In keeping with the healthcare needs of Malaysians, Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC) has rebranded its rehabilitation centre as the one-stop ‘Rehabcentric’, providing a full spectrum of services aimed at helping patients regain quality of life with timely and efficient care.
To celebrate the milestone, the hospital organised a fitness-themed event, ‘Rehabcentric FitFest’, which featured several fitness activities for the surrounding community to participate in. The highlight of the day was the Rehabcentric Challenge, entailing three customized challenges for wheelchair-bound participants and five challenges for others. The three winners in the Men, Women, and Wheelchair-bound categories of the Rehabcentric Challenge each took home RM500 worth of cash vouchers.
Additional activities as a result of a collaboration with health and wellness club Babel Fit, saw Harman Halion, wheelchair-bound national sitting volleyball team skipper, co-teaching a dance class together with a Babel representative. The participants also joined in a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session for an energetic work-out, while early birds gathered for a calming yoga session at sunrise.
Miranda Harumal, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ADMC, said, “Rehabilitation can be a key component in the post injury recovery period, and we are among the first few private hospitals in the country to provide a one-stop, holistic range of services that can be customised to suit each patient’s requirements with the goal of restoring optimal health. The new identity of our facilities certainly bodes well for ADMC as it provides a distinctive indication of the services that we provide under one umbrella.”
“We are also honoured to be able to host several Malaysian sports personalities at our event today and are most grateful for their support in celebrating our enhanced facility. Rehabilitation plays an important role in managing the health-related risks of competing athletes, while striking the right ethical and operational balance between health management and performance optimisation.”
Besides Halion, Malaysian hockey veterans also made an appearance at the event. The team won 6th place at the recent 2022 Masters Hockey World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa. The players took the opportunity to present Miranda with tournament memorabilia including t-shirts and a souvenir booklet in appreciation of the hospital’s sponsorship of their participation in the Masters Hockey World Cup. The veterans were also given a tour of Rehabcentric and they too participated in the rehab challenges.
Harman Halion said, “First of all, I would like to thank ADMC for inviting me to be part of this fruitful event. I find it to be a wonderful and fitting initiative to provide wheelchair-bound people with physical exercise. Exercise is important for everyone, and I hope such programmes can be a motivation for those like me to constantly push themselves to achieve their full potential and live healthier lives.
The event was made merrier with four food trucks and one kiosk stationed at the hospital premise, offering a variety of local and western delights.
Previously named Rehabilitation Services, the rebranded Rehabcentric by ADMC provides inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help patients recover their strength, skills, and independence to return home and resume their normal lives.
With the use of modern rehab technologies, ADMC is focused on raising the standards for rehabilitative care in the region. Coupled with a well-equipped gym, the team of therapists aims to support patients every step of the way to regain their functionality.