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What is Pediatric Therapy?

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Pediatric Therapy in Dubai is recommended for babies and kids who went through some surgeries faced injuries or might be suffering from some congenital conditions. The pediatric therapists are professionals who are trained to give specialized pediatric therapy to give relief to such children and help them cope with the challenges of the daily life. Through pediatric therapy, the therapist and the family of the child patient work together so that the maximum potential can be reached to perform in the best way in school, community, and other areas.

What Types of Conditions can be Treated with Pediatric Therapy in Dubai?

A variety of pediatric conditions are there which may cause impediments to physical movements and motor skills. These conditions which are enlisted below can be treated with pediatric therapy.

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Muscular Dystrophy and associated disorders
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Hypotonia and Developmental coordination disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Back pain and sports injuries
  • Fractures
  • Orthopedic Surgeries

Role of a Pediatric Therapist in Dubai

  • A pediatric therapist’s role involves evaluating and diagnosing the condition and laying down effective treatment plan which includes ways to achieve the movements which are otherwise restricted due to the condition.
  • A pediatric therapist assesses strength, flexibility, gait, posture, sensory processing, balance, coordination, and skill.
  • A pediatric therapist is trained to administer relevant standardized tests to determine motor development.
  • The main aim is achieving gross motor skill development for both sides of the body at good levels.
  • A pediatric therapist has to also incorporate fun into the therapy as he has to deal with children in a delicate condition.
  • It’s a job which also involves collaboration with the family to achieve goals for the child patient.

Types of Pediatric Therapy – Dubai

Pediatric Therapy can be broadly classified into 3 types namely Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy.

Occupational Therapy –  involves helping the child to cope with daily life challenges and master the required skills. The therapy can be a wide range of developing simple motor skills to social skills required for interaction.

Physical Therapy – Focuses on the daily challenges of physical movement including gross motor skills. Various activities are done with fun and excitement so that the child doesn’t find it challenging.

Speech Language Therapy –  Focuses on helping the child to learn how to communicate effectively both verbally and non-verbally.