Pediatric Rehabilitation OP

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Pediatric Rehabilitation is the combined and coordinated use of medical , social, educational measures to retrain a differently abled child to the highest possible functional ability in relation to their age impairment and contextual factors to achieve social integration. It requires correct diagnosis, identifying functional capabilities and selecting the best rehabilitation intervention strategies with an understanding of the life of course of the disability and the continuum of care. The Physiatrist who has a Master degree in Rehabilitation Medicine act as the leader of the multidisciplinary team and conducts the outpatient services. They emphasize prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children who face limitations in function resulting from any disease process, injury or symptom. They evaluate how cognitive and physical disabilities affect growth and development and incorporate this knowledge to work with the children and their families to develop and direct individualized treatment programs. The main objectives are to restore or improve function and maximize quality of life to facilitate school and community re-integration.

In NIARC we focus on Children up to age 18 with:-
  • Multiple disabilities – Cerebral Palsy , Genetic syndromes , Neuromuscular and Muscle diseases, Metabolic disorders , Congenital and Acquired Spinal disorders, Traumatic Brain injury .
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders- Autistic Spectrum Disorders , Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Syndrome.
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disability
Services provided:-
  • Complete Medical and Functional assessment.
  • Medical guidance in goal setting and treatment.
  • Early diagnosis and Intervention Clinic
  • Spasticity management – Antispastics , Botox injections , Serial Casting.
  • Pain management
  • Medical management of ASD,ADHD.
  • Prescription of Orthosis/Splints.
  • Prescription of Assistive & Adaptive devices , Alternative & Augmentative Communication devices.
  • Gait analysis.
  • Parental Education regarding Disease, Disability, Nutrition and Architectural Barriers .
  • Appropriate Referral – Co-ordinate Child’s care with other Physicians (Neurologist , Otolaryngologist , Ophthalmologist , Orthopedician , Psychiatrist , Pediatrician ) whenever necessary.