What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?

What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?
What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?

Developmental delays in gross and fine motor activities in children or babies are the biggest reason for families to worry.

For this reason, it is very important for parents to follow the normal growth and development of their children. In this context, 'Pediatric Rehabilitation' comes to the fore, covering many problems from neurological disorders that may arise congenital or later, to musculoskeletal problems affecting growth and development.

Babies begin to learn and develop by trying to understand the environment from the moment they are born. In every development, families are overwhelmed with a different joy. However, the failure of this situation to proceed in its normal course may indicate some problems. In this case, which may occur congenitally or later, early intervention is of great importance.

Big Business for Families

Romatem Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Hospital Physiotherapist Şehnaz Yüce, who pointed out that 15 percent of the world population is disabled and that the figures of people between 0 and 16 years old have a considerable ratio, “The biggest task here falls on families. As a result of their follow-up, a comprehensive assessment is made to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the child along with the early diagnosis of the problem. Starting treatment without delay provides a great advantage for the future. Because in pediatric rehabilitation, it is aimed that children can continue their daily life activities with maximum independence and comfort by helping them to maximize their functions and quality of life.used his expressions.

Treatment Varies According to the Type of Problem

Stating that the approach is very important in pediatric rehabilitation, Yüce continued as follows: “As a result of the detailed evaluation, the quality of the movements of the child, the behavior while performing the movement, the position at rest, the behavior when completing the movement, the points where the child receives support are determined and the program is created. Even in the same disease group, each child's problem life, ability and progression are different. So no child should be compared to another child. Accordingly, treatment programs also vary. There are techniques we use in pediatric rehabilitation. These techniques are determined according to the needs of the child and a treatment program is created. It starts with a single technique, the family is taught the technique, and other necessary techniques are included in the treatment program over time. The good communication between the child, family and physiotherapist during the treatment positively affects the treatment and makes the process more enjoyable. "

Things to consider month by month in baby:

1 month old

Sucking problems

● Not reacting to warnings from the environment.

● Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells

Very frequent and severe vomiting

● Transferring money

2 month old

Sucking problems

● Not reacting to warnings from the environment.

● Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells

Very frequent and severe vomiting

● Transferring money

Loss of reflex or increased reflex

Looseness or excessive stiffness in the muscles

3 month old

Crossed and twitching eyes

● Stress and discomfort when lying on your back

● Not starting to laugh

● Not knowing the mother

● Not looking at the speaker's face

4 month old

Still unable to control his head

Inability of the eye to focus on a certain point

● Continuous punching without letting hands free

● Some reflexes should disappear at 4 months of age. These reflexes do not disappear,

8 month old

Can't turn and move on his own

No reaching or holding onto the toy

● Moving their feet at the same time, independent of each other.

● Inability to sit independently while sitting

10 month old

● Inability to progress in the prone position

Unable to hold on and get up

Doesn't react to his name

● Lack of drooling control

1 age

● Inability to stand up by holding on

Stepping by pressing his finger tip

Conditions That Can Be Treated With Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Spina Bifida (Spine or aperture)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple Scoliosis
  • Congenital (Congenital) Anomalies
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Stress Injuries
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Juvenile Arthritis (Joint inflammation)
  • Post-Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Preoperative Rehabilitation
  • Kyphosis
  • Brachial plexus injuries and other nerve injuries
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Balance and coordination disorders
  • Post-traumatic rehabilitation

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