeducation, manipulative therapy, 0 splinting, movement trainmg, exercise, respiratory techniques and other physical and electrotherapeutic agents are used to achieve this.

When to consult Physiotherapist— Best results are obtained if a person is seen as soon as possible after an injury or the onset of a disease process to minimize any disabling effects and to expedite quicker recovery. In the case of chroni.c or progressive illnesses, the aim is to maximize physical function and improve quality of life.

Physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment in a range of situations and conditions including but not limited to musculoskeletal dysfunction such as fractures, soft tissue injuries, back or neck pain, , inflammatory disorders, etc; acute and chronic pain, stress incontinence, neurological disorders, respiratory disorders, post heart attack for exercise and education, and immobility due to ageing or disease.

The doctors of Physiotherapy make the consultation and the diagnosis for the patient and prescribe physiotherapeutic treatment.

We aim to:

  • Relieve pain and stiffness
  • Increase joint range of movement
  • Improve muscle strength, endurance and overall mobility
  • Improve posture and co-ordination
  • Maintain or improve cardiovascular/Respiratory! aerobic fitness
  • Provide an opportunity for relaxation
  • Enhance quality oflife , physical & mental well being
  • Psychological benefits such as destressing

Services We Offer


General Service hours are from 9:00 am till 5pm Monday to Saturday

Services are provided to all inpatientareas with a number receiving 7 days per week, although evenings and weekends are on a limited basis. Weekend service is limited to acute care patients who comply with our selection criteria. In addition to covering the general ward areas, special areas of mention include:

  • Cardio-Respiratory
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Cardiothoracic & Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Emergency Department (limited)
  • Orthopedics & Neurology


9:00am — 5pm; Monday to Saturday only.

Department in DHLI is a leader in the field of Cardiopulmonary

The physiotherapy treatments at DHLI are carried out , with the cooperation ofeach particular patient and focus on encouragement in order to give the patient a feeling of success

Outpatient service areas include the following:

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Pain Management
  • Neurology Outpatients
  • Orthopedic Outpatients
  • Exercise testing & prescription
  • Ergonomic measures & life style modification

Out patient services are provided in wide variety of conditions including:

  • Back & neck disorders
  • Joint disorders including joint replacement>
  • Sports injuries like sprains,strains etc
  • Fracture management
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rhematoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Stroke
  • G.B syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Neuropathies
  • Urinary incontinence Management
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
  • Other respiratory disorders
  • Reduced exercise tolerance

We offer you a vanety of physiotherapy interventions:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Electrotherapy (TENS, IFT, Russian stimulation, NMES, SWD,
  • Ultrasound, MHT etc).
  • Cryotherapy
  • Orthotic Prescription
  • Pre and Post operative Cardio-respiratory care assessments
  • Exercise Prescription for the elderly
  • Exercise Prescription in cardiac and pulmonary patients.
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture/Acupres sure
  • Therapeutic exercise Including Range ofmotion exercises, Strengthening exercises etc
  • Manual Therapy Techniques
  • Manipulative & Mobilization therapy
  • Gait training
  • Neuro developmental therapy
  • Progressive Aerobic Exercise including monitored treactmill,e rgocycle etc
  • Education for both patients and carers
  • Non Invasive ventilation e.g CPAP, BIPAP.
  • Respiratory exercises including PNF , RMT, Postural drainage etc
  • Body composition analysis
  • Others

The Physical Therapy Department aspires:

  1. To achieve excellence in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, intervention, and education for the patients
  2. To the establishment ofthe highest quality service, which is seisitive to the needs ofthe individual, the hospital and the community and which, demands of staff a level of expertise and skill commensurate with the highest standards ofthe profession.
  3. To the cultivation of an environment, which fosters and stimulates a spirit ofenquiry and analysis, creating a service, which is dynamic, effective and appropriate.
  4. To enable patients to achieve the highest quality of life, which their condition allows, by educating and encouraging patient participation in care management and by ensuring that the formulation of care plans encompasses both the social and environmental factors.
  5. To the promotion and support ofeontinuing professional development, education and research at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

The Physical Therapy Department is operating basement . The clinic accepts referrals, direct consultation

If you have a Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Cardiopulmonary problem that requires physiotherapy assessment and treatment, you can make an appointment by phoning the OPD reception.

Our Vision

We will demonstrate respect by maintaining confidentiality and actively involving our patients in their physiotherapeutic treatment. We will show honesty by knowing our strength and limitation , providing our patients with accurate information so realistic goals can be set,and incorporating integrity , truthfulness and sincerity into an everyday work philosophy, we will demonstrate our compassion by listening to the patients, understanding their concern and responding to their needs , whenever possible.

Our Philosophy of Care

The Service is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence through the provision of a safe, efficient and effective service to every patient, the preservation of full consultation and at all times the consideration ofthe rights, dignities and sensibilities of the individual


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