(Pediatric) Kids Physiotherapy
- What is Pediatric Physiotherapy?
Pediatric or Kids Physiotherapy is a specialized field of physiotherapy that engages in treatment of children between 0-18 years of age.
- What does a Pediatric Physiotherapist do?
The most important element is determining “what is right and most suitable” to the child and the family’s needs. It typically involves a thorough, objective and functional assessment which assesses a child’s gross motor, fine motor, language-social and cognitive skills. Using it as a baseline, the therapist attentively speaks and listens to the child, family members and care-givers to formulate a Tailored treatment plan based on functional goals, and identified areas of needs.
The therapist will carry out periodic reassessments to monitor the child’s progress and accordingly modify the treatment plan.
- Who do we Treat?
The conditions cover not only the pediatric age group of 0-18 years but go beyond 18 years to engage in treatment of variety of conditions:
• Cerebral Palsy
• Developmental delay
• Spina Bifida
• Genetic disorders & Syndromes
• Spinal cord injury
• Multiple sclerosis
• Flat foot
• CTEV/Club foot
• In-toeing/Out-toeing Gait
• Congenital Hip dislocation
• Brachial plexus injury/Erbs palsy
- Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT)
NDT is a holistic and interdisciplinary clinical practice model informed by current and evolving research. It emphasizes individualized hands-on therapy based on movement analysis for rehabilitation of individuals with neurological pathophysiology, and to assist kids who may not have achieved certain developmental milestones and skills.
- Early Intervention:
It is a specialized program catering to babies and neonates who had a risk factor just before or after birth. This program provides early identification and developmental services for infants and toddlers, ages birth to three with a developmental delay or disability, and their families.
- Feeding therapy
Caregivers face more issues feeding a child with special needs commonly leading to inability to provide the nutrition needed for the growing child. This treatment focuses on a thorough Feeding evaluation followed by treatment plan to suit the child’s needs. It may also be aided by suggestion of special equipment for feeding the child.
When would your child need Physiotherapy?
Parents always know their child the best. If your child shows any delay or deviation of any sort, parents should seek help from our Highly Specialized Therapist. We can help to determine whether Pediatric or Kids Physiotherapy is beneficial to your child, and devise a workable plan with you and your family. We can help to Maximize your Child’s Potential.