Pediatric Rehabilitation - an area of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired disorders of motor and sensory function in children. Rehabilitation of children with these disorders requires the determination of functional ability and choice of the best strategy for recovery. more
Pediatric Rehabilitation process can be performed in an outpatient setting and in hospital clinics, is usually engaged in children from birth to 21 years after various accidents, falls, injuries, illnesses and surgical interventions, as well as with all states, which require assessment of Conduct and subsequent rehabilitation.
Experts in Pediatric Rehabilitation engaged in conditions such as:
Congenital developmental disorders, spina bifida;
Treatment and rehabilitation after injuries of the brain and spinal cord, spine;
Brachial plexus palsy;
Chronic pain syndrome;
Peripheral neuropathy, myopathy;
After the amputation of limbs after arthrogryposis;
Children with Down syndrome, verbal and motor ataxia, speech disorders, and so on.
Experts in Pediatric Rehabilitation in its work uses the most advanced diagnostic and treatment equipment, including: electromyography, nerve conduction studies in the diagnosis of diseases of the muscles, nerves and joints, the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) to reduce spasticity and pain; physiotherapy, medical gymnastics, various massages, water therapy, mud therapy, and contact with animals, such as horse riding.
The goal of PediatricRehabilitation - not only to return a sick child health, but also to develop his physical and mental function to the optimum level.
Complex of application of various means of rehabilitation in accordance with the plan of restoration of health and functional usefulness of a sick child requires a special approach to the organization and methodology:
Rehabilitation of a sick child should begin in the earliest stages of the disease, accounting a natural and organic part of the medical actions, complementing and enriching the comprehensive treatment;
The rehabilitation process should be carried out continuously while is not reached the maximum recovery of the child's health;
At each stage of rehabilitation has complex character;
Individual character as the rehabilitation program, and application of means, taking into account the peculiarities the child's personality and characteristics of pathological and functional changes;
The ultimate goal of rehabilitation - the child's return to his usual conditions of life, study, and at the necessary changes - adapting to the new conditions of life.