Paediatric physiotherapists offer a range of assessment, treatment and programs to children aged from the new-born to the young adult. Treatment approaches are specific depending on the child’s condition. This might include exercises, gait retraining, neurodevelopment therapy (NDT), splinting and positioning, cardio respiratory intervention and education.

How can a Physiotherapist help you with your premature baby?

A Physiotherapist is an important treatment partner for any child born prematurely.

Four important things where our physiotherapist will guide parents of premature baby are:

  • Education on holding, carrying, and playing with the baby

           Therapist will provide ideas for positioning the baby on the back for sleep, and on the stomach for play when the baby is aware

  • Fostering developmental skills
           Some babies born prematurely have developmental problems. Our Physiotherapist will help your child learn to master motor skills, such as;

    1. Holding up the head
    2. Sitting up
    3. Crawling
    4. Pulling to standing
    5. And walking
  • Increasing strength

    Some babies born prematurely may have decreased muscle strength or tone associated with the prematurity, physiotherapist will teach you exercises and play activities to maintain or increase your baby’s strength. We identify games and fun tasks that make our sessions interesting.

  • Orofacial neuromotor stimulation

    Some babies born prematurely will have difficulty in sucking milk. Our expert physiotherapist will stimulate orofacial neuromotor structures so that sucking reflex for your baby should improve, which in turn will help in sucking milk and improving the babies health.

How our Paediatric Physiotherapist expert will help Cerebral palsy child?

Cerebral palsy – A disorder that affects muscle tone, movements and motor skills. Those with Cerebral Palsy experience mobility, function, posture and balance challenges of varying degrees. We follow multidisciplinary approach that focuses on improving basic child’s mobility

Our therapist will develop a course of treatment that will include exercises, stretches, and possibly assistive and adaptive equipment designed to achieve mobility. The treatment may also employ the use of passive modalities involving hot and cold packs, ultrasound technology or other means in which the child does not take an active role.

All treatment is designed to meet a child’s individual needs in a way that emphasizes physical fitness, and minimizes injuries and pain.

Additionally, our physiotherapist provides positive reinforcement for a child by focusing on his or her capabilities, not limitations and sets a goal for young patients, and work with them to meet predetermined benchmarks with confidence in a safe, supportive environment.

Therapy aids overall treatment goals such as:

  • Overcoming physical limitations
  • Expanding range of joint motion
  • Building and maintaining muscle tone
  • Increasing recreational capabilities
  • Identifying alternate ways to perform everyday tasks
  • Fostering independence
  • Decreasing the likelihood of contractures, bone deformity
  • Educating children and parents about adaptive equipment
  • Providing sensory stimulation
  • Increasing fitness
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Improving posture
  • Improving gait
  • Minimizing pain and discomfort
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