Paediatric rehabilitation is restoring children to normal life or health through training and therapy depending on their health conditions and after illness or injuries. Common conditions of children that need paediatric rehabilitation are the following:
- spinal cord injury
- traumatic brain injury
- augmentative and alternative communication
- brachial plexus
- cerebral palsy
- chronic pain
- juvenile arthritis
- developmental disorders/delayed milestone
- musculoskeletal condition
Specialists in paediatric rehabilitation take a complete approach to treatments that meet the child’s needs. They do not take care of the child’s physical needs; they also help patients and their families deal with social issues brought about by their disabilities. Teams that provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy collaborate as necessary, so that needs of daily life can be met.
Cerebral palsy is a neuromuscular disorder that damages movement, muscle coordination, and gait or the manner of walking. This condition is a characteristic of spasticity, defined by stiff, rigid, or tight muscles. Spasticity denies the child the ability to control muscle movement, especially in the ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.
Intensive rehabilitation often begins during the early years of any disorder and is designed to help the child develop confidence, improve muscle control, and manage spasticity. Some children continue working with their therapists through adulthood.
All aspects of the child’s rehabilitation care are coordinated by doctors specialising in rehabilitative medicine. They are called physiatrists. The other professionals that work in rehabilitative medicine include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. Physiotherapists provide stretching and strengthening exercises to relax tight muscles, helping the child better control their body movements. Physiotherapy can also improve balance, reinforce posture and reduce joint problems.
Occupational therapy helps children control hand movement and coordination, allowing them to write, eat, dress, and do other routine tasks.
Developmental delays occur when a kid does not learn the skills expected of them at their age. These delays are in social skills, cognitive play, motor function, and speech and language; a developmental delay in a child can be a learning disability, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorder.
Developmental delays are almost similar to delayed milestone. A milestone is a significant period in the child’s development when he learns to walk or talk, and it is a delayed milestone if a child doesn’t know to walk or speak at a certain age.
Spina Bifida is a common disorder that is acquired at birth. It happens when the spinal cord and the spine do not form properly. This condition is a type of neural tube defect. The neural tube becomes the baby’s brain, spinal cord, and enclosing tissue when the embryo has developed.
Whatever disorder your child suffers, whether it is ADD/ADHD, club feet, or other conditions, you can depend on the Mission Walk team for the care your child needs.
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