The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department provides quality care and services to patients with functional limitations due to illness or to those who wants to improve their well being. The rehabilitation team offers a wide range of services geared towards providing you with better physical health.

Rehabilitation care is offered to patients with neurologic, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, rheumatologic, musculoskeletal (including sports injury), pediatric, geriatric and burn cases.

The rehabilitation center is manned by competent physiatrists, licensed and experienced physical therapists.

Equipment available:

  • Physical Modalities
  • Hydrocollator tank and packs, Paraffin Wax Bath, Ultrasound & Phonophoresis Cryotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation(TENS), Electrical Stimulation(ES), Functional Electrical
  • Stimulation(FES), Interferrential current, Diadynamics
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • Compression Unit, Bicycle Ergometer, Treadmill, Multi-gym Unit, Triplex Pulley, Overhead
  • Pulley / finger ladder, Parallel bars / stairs and ramps Occupational
  • Therapy Equipment

Services Offered

  • Physiatric Consultation

  • Physical Therapy

  • Fitness Assestment

  • Manual Therapy

  • Strength and Endurance

  • Sports Rehabilitation


Located in a small room on the first floor in front of the outpatient department inside the MCU-MDTMF hospital, the Unit of FGT Rehabilitation Center was established in 1983. This was made possible through the help of the Department of Medicine under the chairmanship of Dr. Lutgarda Quito.  She sent Dr Ferdinand Pagdilao, who was then the senior resident of the department, to the UST Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for a 3-year residency training program on June 1983 to May 1986. While Dr. Pagdilao was undergoing training, she held fund raising programs and was able to buy the equipment for the rehabilitation unit.  She arranged for Dr. Ricardo Agbayani to head the unit upon his graduation while waiting for Dr. Pagdilao.

In 1986, Dr. Pagdilao took over the center for one year. He left for the Middle East on 1987. The center was endorsed to another graduate of UST, Dr. Cheryl Albano. Improvement in the facilities, equipment, services and patients’ load were noted through the years. The unit was under the Department of Medicine until the Section of Neuropsychiatry became a Department in 1988. The unit of Rehabilitation Department became a section under the Department of Neuropsychiatry under the chairmanship of Dr. Rogelio Belleza. The section shared the ward in the hospital with Neuropsychiatry Department.

In 2001, the Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation became independent as a department during the term of Dra Raquel So-Sayo . Dra. Cheryl Co-Albano became the chairman. She was joined by Dra Editha Calderon as a visiting Consultant. The Department was relocated outside the hospital beside the Doctor’s Clinic and Industrial Clinic in 2003. She was joined by Dr. Eric Basuil and Dr. Gilbert Tan.

Through the years, the Department has undergone several improvements in its facilities, equipment, and services.

In October 2009 the Department transferred to its new location at the main building of the hospital, found at the back of Radiology Department adding more treatment cubicles and equipment to accommodate the increasing numbers of patients.

At present, aside from the rehabilitation services provided the Department, the center is providing free quarterly osteoporosis screening and layman’s lecture for their patients.

Consultation Hours

Monday-Friday (except Thursday)
9:00am – 12:00pm

Cheryl Co-Albano

Tuesday and Thursday
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Eric Basuil

10:00am – 12:00pm

Leilani Chua

Clinic Hours: Monday – Saturday 6:00am – 6:00pm cut-off time 4:30pm