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Physical Therapy

"Physical Therapy is a health profession whose primary purpose is the promotion of optimal human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged dysfunction".

-American Physical Therapy Association.
Paediatric Physical Therapy

Paediatric Physical Therapy is a speciality in Physical Therapy which deals with the management of developmental, congenital, neuromuscular and acquired disorders.

Early years of development is very crucial in a child's life. Paediatric Physical Therapy includes examining, evaluating, assessing the child and planning the treatment accordingly.

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Paediatric Physiotherapists play an important role in the following conditions:

  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • High risk infant
  • Haemophilia
  • Balance disorders
  • Cancer
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Post- orthopaedic surgeries
  • Idiopathic toe walking
  • Scoliosis
  • Torticollis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
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Therapy Goals
  • To improve gross motor skills
  • To improve fine motor skills
  • To improve range of motion, strength and endurance
  • To improve child's posture
  • To improve mobility and balance
  • To help the child be independent in activities in daily life
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Assessment includes history, observation of movement and posture, palpation, examination which is followed by planning of treatment and therapeutic handling of children.

Assessment may include the child's
  • Physical state
  • Quality of movement
  • Strength and endurance
  • Postural tone
  • Gross and fine motor evaluation
  • Coordination
  • Functional activities
  • Balance
  • Musculoskeletal assessment
  • Gait
  • Need of assistive devices, orthotics, and equipment.
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Therapeutic Intervention

The therapist may use many tools to achieve the desired goals. The Interventions employed at our center include;

  • Range of motion exercises
  • Exercises for strength and endurance
  • Stretching
  • Mobilisation
  • Breathing exercises and retraining
  • Relaxation
  • Neuro developmental Therapy
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • Functional training
  • Postural Training
  • Balance Exercises
  • Exercises to improve coordination
  • Therapeutc massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Ball Exercises
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Taping
  • Myo-Fascial techniques
  • Gait Training
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary exercises
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Education to Parents
  • Handling and positioning the child at home
  • Home Exercises
  • Advice regarding corrective footwear, assistive aids, equipments etc.
  • Referrel to other medical professionals, when need arises
Helping the child to achieve his/her maximum physical potential is our aim.
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