Hospital da Ordem Terceira Chiado

Consultas de Especialidades

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine




To optimise quality of life, acting on the physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being of individuals and populations.


Who is it meant for?


All age groups, in all degrees of illness or disability, with proven beneficial effects at all stages:


Early diagnosis;

Acute episodes;

Chronic diseases;

Terminal states


To Enable and to Rehabilitate


The team is based on the following pillars:


Evaluation / Diagnosis.

Prevention / Education.

Intervention / Treatment.


Human Resources




Physical Therapy Assistants




The Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Service (SMFR) works closely with most medical specialties:


  • Surgery
  • Ortho-traumatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Cardio-respiratory
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics

Note: in this hospital, all treatments are performed by accredited physiotherapists.

Areas of intervention

Postural Correction


  • Physiological Chains – Busquet Method
  • Global Postural Re-education –Souchard Method

Post-orthopaedic surgery recovery


  • Ligament surgery
  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement



  • Manual Lymph Drainage – Leduc Method
  • Post-oncologic surgery recovery

Palliative care




  • Medical Office
  • Gym I
  • Gym II
  • Individual treatment room

In addition to the specialised training of health professionals working here, the SMFR is equipped with the devices and physical resources necessary to perform several treatments. Here are some examples:



− Dynamic knee splint

− Ultrasounds

− Infrared laser

− Electric currents

− Moist Heat

− Paraffin

− Hydromassage

− Balls, weights, exercise elastic bands …