Hello parents! Do you have a child who is dealing with a neurological condition? We understand this is not only the condition that your child is going through, you are also on the same page with your kid. But, with the advancement of treatment and the dedicated doctors and therapists by your side, now you can take the early steps and ensure your child leads a life self-dependently.
Take a look at this report – according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, nondegenerative neurological conditions make up a big part of the total health burden for children. On the whole, these conditions account for about 15% of the health burden across all age groups. However, when it comes to newborns, issues affecting the central nervous system (such as problems related to being born prematurely or lack of oxygen at birth) make up more than 40% of the health burden. These neurological conditions create a bigger health burden for kids than common mental health problems like autism and ADHD.
We at Hope AMC, a dedicated pediatric rehabilitation center, work with a team of professionally trained, certified and experienced doctors and therapists. We strive to offer effective pediatric therapies and treatment for children of different age groups with special needs.
In this article, we will discuss neurological pediatric physiotherapy for children dealing with neurological conditions.
Neurological conditions that need pediatric physical therapy
Neurological condition – a condition that is a problem with the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Children who are diagnosed with neurological conditions often experience difficulties with movements, motor skills, and performing any physical activities. In short, they have issues with balance, movement, mobility, and strength. You will be surprised to know that there are more than 1,000 neurological diseases.
Physical therapy can be a good fit for children with neurological disorders to help them get back on life track.
Types of neurological problems among children –
Congenital disorders including cerebral palsy
Developmental disorders including Ataxia and Dyspraxia
Cancers of the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nerve injuries
Diseases of the spinal cord
Can pediatric physiotherapy treat neurological conditions among children?
Yes, pediatric physical therapy is highly effective for kids with neurological conditions.
Children with Neurological diseases have problems with mobility, balance, increased or decreased tone or spasticity, decreased muscle strength, and range of movement.
Physical therapy can maximize the potential of a child and promote physical development to touch the milestone. For example, children who do not crawl or walk, can eventually learn these with physical therapy with the assistance of the therapists.
Pediatric physical therapy can be carried out at the clinic, the home of the child or even at the school depending on the severity of the condition and needs of the child.
Therapists performing Intensive physical therapy at Hope AMC, have seen remarkable growth in many children living with neurological conditions.
About this intensive physical therapy program
This intensive pediatric physical therapy is conducted for the span of 3 weeks with 5 days each week. In each session, the therapists engage children with tailored exercises to address the specific condition of the kid. Each session lasts up to 2 to 6 hours depending on the requirements and goal of the therapy. Therapists have observed significant progress among many children to proceed to the next level of developmental skills much quicker than expected.
The outcome of this intensive therapy
Specially designed and tailored intensive therapy can improve the functional skills, increase stamina and strengthen the muscles of the children. It helps children become more capable of performing different types of body movements such as kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, etc., with less assistance and support.
Comprehensive care for children
Whether you are looking for customized physical therapy for your child with CP(cerebral palsy), Muscular Dystrophy, or any kind of developmental delay, our comprehensive physical therapy care can benefit your kid. Our dedicated and competent team of therapists has helped children develop gross motor skills, muscle tone, strength, neuromuscular function, postural control, orthotic needs, etc.
To wait with the condition and seek help and to take the step today and book an appointment is all that makes the difference.
If you are a parent of a child with a neurological condition, you have to be proactive. Therefore, take the step today and dial our number. Or, visit our official site, learn about us and book an appointment today!
Our team is ready to help your kid by all means.