Paediatric Care

What is Pediatric care?

Children receive the necessary assistance they need to have a safe, healthy and happy childhood.

Paediatric Care

If your kid requires physical treatment, a paediatric physical therapist will be assigned to them (PT). Paediatric physical therapists typically work with children under the age of 18, from infants to adolescence. Children are seen for a number of causes, including bone and muscular problems, sports-related injuries, and genetic, brain, spine, and nerve diseases.

What are the responsibilities of a paediatric physical therapist?

Paediatric physical therapists assist children in improving their range of motion, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. What is the goal? Assist youngsters in moving their bodies in the ways and at the times that they desire to the best of their abilities. Paediatric physical therapists assist children in completing daily activities.

In a Physical Therapy Session, What Will My Child Do?

Paediatric physical therapy sessions should, for the most part, look and feel like play. PTs keep kids motivated and happy by engaging them in entertaining, age-appropriate games and activities. (Kids should enjoy themselves, but physical treatment can be exhausting!)

Gross motor abilities (tasks involving vast muscle groups, such as walking and throwing) are improved by encouraging children to do things like:

  • Play on giant exercise balls to build strength
  • Run/hop around to improve coordination
  • Balance on a balance beam
  • Stand on one foot

A physical therapist might also recommend activities for you to undertake with your child at home.

Is it necessary for my child to see a paediatric physical therapist?

Physical therapists can assist children with a variety of concerns, including:

  • Recovery from sports- and non-sports-related injuries
  • Developmental delays, such as a child who should be walking
  • Failure to meet developmental milestones for their age
  • Genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome
  • Muscle imbalances or weakness
  • Nerve/muscle disorders, such as cerebral palsy
  • Poor coordination and/or motor planning - the ability to think about and carry out a motor act, such as writing with a pencil

There are two main type of services help your child get care, guide and groom

Respite care

This helps your child to understand and be habitual for health and selfcare.

  • Bathing, grooming
  • Oral hygiene and skin care
  • Incontinence care
  • Implementing plans of care
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Medical equipment
  • Dressing

Behaviral healthcare

This helps your child to improve the behaviour for food, health and social.

  • Therapy services
  • Feeding support
  • Nutrition services
  • Mentoring programm
  • Assisting a child with homework
  • First Aid training
  • Recreational activities

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