About PMR: helping people with disabilities


man walking with cpints
Kumaresan walking with splints and crutches after a fall paralyses his legs.

These web pages are about the PMR department at Christian Medical College, Vellore.

PMR is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We provide services for people with disabilities.

Some people will only just have become disabled. Others may gave been disabled from birth. We work with children and adults who have had accidents and become paraplegic or had a head injury or were born with problems. We can help people who had a stroke. We can help with the weakness, paralysis, and help if you have problems speaking.

We also work with children with cerebral palsy or any other disability. We can make artificial legs and arms and work with adults and children who have lost a leg or arm.

patients on trolleys
Chatting after therapy

We aim to help people help themselves no matter what the problem. People come to PMR with many different problems such as:

  • spinal cord injury – paralysed from the neck or waist down
  • brain injury, head injury – often from an accident
  • stroke or cva – weakness often just on one side of the body.
  • CP – cerebral palsy – children born with problems
  • developmental delay – children who are having problems walking or dressing etc
  • arthritis – painful joints
  • muscular dystrophy eg Duchennes
  • haemophilia joint problems – we work with haematology.
  • loss of arm(s) or leg(s) – amputations. We make artificial limbs.
  • Plus any other cause of physical disability
boy with button and buttonhole
This young boy is learning to do up buttons

Many of our patients will have complications. These include large pressure sores, incontinence and contractures of the legs and arms. It takes time to treat these problems but we can help people with these complications.

These pages look at the services we give in PMR and some general information about the hospital. They also give some patient information about some of the tests or treatments at PMR.

Contact information on how to email or phone the department or hospital is given on most pages.

We have moved from tripod (which is now closed) and will slowly increase the information here.

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See links on the right for booking new or repeat appointments.

Contact CMC

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You can book appointments online or by coming to the hospital. You can email with questions about which doctor to see etc at webappointment@cmcvellore.ac.in.

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photo of the PMR outpatient building
PMR outpatient department. This is in the main hospital in Vellore.

Contact PMR – Patient care enquiries for PMR:

Book an appointment for PMR online or by coming to the hospital. For other information about services for people with disabilities, please contact Dr. Debbie Skeil:

Email: pmrcmcv@gmail.com

Information for other patients please email webappointment@cmcvellore.ac.in


We hope this information is accurate; if you have any additional information that may be useful or spot any mistakes, please let us know.

Last Edited March 2018

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