Paediatric Rehabilitation

Paediatric Rehabilitation

Paediatric Rehabilitation programs are designed to care for children and adolescents suffering from congenital or acquired physical disabilities. The program evaluates how the impairment affects the child and accordingly plans the treatment strategy. It also includes psychological rehabilitation of patients to limit the effects of the disability on the mind.

Paediatric Rehabilitation is required in several conditions affecting different systems of the body. Some common conditions are:

  • Neurological disorders
    Cerebral palsy, brain injury, Paediatric stroke, tumours
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
    Amputation, bone diseases, congenital joint and soft tissue disorders, spina bifida
  • Genetic disorders
    Hemophilia in children, sickle cell disease, Down syndrome

The Centre for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Kokilaben Hospital, Indore offers the following facilities for Paediatric Rehabilitation:

  • Occupational therapy
    This therapy helps children gain confidence in their daily activities. It aims to improve fine motor skills that are required for normal functioning. Top occupational therapists develop a home improvement program which includes parent education on managing their child.
  • Physical therapy
    This therapy helps in increasing strength in children having musculoskeletal conditions. The best Physical therapists evaluate the condition and provide required therapy to restore strength, reach developmental milestones, improve balance, reduce pain and improve ability to participate in school or sports activities.
  • Speech Language therapy
    This therapy helps children develop the skills needed for successful communication, feeding and swallowing. Some of the best speech and language therapists provide a range of speech, language and feeding therapy services to children of all ages.
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy
    This therapy helps in improving social, communication and learning skills in children with autism. It helps in improving focus and reduces the occurrence of behavioural problems.