What is pediatric Physiotherapy
Pediatric Physiotherapy deals with the evaluation and rehabilitation of disorders that occur in neonatal children as a teenage age.
Pediatric physiotherapy is differentiated from the classical physiotherapy of adults, as it is addressed to the child, where it is an ever evolving organism, which in contrast to the adult has great brain plasticity and dynamics. This determines the different approach and therapeutic treatment that the child must have than the adult.
Our therapists have specialized training to work towards the development of specific goals and abilities, while allowing children to play and have fun. The Therapeutic intervention includes:
- Development Activities
- Postoperative Rehabilitation
- Muscle Tone Management
- Learning Kinetic Patterns
- Static control
- Muscular Empowerment
- Adapting Daily care and routine activities
- Design, construction and installation of equipment
- Tips for Orthotics and prosthetics
- Exercise Programs
- Respiratory function Improvement/breathing pattern
Cases that benefit from physical therapy?
- Developmental delay
- Cerebral palsy
- Juvenile arthritis
- Cerebral injury
- Bronchial Asthma
- Various syndromes [Angelman, Dawn, Rett, Williams etc]
- Genetic disorders
- Other Neurological or musculoskeletal disorders
- Babies with kinetic delays
Does my child need physical therapy?
Your child may need physical therapy if:
- It Has difficulty to keep the head and torso in good alignment
- He Seems to be having trouble moving
- He Doesn’t seem to be interested in movement.
- Shows poor balance or moves clumsily
- He Walks on the toes
- He has difficulty coordinating the whole body.
- It Seems to be easily tired or requires frequent rest during or between activities
- It Has a neurokinetic impairment such as cerebral palsy, spiral or TBI.
- Has difficulty recovering physiological skills after orthopedic surgery
- Needs assessment for equipment such as wheelchair, Orthostat, Walker etc.
- Has ankle or leg pain due to flat feet
- Complain about joint pain, swelling or stiffness
- It Has bronchitis, asthma or cough that persists