Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
Paediatric physiotherapy plays an integral role in comprehensive rehabilitation of children with
- Cerebral palsy
- Delayed milestones
- Congenital syndromes
- Traumatic brain injury
- Premature birth or
- Any post surgical orthopedic conditions
Early diagnosis and treatment help children to improve their functional mobility & strength making them more independent.
Skills & Procedures
- Physiotherapist assesses the child’s condition, diagnoses the problem and devises a treatment plan that suits child’s general health and needs.
- Depending on child’s condition, the therapist focuses on developing various age appropriate developmental or functional skills.
- Physiotherapist may use special positions, exercises, cushions, braces, balls, casts and splints as part of therapy programme to improve the skills and functions.
- Regular monitoring of child’s progress and modification in programme as the child improves, develops and grows.
- Educating the parents on various exercises and treatment and involve them in the therapy sessions
Treatment by Paediatric Physiotherapists
Paediatric physiotherapists have specific skills required to assess, care and motivate children. They work closely with all those involved in the developmental process of the child including families, teachers, doctors and other health professionals.
Small wonders has a special advantage of providing MMSP (Manual Myofascial Stretching Programme) for children which deals with the stretching of tight muscles and stimulating the reciprocal muscles using manual techniques. This treatment completely deals with motor point stimulation or stretching of specific muscles, which helps in relieving pain due to tightness in spastic cases. Parents are educated so that they can continue the treatment at home after regular therapy session.
Children will receive a one hour therapy session which may vary from a few weeks to months depending on the severity of the problem. During the therapy sessions, parents will also be educated about the condition, treatment and exercises for follow-ups at home and to ensure effective results.