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Pediatric Physiotherapy: Signs Your Child Need Physical Therapy – Hope Abilitation Medical Center

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Parents possess an in-depth understanding of their children, therefore they are the first to notice when something is off about their children. Could it be that their children are learning to sit, crawl, stand, and walk later than other babies. It might even be that they keep losing their balance and falling.

Pediatric physiotherapy may be necessary to help them in this regard.

Pediatric physiotherapy is effective for treating perinatal conditions, as well as injuries sustained throughout childhood and into adulthood. Your child will improve his or her physical functioning, as well as the quality of his or her life, with pediatric physical therapy. In addition to minimizing disability, it also reduces the need for surgery and other invasive interventions, which reduces future health care costs.

From acute care hospitals to community settings and schools, pediatric physiotherapy services treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Pediatric physiotherapists diagnose and treat neurological, developmental, cardiorespiratory, and orthopedic conditions in children up to 18 years of age with the goal of improving function and increasing independence.

In pediatric patients with chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, physical therapy improves pulmonary function, motor control, muscle strength, and physical endurance.

Children are helped to achieve optimal physical development by pediatric physiotherapists. From 1-day-old babies to adolescents, they are experts in treating those conditions that affect babies and growing children. The treatment may include soft tissue massage, mobilization, stretching, and specific therapeutic exercises.

How Pediatric Physiotherapy Works:

These pediatric physiotherapy therapists encourage children to move to the best of their abilities through play, age-appropriate fun, and instruction. Children and their families will always be the focal point of physiotherapy practice, and the physiotherapist will have the opportunity to work with them in a range of situations, including the home, preschool groups, education, and recreational settings.

Due to the complex needs of the child and family, the physiotherapist may have to collaborate with many other disciplines, including medical, nursing, social work, educational, psychological, and psychiatric teams. In such teams, physiotherapists must communicate their observations, assessments, and treatment plans to the child, his parents, and other team members.  Pediatric physiotherapy specialists must, in addition to their physiotherapy skills, understand childhood development, primitive reflex patterns, and pediatric illness and disability in order to work efficiently and effectively.

Pediatric Physiotherapy Treats The Following Conditions:

Pediatric physiotherapy specialists can treat children between the ages of 0 and 18 with neurological and/or developmental issues that interfere with their physical development. Brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerve problems can cause neurological conditions. Physical functions such as mobility, muscle strength, range of movement, and balance may be difficult for babies and/or children with neurological conditions.

The following are just a few of the neurological conditions that pediatric physiotherapists have extensive experience in:

  • Gross motor delay
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscular Dystrophy or other neuromuscular challenges
  • Torticollis/Plagiocephaly
  • Other genetic disorders
  • Weight challenges
  • Athlete

In order to formulate a structured treatment program for your child, we will assess his or her development, movement, strength, and balance, based on which we can develop a plan that may include:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Re-educating normal movement patterns
  • Balance training
  • Improving standing and quality of walking
  • Advice and support for parents and or teachers
  • Milestone development
  • Working on fine and gross motor skills

Who Will Benefit?

Development and movement difficulties in children can be assessed, identified, diagnosed, and treated by pediatric physiotherapists. To develop individualized therapy programs for our clients, pediatric physiotherapists use their hands-on skills, combined with fun, creativity, and playfulness. Children participating in treatment programs are able to move and participate in everyday activities, such as play, learning, going to school, and being part of a family and community, with optimal health, well-being, and abilities.

Developmental problems may make it difficult for children to reach milestones at expected ages or times. Most children reach developmental milestones at certain ages. Among them are head control, rolling, crawling, walking, and talking. Children with neurological or developmental problems will benefit from pediatric physiotherapy treatment in order to maximize their potential and reach specific milestones (e.g., rolling, crawling, walking).

Pediatric Physiotherapy at Hope AMC Dubai

Hope AMC Dubia is one of the most reputable physiotherapy for children clinics in Dubai. You can consult our well-trained CP children physical therapists who provide the right therapy program, at the right time, at the right frequency and duration.

Get same-day access for evaluation for your child’s treatment. Book your appointment today!

By admin | July 29, 2022 | Categories: Physiotherapy Dubai | Tags:

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