At Cogniable, we believe in providing holistic care to children with special needs. That's why we offer specialized physiotherapy services to help children with cerebral palsy and other pediatric conditions improve their motor skills and achieve greater independence.
PEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Child physiotherapists specialize in pediatric areas of orthopedics, congenital malformations, neurology, neuropsychiatry, and prematurity. They treat children who are developing normally or have issues related to developmental delay with movement or physiological problems such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Congenital Talipes Equinovarus And Delayed Milestones.
Physiotherapy treatment is not just one thing. There are many different techniques a physiotherapist can introduce to help develop your child’s motor skills, coordination and balance. One of the reasons for this is because every child is different and his or her needs change as he or she grows older. The physiotherapist has to be familiar with all the activities that your child partakes in: such as eating, drinking, bathing and toileting etc., so that the right schedule can be fitted around the needs of your child. This will allow a smooth flow during any given day, while also allowing him or her to live life according to his or her mean age group expectations within his or her educational needs (school) and cultural aspirations (friends at school).
Like every other profession, a pediatric physical therapist will assess your child. They will analyze any potentials or limitations of the child and create a treatment plan for him or her specifically. The plan may include certain activities that you as a caregiver can perform as part of your child's home-based rehabilitation program.
Pediatric physiotherapy can help a number of children with brain or neurological disorders, spinal cord issues like spina bifida, hydrocephalus, personality disorders and infantile spasms. The main goal of a Physiotherapist is to make sure that any child’s body functions are working properly, especially the main organs and systems. The respiratory system is of special concern because it enables babies to breathe on their own, by letting them inhale air into their lungs. Physiotherapists also use massages and stretches on children as an essential part of treatment for pediatrics.
In order to help improve the motor and cognitive skills of a child with certain developmental abnormalities, it may be beneficial to provide them with exercises as well, especially if such children begin showing symptoms of muscle weakness or limited range of motion endurance.
Childhood conditions like cerebral palsy can negatively affect the muscles in their bodies as they grow older; this is why it's so important that these children learn how to properly stretch and strengthen the muscles within their bodies in order to increase the range of movement in each limb - all while preventing against any unwanted contractures that might occur!
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR DOWN SYNDROME Personalized and Evidence-Based Physiotherapy Services
Physical Therapy can be life changing for those with Down Syndrome. A physical therapist partners with a child from infancy and through adulthood, helping to enhance their independence as they age. Nowadays many physical therapists provide guidance during exercise by walking alongside their child to assist them in safely performing strength training exercises and other forms of therapy.
Physical therapists are involved in the care of someone with Down's syndrome throughout the years even through old age. They use different therapy techniques to help people who have Down’s Syndrome gain strength so that they can live an active lifestyle for many years!
Physiotherapy for Down syndrome includes:
Physiotherapy for Down syndrome has the following objectives:
PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
According to Patel (2005) a wide range of therapeutic interventions have been used in the treatment and management of children with cerebral palsy.
Neurodevelopmental treatment and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation are based on evidence that shows usefulness in increasing strength but the effectiveness of other treatments like sensory integration, and body-weight support treadmill training have not been clearly established yet and
they don’t have strong evidence to back them up with. This includes conductive education, constraint-induced movement therapy, used in the treatment of cerebral palsy. We inspect the most popular ways people try to approach children with Cerebral Palsy.
Important points to keep in mind about Physiotherapy for Cerebral Palsy:
- Muscle strength and activation may be increased.
- Stretching and splinting procedures can help to reduce muscular stiffness and spasms. - Play and ordinary activities should be used to promote physical development. - With the use of various equipment, you can improve your movement.
EFFICACY OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Experts in the field of occupational therapy share cordial and mutually beneficial relationships with doctors, therapists, patients, parents and administration. It’s an important field for the mindset
behind these studies is that the earlier intervention and tailored physical therapy for children with disabilities or developmental motor difficulties can occur, the better chances are of predictively making a difference that will last a lifetime.
These professionals work to help people improve their muscle tone and range of motion, decreasing pain levels as well as helping individuals learn how to function more optimally either on their own or by providing coping skills that allow them to live independently.
These practitioners may use a number of treatment approaches in pediatric physiotherapy including but not limited to:
- Manual physiotherapy treatments.
- Prescribed, customized exercise plan.
- Coordination with the child’s school, parents and healthcare team.
- Custom splints, orthotics or equipment to make everyday activities easier for the child.
Private PT clinics, out-patient clinics, health and wellness clinics, nursing homes, schools, rehabilitation hospitals, and sports training facilities are all places where PT programmers are offered. Occupational therapy, which combines sensory integration approaches into the treatment regimen, is sometimes paired with physical therapy.
Pediatric physiotherapists help children to achieve their optimal physical development. They have specialist knowledge in the growth of babies and how their bodies develop during ultrasound procedures, once they are born, but right up until adolescence, when their bodies undergo drastic changes.
Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric physiotherapy services and how we can help your child reach their goals.