Pediatric Rehabilitation - Romatem

Pediatric Rehabilitation

What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?

The pediatric rehabilitation program provides comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation care for children. The goal is to minimize the effects of obstacles while maximizing each child's abilities. This is accomplished through effective rehabilitation of the highest quality provided in a family-centered environment.

Depending on the nature of the impairment and the needs of the child, treatment takes place in a variety of settings and uses the various skills of rehabilitation professionals to promote the highest possible level of function. The pediatric rehabilitation team aims to help each individual achieve full functional independence in self-care, mobility, communication, cognition and socialization. It is applied to treat disorders such as vision, hearing, swallowing and speech in children. It is also used in the treatment of genetic disorders and muscle diseases.

In Which Situations Is Pediatric Rehabilitation Applied?

In cases such as congenital muscle coordination disorder or subsequent disorders, deterioration of skeletal and muscular system balance in children, pediatric rehabilitation is applied to help treat the disorders.

With pediatric rehabilitation, problems related to crawling, walking and grasping can be treated in children. In addition, pediatric rehabilitation therapy is applied in the treatment of diseases such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Very successful results are obtained with pediatric rehabilitation in spinal cord injuries, disorders in the musculoskeletal structure, blows or traumas to the head, gait and crawling disorders.

What are the Techniques Used in Pediatric Rehabilitation?

Various treatment techniques are used in pediatric rehabilitation

The most effective treatment technique used in pediatric rehabilitation is rehabilitation exercises. Rehabilitation exercises are aimed at gaining muscle strength to children. Pediatric rehabilitation practices are also used for the proper functioning of the skeletal and bone system.
Standing bench is among the tools used in pediatric rehabilitation applications. The child's standing with support from a standing chair; skeletal and muscular system can be strengthened.
It is very important to start treatment early in order to get more effective results with pediatric rehabilitation. At this point, parents have an important role to play. It is very important to follow the development of their children closely and to go to the doctor by taking into account the problems they face. The symptoms that should be considered in the development process of children are as follows:

Things to consider in a 1-month-old baby:

  • All kinds of breast sucking problems
  • Not reacting at all to the warnings coming from the environment
  • Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells
  • Very frequent and severe vomiting
  • Convulsions

Things to consider for a 2-month-old baby:

  • All kinds of breast sucking problems
  • Not reacting at all to the warnings coming from the environment
  • Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells
  • Very frequent and severe vomiting
  • convulsions
  • Loss of reflex
  • Muscle laxity or excessive stiffness

Things to consider for a 3-month-old baby:

  • Eye rolling and twitching
  • Contraction and discomfort when lying on your back
  • Not starting to laugh
  • Not knowing the mother
  • Not looking at the speaker's face

Things to consider for a 4-month-old baby:

  • Still unable to control his head
  • Inability of the eye to focus on a particular point
  • Continuous fisting without releasing the hands
  • Some reflexes should disappear by 4 months of age. These reflexes are not lost,

Things to consider for an 8-month-old baby:

  • Unable to turn and move on his own
  • If hand coordination skills are not developed
  • Attempting to do the kicking motion with both legs
  • Stacking of the body on the legs while sitting

Things to consider for a 10-month-old baby:

  • Baby still unable to crawl
  • İnability to stand up
  • Not responding to name
  • Inability to coordinate, such as controlling drool

Things to consider for a 1-year-old baby:

  • Does not start walking even while holding on
  • Inability to walk on tiptoe

Other Conditions That Can Be Treated With Pediatric Rehabilitation:

  • Spina Bifida (Split or opening of the spine)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Congenital (Congenital) Anomalies
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Stress Injuries
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Nutritional Problems
  • Daily Life Rehabilitation Activities
  • Juvenile Arthritis (Joint inflammation)
  • Post Fracture Rehabilitation
  • Preoperative Rehabilitation
  • Humpback
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Childhood knee pain)
  • Wheelchair Use
  • Assistive Device Use
  • Hand and Arm Injuries
  • Foot and Leg Injuries

Pediatric rehabilitation techniques include:

  • Activities of Daily Life Education
  • Joint Treatment
  • Developer Contact
  • Basic Sign Language
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Gait Analysis / Training
  • Hand writing
  • Neurodevelopmental Therapy
  • Mouth-Motor Interventions
  • Orthotics / Prosthesis Training
  • Pragmatic / Social Skills Training
  • Sensory Integration