Background & Philosophy

With improvement in medical knowledge and advancement in techniques, life is often saved in previously life threatening diseases or disorders. However, life being saved does not necessarily mean “cure”.  The person is often disabled either temporarily (as in the case of fractures) or permanently. Added to this are the other factors that increase the number of disabled people in our country.

Accidents resulting in paralysis, amputations, fractures

Increased life expectancy with more and more people living to eighty and above with concomitant increase in diseases like diabetes and hypertension and resulting complications like stroke, amputation etc

Children with disability

A regular hospital is unable to deal with the special needs of disabled people and they are often discharged home once they are medically stable. Once home, patients and family members are ill equipped to deal with the needs of the disabled person who now has to relearn how to do the things he/she used to do before including routine activities like eating, walking, talking etc.

To cater to this population, JSS hospital commenced the PMR centre in Dec 2016. Since its inception we have rehabilitated over 150 patients some to their homes. Others to their work place and several children back to normal school.

JSS PMRC, the only one of its kind in Mysore is a comprehensive centre with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, medical social worker, rehabilitation psychology, rehabilitation nursing specialists and with medical support from the hospital.

Rehabilitation of a person with disability includes long term training to equip him/her to cope physically and emotionally and socially with their situation. This includes technological assistance like wheelchairs, aids and appliances and architectural modifications

The cost of services in JSSPMRC is a fraction of what is charged by such centres in other cities. We are uniquely placed because of the support from other JSS institutions in terms of schooling and job opportunities for our patients once rehabilitated.

Team members:
Our voices

Patient Need

  • Self-care skills, including activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Feeding, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, and sexual function
  • Physical care
  • Nutritional needs, medicine, and skin care
  • Mobility skills
  • Walking, transfers, and self-propelling a wheelchair
  • Respiratory care
  • Ventilator care, if needed; breathing treatments and exercises to promote lung function
  • Communication skills
  • Speech, writing, and alternative methods of communication
  • Cognitive skills
  • Memory, concentration, judgment, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Socialization skills
  • Interacting with others at home and within the community
  • Vocational training
  • Pain management
  • Medicine and alternative methods of managing pain
  • Psychological counselling
  • Identifying problems and solutions with thinking, behavioural, and emotional issues
  • Family support
  • Assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns, and discharge planning
  • Education
  • Patient and family education and training about the condition, medical care, and adaptive techniques


Name Designation
Dr. Kavitha Raja. P.T., Ph.D Deputy Director
N. Swarnalata BSc, MBBS(DNB) Duty Medical Officer
PraloySaha MOT Sr. Occupational Therapist
Priscilla Pavai MPT Physiotherapist
HarshanKumar.H.S., MASLP Speech Language Pathologist
Disha Rao, M.Sc Clinical Psychologist
Uttamraj.S., MSW Medico Social Worker
Shivukumar. M., BSc Nursing In-Charge / Staff Nurse
Shashiban. G., Dip. Nursing Staff Nurse
Veena. M.R., Dip.Nursing Staff Nurse
Shobhavathy Dip. Nursing Staff Nurse
ArunKumari R SDA
Nagendra. G.B Therapy Attender
Yogesha. S. Therapy Attender
Manjunatha. M. Therapy Attender
Rameesh. A.M Therapy Attender
Visiting Consultants
Sandeep.P.H, MPT SrPhysiotherapist
Syed Asif Basha Physiotherapist
Saritha K Francis, MPT Physiotherapist
Preethi HS Physiotherapist

Success Stories

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To identify neonates and infants who are at high risk of developmental disability.


This includes neonates or infant’s developmental screening, evaluation and referral to pediatric physiotherapy department (if required) and documentation.


Staff Physiotherapist / Nursing in charge.


All the children will be screened to identify those at risk of delayed development. The movements of neonates or infant’s will be analyzed by standard assessment tools and those babies at risk will be identified and referred for further treatment in pediatric physiotherapy department. The documentation will be done and uploaded in g- drive of pediatric physiotherapy department.

High Risk Clinic (BELAKU) Gallery

Coming soon.